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Metaverse UX Research Design Intern 2022

Samsung Research America Internship
$16k - $25k est.

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Title: Metaverse UX Research & Design Intern 2022

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab:Mobile Platform Solutions

Location:Mountain View, CA

Overview:Are you passionate about transforming bleeding-edge technologies into products and services that will impact millions in our daily lives? At Mobile Platform Solutions (MPS) ARPL (AR Platform Lab), we are looking for a passionate Metaverse User research and design Internto share their creative vision and to build applications and services for Samsung's array of devices spanning mobile phones, speakers, wearables, etc. In this position, you will join a collaborative team of world-class researchers, designers, and engineers in the field of AI/ML, Fintech, blockchain, IAM & IOT technologies, with emphasis on computer vision, AR/VR/XR.

Come join the Samsung MPS team and be a leader in bringing futuristic services to life!

Position Summary:The Metaverse UX Research and Design Intern will work with the XR Design Group inside MPS to create designs and prototypes for next generation applications by incorporating research and insight. You will research currently available product and services and gain user insight. You will combine it come up with design to contribute to create proof of concept prototypes to showcase new product directions, features, and interactions. You will participate in discussions with other team members for other projects. You strike a balance between a designer and engineer. You can create new ideas that will resonate with consumers, but can also open Unity and make your ideas tangible. You will work with designers to refine your designs and engineers to refine your code.

We are specifically looking for someone who will work well within our team and someone who can bring in a new background outside of our team’s current strengths.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct user research on multiple available product and services.
  • Work cross functionally with design, product, engineering team to share the insight and to identify new opportunities and challenges.
  • Research and design to develop new interactions, applications, and platform features that are in line with business objectives.
  • Start ideation with sketches and move ideas into interactive prototypes in Unity.
  • Work closely with your coworkers to create the next generation of human-computer interaction.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a design discipline, human-computer interaction, games, or computer science. Can either be a current student or recently graduated
  • 1+ years working on AR/VR projects or products, either in school or industry
  • 2+ years programming experience in Unity
  • Able to work with designers, engineers, researchers, and product managers
  • Able to navigate ambiguous, shifting requirements in a fast paced environment
  • Able to show at least one relevant project that has well developed visuals, interactions, product direction, or all three

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a design discipline, human-computer interaction, games, or computer science.
  • Deep experience with at least one AR headset, especially if you’ve designed and built for them.
  • Familiarity with a 3D modeling tool (e.g. Blender, Maya, AR/VR native tools).
  • Experience working with a framework such as VRTK or MRTK.
  • Familiarity with user testing in AR or VR.