(Aka… What I might tell a friend I haven’t talked in a year)
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Well, I did it. I graduated! Actually, it’s been about 2 months since I’ve graduated. It’s a different experience than my undergrad graduation.
I’m spending most of my days now applying for jobs. It has been a TOUGH search, to be honest. I’ll keep it light here and will note that I’ve stumbled upon some roles that really ignite excitement. Based off of some of these, I had ChatGPT write me a job description which was kinda fun.
Job Title: Applied Cognitive Scientist
Job Overview/Objective: As an Applied Cognitive Scientist, you will leverage insights from cognitive and behavioral science to collaborate with clients, developers, engineers, and cross-functional teams within the company. Your primary objective will be to design technology solutions grounded in scientific principles, enhancing the user experience and ensuring ethical considerations are integrated throughout the product or service lifecycle.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Conduct Research: - Conduct both qualitative and quantitative research to understand user behavior, preferences, and cognitive processes.
- Data Analysis: - Analyze and synthesize research data to extract actionable insights, contributing to informed decision-making.
- Artifact Development: - Develop comprehensive artifacts to communicate research findings to diverse audiences, including executives (C-suite), designers, engineers, legal professionals, and developers.
- Collaboration: - Collaborate with cross-functional teams to strategize and implement effective and appropriate solutions based on research findings.
- Ethical Integration: - Integrate ethical considerations within the entire product or service lifecycle, ensuring responsible and sustainable technology development.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Advanced degree in Cognitive Science, Behavioral Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field.
- Proven experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research in a professional setting.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor messages for diverse audiences.
- Collaboration and teamwork skills, with a proven ability to work effectively with individuals from various backgrounds.
A lot of what comes next is based on the job search!! Although I hope to spend the next couple of months reigniting this website and the general project behind it. On top of watching a million more spooky TV shows/movies!
TL;DR: Graduated, looking for jobs. Still in Dallas, trying to soak up the spooky season 🎃
🙋🏽♀️ Questions on my mind 🤔 :
- How do you design for choice?
- How do you design for trust?
- In the culture today where every other headline is populated with talk of generative AI, how are people finding value on less technically advanced tools (ie. notebooks - Bullet Journal)? (When tech sucks)
- What might be the effect on culture and our brains if generative AI stays behind the hype?