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User Experience Researcher

Medford, MA
December 28, 2019

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Daniel Weinstein

** ********** **., #2-617-***-****

Medford, MA 02155

Experienced researcher who utilizes insights from human psychology, UX, and scientific reasoning to develop innovative, data-driven solutions to challenging problems. Employment and Research

Northeastern University Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab - Boston, MA Project Director (Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2019)

Research Assistant (March – Sept. 2016)

● Coordinated recruitment and data collection for multiple NIH-funded studies examining health and safety practices within the construction industry

● Collaborated with construction industry representatives and faculty across academic disciplines to optimize methodology

● Designed and implemented quantitative and qualitative data collection methods including focus groups, in-person interviews and surveys

● Created and maintained research project databases

● Provided lab administrative support including data visualization for presentations, research document preparation, and general technical assistance Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Psychology Graduate Researcher (2013 – 2015)

● Spearheaded multi-institutional research collaboration investigating social relationship development in community-based choirs

● Utilized available scientific evidence to devise novel quantitative research methodologies

● Completed statistical analysis of findings using SPSS and MS Excel

● Published results in scientific journal Evolution and Human Behavior; presented at multiple conferences

KVH Industries, Inc. – Middletown, RI – (June 2015 – Oct. 2015) QA & Data Analyst

● Tested user interface and key systems for end users

● Ensured high quality of data for both internal and end users

● Used Salesforce to run reports, analyze data, and correct customer information

● Curated intranet content and wrote technical documentation Technical Skills

● REDCap database management

● Qualtrics research tools

● SPSS statistical analysis software

● Digital audio workstations

● MS Office Suite

● Web-based collaboration tools


Goldsmiths, University of London (2013 – 2014)

MSc Music, Mind, & Brain (Psychology)

Thesis: Music, endorphins, and social connections: The effect of group singing on connectivity, positive affect, and pain threshold.

Passed with distinction

Binghamton University (2009 – 2012)

B.A. Psychology; Certificate in Evolutionary Studies Professional Development/Continuing Education

Northeastern University, College of Arts, Media, and Design (2018) Game Design & Analysis

Coursera - Online Courses in User Experience Research (2019) Introduction to User Experience Principles and Processes Understanding User Needs

Evaluating Designs with Users

Publications, Presentations, and Media

Scientific publication

Weinstein, D., Launay, J., Pearce, E., Dunbar, R. I., & Stewart, L. (2016). Singing and social bonding: changes in connectivity and pain threshold as a function of group size. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(2), 152-158.

Conference presentations

Weinstein, D., Launay, J., Pearce, E., Dunbar, R. I., & Stewart, L. (2016). Singing and social bonding: changes in connectivity and pain threshold as a function of group size. Presentation at the Northeast Music Cognition Group Conference, Boston, MA. Weinstein, D., Launay, J., Pearce, E., Dunbar, R. I., & Stewart, L. (2016). Changes in social connectedness as a result of community singing in small and large choirs. In Launay, J. (Chair), Choral Singing and Well-Being.

Symposium presentation at International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA.


American Public Media interview “Sing To Inspire: The Power of Group Singing.” (Nov 9, 2015) Pacific Standard Review: “Feeling Isolated? Try Choral Singing” (Oct 22, 2015). Leadership

● Vice President (2011-2012), and founding member, composer, conductor, and trombonist

(2009-2012) of Explorchestra, the Binghamton University Composers’ Orchestra)

● Research Assistant (2011-2013), Binghamton University Evolution Studies Program

● Teaching Assistant (2011-2012), Binghamton University Department of Biology

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