User research: Level 6
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Champions user-centred design and secures organisational commitment to the significant involvement of users in research to achieve a deep understanding of their current and future needs. Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure research continually informs the development of systems, interactions, products and services to optimise utility and usability for users and enable them to achieve their required outcomes. Develops or sources organisational resources and capabilities to facilitate adoption and exploitation of user research, including specialist user-centred facilities and user communities. Collaborates with internal and external partners to facilitate effective user research.