Design Strategist

Houston, TX
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Lauren Elliott

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Design Strategist to work with our client based in the Houston area. This is a a great opportunity to work with a team of Human Centered Design Specialists to facilitate workshops, collaborte with development teams, and be a subject matter expert when it comes to HCD principles. 


Job Duties

  • Plan, design and facilitate design thinking workshops
  • Plan, conduct and synthesize research using standard methodologies and outputs including personas, stakeholder interviews, user observation, contextual inquires, ethnography, journey mapping, service blueprints, mental models, task analysis, card sorting, usability testing, customer satisfaction monitoring, focus groups, and competitive analysis.
  • Visualize ideas using professional design tools as well as sticky notes, sketch boards, whiteboard markers or whatever tools are necessary to rapidly work through research and ideation and move to the next stage.
  • Engage with users on-site at domestic and international operational locations for preparatory research as well as design validation.
  • Engage with stakeholders, developers and other designers and teams to deliver and capitalize on the gathered research.
  • Work closely with interaction designers and design team to formulate research plans that drive end-user satisfaction and measurable business goals.
  • Design and conduct various types of research activities, including early design concept testing, rapid iterative testing, eye-tracking, remote testing, surveys, benchmark studies, usability test, heuristic evaluation, etc.
  • Identify gaps between the current and the ideal user experience to drive innovation focus and purpose.
  • Continuously challenge the effectiveness of design, recommending changes, as appropriate.
  • Bring research back to project teams and help drive decisions based on research and usability studies.
  • Manage end-user recruiting, partnering with business to identify and recruit end-users for involvement throughout the design process.
  • Work with design teams to design test plans and help iterate designs throughout user testing.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on user research methods, usability best practices, user-centered design, and our end-users.
  • Lead training and workshops to teach UCD methodologies to non-UX professionals.
  • Develop and manage internal research and usability capabilities, including hardware, software, templates and other assets used for testing

Client Description:

Our client is a technology company that provides digital solutions and distributes ground-breaking technologies to enable performance (and sustainability) that are crucial for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, the company collaborates with suppliers, contractors, and business partners in surrounding communities to create life-changing technologies that unlock cleaner and safer access to energy for every community. Psst, this also includes the communities you and I work in! How cool!

Our client knows that their employees are the biggest asset of the entire company and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. They are ever-evolving and constantly innovating to provide every. single. person. the tools to achieve higher goals! The vast diversity (representing more than 160 nationalities) is what makes the company stronger, collaboration is what helps the company achieve more..together. They will continue to give talented people the platform to perform at their very best and offer career developmental skills to help do so.

With your creative ideas, design expertise, and attention to detail--you will help create the ultimate digital experience! The experience you will gain, skills you will sharpen, and people you will meet will transfer onto your resume setting you apart from the rest. If you haven't had experience in the energy industry yet, this is your chance to transition into a massive industry with incredible growth! Discover the impact you can make and apply today to see the many opportunities we have for you!

Working with AQUENT provides you access to some pretty awesome perks:

  • Subsidized (up to 85%!) Health, Vision and Dental Benefits, and Access to Fidelity 401(k) with Matching!
  • FSA Program
  • Weekly Direct Deposit
  • Resume / Portfolio Review + Interview Prep. You'll be set-up for success!
  • Free Continued Learning: https://thegymnasium.com/ Compare our benefits to other agencies, here: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits
  • Who is AQUENT? www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z-n8nfytuM