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Native Mobile App UX Designer & Researcher

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Please ONLY apply if you have solid experience working with Native Mobile Apps

We are looking for 3 talented individuals to work for a huge retail company’s Next Generation Mobile team based in London Farringdon. These will be 3-6 months contracts initially, but may have the potential to role on.
The Mobile Experience team is a newly formed group responsible for designing the next generation mobile user experience. Comprised of product and design professionals, they are excited about building a truly great experience for customers which goes well beyond today's offerings. Combining a deep understanding of user needs with the latest technology they are trying to build the next wave of mobile apps and sites that will enable their customers to enjoy a truly cross-channel shopping experience.
This team can offer excitement, good team spirit, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities. You will work in an agile (inspired) development environment and be comfortable working with colleagues on and offshore.

The Role - UX Designer & Researcher
We are looking for a customer focused UX designer/user researcher with a combination of UX design expertise, user research and usability testing skills.
As a key member of the mobile UX team the individual will lead the user testing and insight programme for the mobile experience group, setting up an agile process for gathering and evaluating customer insight into new features for mobile services as part of a multichannel experience.
Experience in organising, facilitating and leading on-site user interviews, usability testing, qualitative and quantitative research will be essential, ideally in an agile product design and development environment.
Excellent presentation and verbal skills will be required to communicate and present findings and recommendations to stakeholders in the mobile experience team.
As well as design research expertise this person should ideally have UX design skills for Native Mobile App's including sketching, wire framing, visual design and paper prototyping.
Technical must haves:
Solid Native Mobile Applications Design experience
Experience of Design through to hands-on prototyping/coding is a prerequisite for this role
“Hands-on” User Research / Testing experience is a pre-requisite
Have multiplatform design experience, a strong working knowledge of UX, experience leading the design process, use initiative and thrive in a high pressure environment
Be a strong face to face communicator and able to verbally communicate visual ideas, be able to professionally present to people of all levels, be well organised & excellent at meeting deadlines
Expert in creating visual concepts and designs to create excellent customer experiences, strong experience working with user centred design methodologies throughout the design process from research to end-user testing.
Solid technical understanding – You will need to be technically confident and have a keen understanding of the importance of creating technically sound design that exploits advances in technology to enrich the user experience.

If you are interested in finding out more and have native mobile app experience, please get in touch with a copy of your updated CV, work samples and day rate.

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