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Senior UX Designer

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Requirements:
- Experience with Responsive Redesigns / Frameworks / Patterns
- eCom / Retail (Luxury, Fashion, Beauty is a plus)
- Experience working with offshore development is a plus
- Light-weight prototyping in Invision, Proto.io,

Project/Client:
- Please note this person will not likely work with the fashion brand client, but will likely work with a merchandise retail client
- Industry experience is not the main focus
- Basically, the client is targeting UX designers who have redesigned an eCommerce website before, not just informational websites or apps

Main duties and responsibilities:
- Work with ACD on IA deliverables for 11 weeks as per their direction for a responsive redesign for a high end fashion brand client

Job Summary
- Senior UX Designers are responsible for the navigation, organization, interaction design, and business/user process engineering for leading-edge Web solutions, software, mobile and other interactive devices
- This involves application of user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities into world-class user experience for leading companies.
- This role involves leading tracks of work, being the client point of contact, and guiding developers and other designers/ Information Architects in projects.

Key Responsibilities
- Evaluate existing sites in terms of their persuasiveness, emotional design, and conversion; assess properties for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding
- Lead participatory design/user testing sessions; lead Information Architects in the sessions
- Identify and document meaningful patterns from the user research, audit the findings; provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings
- Lead development of personas/segmentations based on research findings; integrate personas/segmentations with related deliverables such as opportunity maps and wireframes
- Prepare, conduct, and analyse behavioral in-context research events
- Identify opportunities to create business value and improve the user experience
- Execute participatory requirements gathering sessions, participate in debrief sessions
- Conduct and analyze stakeholder interviews to understand key success factors for a project or pursuit
- Present concepts to clients and internal stakeholders with research and best practice annotations
- Provide consultancy to other IAs in layout, placement and content of design elements towards persuasive design strategy; mentor junior Information Architects towards client delivery and excellence
- Provide guidance to Visual Designers for creating optimal emotional engagement and “connectedness”
- Develop Navigation Model, Primary and Secondary Navigation structure; develop Sitemap as required
- Analyze task flows, task decompositions and create optimal Task Flow
- Develop frameworks describing key aspects of proposed experience, how it reconciles business/user needs
- Create prototypes using tools such as InDesign, Visio, Axure as required
- Present concepts to clients and internal stakeholders with annotations
- Collaborate with Project Manager and Project Director to assemble a quality IA team for small to medium projects; assist with management of the IA schedule and resource plans
- Lead and motivate the IA team to realize overall goals and deliver a successful project on time
- Provide direction to, and help set up evaluation criteria for, other Information Architects
- Conduct periodic Knowledge Sharing sessions

Job Requirements*
- Bachelor's degree required or equivalent military experience
- Degree preferred in design-related discipline: Interaction, Information or Interface design; Human-Computer Interaction; Design Planning; Graphic Design; Communications
- 4-5 years of industry experience
- Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques
- Proficient to expert in: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Visio, Microsoft Office
- Excellence in analytical thinking, process-oriented skills, verbal and written skills
- Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously, ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams
- Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred, prior experience in UI design for mobile devices a plus

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