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Senior UX Designer

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As a thought-leader, the User Experience/Interface Designer guides cross-functional teams through user-centered design (UCD) activities, blending business and user goals to create the ideal online experience for our clients. The User Experience/Interface Designer greatly influences the direction of a wide variety of interactive project types; such as interactive storytelling, consumer product and ecommerce experiences, web applications, and information portals. The User Experience/Interface Designer should evangelize and promote UCD methodology and best practices, with the aim of evolving the User Experience practice.

Project Leadership & Responsibilities

Collaborate with the team and client to understand and document project requirements while advocating for the user
Establish project goals & success metrics to evaluate proposed solutions
Collaborate with Business Analyst and Director of the Development Team to propose a UCD framework for the project, including scope of research activities, and timeframe within the overall project plan
Conduct or lead contextual and usability research to gather user requirements, analyze/recommend experience design, and oversee execution of those requirements
Analyze and translate study results and user needs into a User Experience strategy for the web channel
Create and maintain all information architecture deliverables (may include: comparative and competitive research, content audit, persona creation/user and audience profiles, user scenarios, use cases, business process and task flow diagrams, information hierarchy and relationships/sitemap, classification schemes, detailed wireframes and interaction flows, UI specifications, copy direction, prototyping mockups)
Validate designs through usability studies and direct interaction with users
Lead client meetings to present and review proposed UI strategy and definition documents
Present decisions and alternate solutions based on human factors and user research, web analytics, and industry best practices
Evangelize and promote UCD standards (i.e. 508 Compliance) and best practices internally and externally via shared online resources, portfolio case studies, workshops, and UX community involvement
Serve as a User Experience consulting resource within the company
Analyze any changes made within UI to make sure that they are cross-browser compliant

Requirements

Proficient in Visio (or similar), HTML, XML, CSS, Ajax, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver.
Understanding of common web back-end tools

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