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Senior UX Researcher

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Our education client is looking to bring on a few UX Researchers for long-term contract assignments that may convert to permanent positions earlier next year. In this role you will collaborate with product managers and software developers to research and design online products for instructors and student learning.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Drive end user research and concept development (including contextual inquiries, persona and scenario development, and ideation sessions)
• Influence product managers and software development managers to use research findings to develop, refine, and prioritize product requirements
• Participate in recruitment activities including: developing criteria, creating screeners, connecting with potential participants, tracking status, preparing materials, and arranging for incentives
• Assess product needs and direct team resources efficiently
• Advocate for the end user in design and development
• Know how and when to leverage research and testing to inform design decisions
• Collaborate on mockups, wire frames, and clickable prototypes for rapid, iterative testing and design improvement
• Continue testing during development

Requirements:
• 5+ years participating in the complete product development lifecycle of digital products or applications
• Knowledge and experience in ethnographic user research (contextual inquiry preferred), usability, and UX design methods with a focus on human-computer interaction for digital products
• Knowledge in Learning-related products are a plus
• Experience working with end-users, customers, product management, and developers
• Ability to guide a multifunctional team
• Expertise working in iterative design and research cycles in conjunction with Agile development
• Degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, HCI, Psychology, or equivalent discipline (or document equivalent academic plus professional experience)
• Ethnographic research experience a HUGE PLUS

Interested candidates please respond with user-experience portfolio samples. Thank you.

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