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UX Designer

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We’re looking for a senior UX designer to work with a large well known ad agency here in the Boston area! This is a contract that starts as soon as November and will go through the end of the year. We’re looking for someone who can work ON-SITE here in Boston for Full time hours.


Skill and Role Summary:
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 analyze 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
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

Main duties and responsibilities:
To serve as a creative partner for the overall creative team and to help define and design the user experience that serves as the blueprint of all the digital experiences we invent, design and build for our clients. As the Experience Designer on this project, you will partner with a visual designer and copywriter to create innovative design solutions and conceptual prototypes of new digital experiences for on-the-go consumers unwilling to submit themselves to the traditional banking world. For these individuals, you will help to create a new normal of banking and financial planning experiences that are responsive, inventive and accessible anywhere they travel.


TO APPLY:
MUST HAVE
- Samples or portfolio that demonstrate wireframing, user flows and interaction design
- relevant industry experience
- able to work onsite during the contract time period

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