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UX Designer

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UX Designer
Employment Type: Contract
Location: Mississauga
Pay Rate: $30-$35/hour

A design agency in Mississauga is looking for a skilled junior to intermediate level User Experience (UX) Designer who is passionate about making complex systems simple and efficient to use; ensuring they fundamentally support the client’s needs to minimize error and maximize user experience.

Responsibilities
- Understand and clearly articulate business and customer needs, mental models and work paradigms
- Iteratively create innovative, highly usable, technically feasible and aesthetically pleasing GUI designs with high customer value
- Effectively articulate the designs via story boards or rapid prototypes
- Be able to convincingly communicate the criticality of compelling user needs
- Provide effective input into appropriate UX bang for technical buck tradeoffs
- Work collaboratively to arrive at outside-the-box solutions that are technically feasible, cost effective and provide a superior user experience

Required Knowledge
- Strong analytic skills ideally with some experience designing for complex systems
- User interface analysis and design skills including experience with persona development, job shadowing, task flow development, information hierarchy and navigation design

Visual Design Skills
- Ability to deliver effective wireframe concepts and basic visual designs
- Demonstrated understanding of human cognitive and sensory strengths and weaknesses and how to effectively design to support those strengths and weaknesses
- Attention to detail while ensuring higher level goals/tasks are supported across a product module or simple product.

Required Skills & Abilities
- Strong communication skills
- Solid presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Excellent Teamwork and collaboration skills
- Some experience with making effective business trade-off decisions regarding value of functionality to the user experience vs cost to deliver

Required Professional Designation/Certification
- Minimally a University Degree specializing in Human factors, or Human computer interaction from computer science, psychology or Industrial/Systems engineering preferred
- Preferably a Masters degree in human factors or human computer interaction in any of the above disciplines

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