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UX Designer/Researcher

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A world leader in test prep is seeking a User Experience Designer/Researcher to join their small, dynamic team in New York City.

Responsibilities include:
● Writing, carrying out, and synthesizing customer discovery studies to understand user needs, behaviors, movitations, and insights that will help shape product strategies and design decisions
● Exploring and vlsualizing a range of hypotheses and potential design solutions through low­ to high­ fidelity wireframes and prototypes
● Writing, carrying out, and synthesizing prototype usability testing to inform design iterations and UX decisions; iterating designs based on validated learning
● Working effectively with front end developers who will build coded prototypes of designs and bring ideas to life

Requirements:
● A degree in interactive design, human ­computer interaction, or related field
● Passion for user­ centered design and the education space
● 3+ years of professional experience, preferably in a consumer ­facing company
● Ability to understand customer needs, motivations and behaviors and translate them into design hypotheses
● In­depth knowledge of user ­centered design principles and human interface guidelines, standards, conventions, and best practices
● Comfortable conducting customer discovery research, designing experiments, and planning and conducting usability sessions
● Comfortable creating and delivering wireframes, prototypes, functional specifications, and flowcharts
● Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal; must be able to communicate clearly with existing customers, potential product users, the core team as well as other teams in the company
● Knowledge of current user research, usability testing, and design/wireframing/prototyping tools (e.g. InVision, Sketch, Validately, OmniGraffle, Keynote)
● Experience with rapid, iterative solution delivery methods
● Excellent attention to detail, quality of work, and time management skills
● Positive, friendly attitude, desire for collaboration, and solid work ethic

Preferred:
● Visual design skills
● Copywriting/editing skills
● Experience with mobile/apps

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