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UX Lead

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The User Experience Lead is responsible for working with clients to develop meaningful interactive experiences. This role requires strategic thinking, UE team leadership, and acute communication with all members of the project team. Your past experience with activities and deliverables associated with user centered design allows you to add value to consumer, transactional and corporate web initiatives. Planning and conducting user, stakeholder and competitive research will drive personas and scenarios that will result in conceptual concepts, annotated wireframes, interactive models, prototypes and functional specifications. You will be exposed to web 2.0 paradigms and methodologies that will transform linear UE thinking into a multidimensional experience.

Responsibilities

Lead and mentor user experience project teams of one to several user experience designers
Assist in overall project management, e.g., client communication and estimating resource needs/schedules
Work closely with client teams to uncover business needs, develop design strategies, present and defend the design team’s work, and build consensus
Participate as a leader within an interdisciplinary team that includes user experience designers, project managers, business strategists, and technical leadership
Plan, coordinate and conduct user research, contextual and ethnographic studies, participatory design and usability testing
Conceptualize and design user interfaces and information architecture using participatory design
Produce personas, scenarios, process flows, annotated wireframes, design prototypes, and functional design specifications for complex transactional web applications and portals
Produce scalable taxonomies and metadata tagging for enterprise content management systems
Work closely with development teams to QA development and implementation
Assist in business development

Required Experience

At least eight years of user experience design experience
Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to web-based applications
Excellent communication and organization skills - must be able to function as a thought leader as well as an individual contributor
Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Visio, InDesign, and Dreamweaver
Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of web technologies such as CMS, HTML, JavaScript, Flash, and CSS

Nice to have:

Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction or a related design or behavioral science discipline
Experience with rich internet concepts, mobile and delivery methodologies.

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