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UX Specialist

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Vitamin T has partnered with a reputable organization in effort to find the next UX Specialist to add to their team. This is a long term opportunity that will start off contract.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Work with product managers and strategists to design new product concepts for most advanced yet acceptable (MAYA) user experience: one that helps to establish new, improved workflows while establishing consistent presentation and branding standards.
• Conduct usability evaluations including heuristic evaluations, one-on-one usability studies, competitive benchmarking, and similar research.
• Participate in recruitment activities for user study participants including: developing criteria, creating questionnaires, making calls, tracking progress, and preparing forms.
• Participate in end user research and concept development including contextual inquiries, persona and scenario development, and ideation sessions.
• Design mockups, wire frames, and clickable prototypes for rapid, iterative user interface improvement.
• Review information architecture and make recommendations for changes to improve the user experience, and increase usage and relevancy of results.
• Works with product managers, strategists, UI designers and others to convey user-centered designs to the Technology group.
• Work with Agile development groups to iteratively test and enhance designs during development.


Skills/Knowledge/Experience:
• Knowledge and experience in usability evaluation, research, and design methods with a focus on human-computer interaction for Web products.
• Experience working with end-users, customers, marketing, product management and developers. Communicates very well verbally and enjoys speaking with people.
• Sensitivity to the physical, cognitive, emotional, environmental, social, and cultural needs of the people who interact with Cengage products and solutions.
• Ability to work effectively in a multifunctional team and to adapt to changes in business, product, organization, or individual needs.
• A BA/BS or greater degree in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Psychology, Information Architecture, or equivalent discipline is required. MA/MS is preferred.
• A user experience portfolio showing examples of design direction, creative process, research strategy, or equivalent user experience accomplishment is a plus.

How to apply:
+ Click the apply button on this page
+ Email a resume to Katy at kvincent@vitamintalent.com (be sure to include either samples of your work or a link to them)
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