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UX/UI Designer

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As a user experience design contractor, you will be responsible for ideation, thought leadership and execution across a wide range of projects and platforms including all aspects of digital user interface design and brand experience. This includes designing for multi-touch devices, mobile phones, and responsive web.

You should have a deep understanding of the digital landscape and a holistic, user-centered approach to visual design – one that draws on your knowledge of creative strategy, information architecture, UX best practices, and your understanding of the possibilities and limitations of technology. Your perspective will synthesize research findings with design, enabling you to translate those insights into meaningful, digestible design artifacts.

The user experience design contractor must possess excellent communication and organization skills. You will work collaboratively with many others including Researchers, Information Architects, Copywriters, Creative Technologists, Developers, and more. You should be comfortable participating in design workshops, brainstorming, and other idea-generating team sessions.


CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides technical input to project teams and/or product groups. Defines system scope and objectives based on user needs and understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements. Performs business process analysis and needs assessments, aligning solutions with business goals and initiatives.
2. Documents user requirements; collaborates with content writers, graphic designers, coders, business representatives, and usability staff to conceptualize business design goals. Develops user cases and content metrics.
3. Participates in user testing, expert reviews and heuristic evaluations of product applications to gather user interface requirements. Creates project plans and manages resources, budgets, and timeline for project.
4. Produces site maps, process flow diagrams, wireframes and specifications documentation.
5. Works with web staff to develop editorial, graphics, style guides, pattern libraries, and other documentation. Conducts web architecture reviews develop best practices and procedures.
6. Maintains a basic knowledge of internet technologies, best practices, and trends.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, human-computer interaction, psychology, graphic design, information science, or related field.

Experience: Typically 5 or more years of related professional experience in the software or web site development, database and web technology, research, conducting usability testing, and user centered design processes. Masters degree may be substituted for experience as appropriate.

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