(JOB) Contract to Hire: User Experience Designer with an interest in Product Development in Los Angeles!!

Theresa Murphy
(JOB) Contract to Hire: User Experience Designer with an interest in Product Development in Los Angeles!!
April 7, 2010 - 12:54pm
Playa Vista, CA
United States
From a recruiter: 
Full time
How to apply: 
email: tmurphy@aquent.com


Do you have a BACKGROUND In USER UXPERIENCE, but also have a stong interest in: Consumer Products, True Usability Issues, and Testing? Do you get excited about the thought of working closely with Product Designers, Usability Experts to bring new products and serves to market? If so, please read on!!!

As a Sr. UX Designer you will be focused on creating and delivering fantastic user experiences across numerous touch points. You will use your unique skills and knowledge to influence how products get developed and most importantly, be an advocate for user needs. This position will be part of a team of creative and smart people and will partner with various groups across the organization such as Industrial Design, Product Management, Marketing and Branding. Other responsibilities include:

* Handle all UX / interaction design requests from the business unit assigned to you.
* Create project deliverables, such as scenarios, flowcharts, wireframes, prototypes, and detailed designs.
* Work with other related people, like user researchers and usability engineers.
* Manage your own projects like an internal consultancy: high quality, on-time, on-budget results.
* Help to further integrate user-centered design methodology
* When possible, help your assigned business unit define their vision for future plans and products
* Supervise outside vendors if needed for your projects


* Minimum 5 years experience in user centered design
* Preferred: Masters degree in interaction design. Acceptable: Bachelor's degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction, industrial design, graphic design, human factors, or related field
* Expertise in user centered design processes and techniques.
* Years of experience in product creation and/or software/site development processes. Experience in consumer electronics is a plus. Experience in cross-platform desktop software is a plus. Experience in complex systems is a plus.
* Intuitive understanding and empathy for everyday users: their motivators, their goals, their barriers
* Ability to turn complex design challenges into innovative elegant solutions, and to put those solutions into tangible form.
* Proven track record of user centered design projects and deliverables (portfolio required).
* Years of experience working with other related disciplines such as usability engineering and prototyping/coding.
* Mastery of at least one flowcharting application, one graphics/illustration application.
* Experience participating in user research and usability testing

Our wish list…

* Ability to explain usability and user experience to other departments-- in their language.
* A good understanding of graphic design and an ability to use visual design techniques to organize information and improve usability
* Mastery of at least one prototyping application
* Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
* Ability to work collaboratively or independently
* Ability to prioritize projects and to meet critical deadlines
* Ability to run presentation meetings, design reviews, and creative workshops
* Proven track record of working with people on all levels in a company-- executive suite to the warehouse
* A positive outlook and a can-do attitude

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