Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s largest bookseller, operating 778 stores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble is the nation's top bookseller brand for the fifth year in a row. We pioneered the concept of the book superstore, combining vast inventory selection in books, music, DVD and magazines with comfortable ambiance. Our cafés and local marketing programs have made our bookstores anchors in their communities and great places to spend leisure time.
The company’s website, Barnes & Noble.com (bn.com), is a leading e-commerce destination, attracting millions of visitors each month and serving customers worldwide in over 200 countries. In 2009, Barnes & Noble.com also became a leader in eBooks, offering over 1 million titles in its eBooks store and launching nook, the world's most advanced eBook reader, that features groundbreaking lending technology, a color touchscreen and lets readers download books in seconds.
You: · Enjoy people-watching and excel at picking out the oft-unnoticed details · Passionate about making people’s lives easier · Have a strong understanding of established web standards and IA best practices, and a curiosity about emerging interactive technologies · Creative problem solver who looks beyond what people say and focuses on what they need · Not afraid to drive an issue forward when necessary, but you know how to choose your battles
Key Responsibilities: ·Work closely with product management and site merchandisers to understand business requirements. ·Drive user testing from design and implementation to analysis and follow-through. ·Use behavioral and data-driven research findings to identify and document use cases, user personas, and product requirements. ·Iterate through wireframes, mockups, and CSS to convey design specifications and interaction models that best suit user needs. ·Improve the overall usability of our products and taxonomy.
Requirements: ·Ability to translate associative, conceptual, and analytical thinking into useful designs and supporting documentation ·Research methods including user interviews, behavioral studies, and web analytics ·Experience working in fast-paced, user-focused development teams ·Bachelor's degree in Design Thinking, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Industrial or Product Design, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Architecture, Library Sciences, or related areas; or equivalent experience ·CSS/HTML and graphic design skills a plus
Barnesandnoble.com llc is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V