JOB: User Experience Specialist: Philadelphia area: Recruiter: Long term contract

21 Feb 2008 - 11:23am
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Megan Rye

The User Experience Specialist is responsible for designing optimized
user experience strategies and solutions for websites and other digital
products such as: email, online advertising, etc. On various projects or
during different project phases, the User Experience Specialist will act
as a

business analyst, researcher, usability test coordinator, information
architect and/or interaction designer.


* Participate in client meetings and review of business
requirements and digital strategy documentation in order to garner and
document user needs and appropriate site functionality
* Work with digital strategists and Account Services to help in
definition of target audiences
* Review and analyze client and competitor Web sites - and other
digital products, such as e-mails, online advertising, etc. - to report
expert findings on user experience effectiveness and provide
* Create a "user experience vision" for Web sites and other
digital products based on business requirements, user needs and site
* Create conception diagrams, content outlines, interaction design
flows, site maps, wireframes, functional requirements and other
functional design documents
* Work with creative teams to ensure user experience vision has
been translated into site design and content
* Work with development teams to ensure that site functions
according to the specifications and follows the user experience vision
* Work with digital strategists, account services and/or partners,
organization of and/or participation in usability testing sessions,
online testing or other forms of user research
* Document user research results and/or strategic recommendations
based on this research
* Create user personas and scenarios
* Work with team members on implementation of online media tactics

* Work with other team members to create online media plans and
* Work with team members to optimize campaigns over all media


* Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in Web
strategy and user-centered design
* Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience, ideally as an
information architect, interaction designer, user experience architect
and/or user interface designer (or similar role)
* Significant experience with user-centered design processes and
techniques; knowledge of user experience and human computer interaction
theories and methodologies
* Experience with user experience design of diverse Web
application types, ideally including Web 2.0; preference for experience
with other digital product types, such as e-mail, RSS feeds, etc.
* Knowledge of and experience with user research methodologies and
* Strong interest in and capacity to do research and keep abreast
of changing UX and IA trends
* Familiarity with accessibility and Section 508 standards
* Thorough knowledge of current Web and user interface standards
* Strong working knowledge of design software needed for
information architecture and interaction design (e.g., Visio)
* Preference for basic technical understanding of Internet-related
* Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and very
* Ability to communicate effectively with diverse internal and
external constituents, many of which have no knowledge of user
experience or information architecture
* Strong writing and presentation skills and must be a
self-starter, team player, and client-focused
* Past agency experience a plus

For more information, contact:

Meg Metz | mmetz at | (215) 545-1600

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