[JOB] - Lead Designer-Human Sciences - Arizona - Full Time - Recruiter
2 Jul 2009 - 5:50pm
JOB: LEAD DESIGNER - HUMAN SCIENCES
Boyle Ogata Bregman Executive Search
LEAD DESIGNER - HUMAN SCIENCES
Initiate a high level mandate to improve the usability of products
and systems by incorporating a Human-Centered component for this
growing division of a premier defense contractor. As a Lead Designer
- Human Sciences (LD), you will have influence and interaction across
the enterprise. The LD works in interdisciplinary teams to develop
creative Human-Centered solutions.
Our client is a division of a large global company, with this highly
successful division located in Arizona. This company is highly
innovative, with limitless opportunities and challenges, providing an
environment where individual performance, contribution, growth,
innovation, and creativity are highly valued. The LD should be a
visionary leader who demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the
principles of experience design, information architecture, human
science, and/or visual interaction design. As the LD, your key
objectives will include:
X Mobilize new projects and quickly develop basic technical
X Research and integrate design strategies, product specifications,
and user expectations into project deliverables.
X Build plans with the team to execute Human-Centered Design
activities, including the development of stakeholder maps, user
personas, operational scenarios, and functional mockups and
prototypes for evaluation with end-users.
X Seek out relationships with key ¡§influencers¡¨ within the company
(including at related remote sites) and at military customer
locations, to identify opportunities and requirements for
X Conceive, plan, script, refine and execute exercises that will
effectively test usability and properly showcase the capabilities and
value of Human-Centered Design
X Serve as a subject matter expert for Human-Centered design.
X Serve as an advocate for continuous process improvement. Lead
large sized continuous process improvement efforts.
Education, Background and Experience:
X BS Degree required. Desired Major: Interaction Design, HCI
Industrial Design, Graphic/Communication Design, Information Design.
Advanced Degree desired: MFA, MDes.
X 10+ years of demonstrated results with a focus on human factors /
human sciences in technology projects.
X Understanding of cognitive psychology and usability is desired.
X Knowledge and exposure to currently deployed DoD systems is
X Must be able to work with limited supervision and be capable of
leading small technical teams.
X Must possess excellent communication skills and be capable of
presenting technical concepts in easy to understand terms to large
X Mentors multiple members of the team.
X Lead technological and team efficiency problems.
X Develops team solutions with little oversight.
X Leads the exploration of business concepts in area of expertise.
X Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the principles of
experience design, information architecture, human science, and/or
visual interaction design.
X Must be eligible for U.S. DoD security clearance and U.S.
Citizenship is required.
If you are an excellent problem solver, an effective communicator,
results-oriented, and highly user-focused, we¡¦d like to hear from
you. Excellent compensation program and benefits provided. Our
client is an EEO/AA Employer.