JOB: User-Centered Designer

22 Mar 2006 - 2:12pm
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Rob Nero
2005

Position:
User-Centered Design Consultant
(this is a full-time position though, not as a consultant or contractor)

COMPANY:
Northwestern Mutual
Milwaukee, WI, USA
There is more information on the web site, under "Corporate
Opportunities" under the "Careers" link in the main navigation. You can
also apply for the job on the web site, on the same page.

BASIC FUNCTION:
This person researches, develops and applies best practices and
standards for user-centered design (UCD) process and methodology that
result in usable technology products. Plans and executes UCD activities
throughout the system development process. Manages the iteration of user
interface design solutions. Collaborates directly with IS team, clients,
end-users and outside vendors as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree (coursework in HCI and human factors, majors
considered include Computer related Liberal Arts or Social Sciences,
Professional Communications or Design) or a significant amount of
directly-related work experience beyond the minimum required for the
position. Minimum of five years user-centered design experience
(including user research, user profiling, task analysis, information
architecture, concept modeling, prototyping, usability evaluation).
Extensive knowledge of and successful experience applying UCD
principles, standards, practices, theory and methodology. Proven
consulting, process facilitation, project management and interpersonal
skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to
handle many concurrent assignments and prioritize effectively. IT
project management experience strongly desired.

Thank you for your consideration.
Rob Nero
User Interface Designer
Northwestern Mutual
robertnero at northwesternmutual.com

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