Job Posting - User Experience Designer - Chicago, IL

20 Dec 2010 - 12:04pm
3 years ago
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wselman
2009

 

Our growing technology consulting company seeks to expand our user experience practice. We're looking for a mid-to-senior level user experience designer with a focus on user-centered design. An ideal candidate also has a strong interest in and experience with user research.

This is an excellent opportunity for a designer who would like to have an significant influence on the development, process and philosophy of a practice.  Requirements:

* 3 - 5 years experience as an information architect, interaction designer, or experience designer (or similar role)

*Experience leading / participating in end-user research, concept testing, and usability testing

* Demonstrated ability to execute on IA of complex transactional interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for content management systems.

* Experience in client services and negotiating business decisions

Please send resume and examples of work to: wselman@rightpoint.com.

Thanks!

Bill

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20 Dec 2010 - 7:05pm
Richard Carson
2010

I'm trying to focus on designing a new product. I think some research would be needed in order to create and plan out some essential aspects for the design. I'm not sure where I should start, but the company I work for uses marketing research. Can marketing handle and does it cover all the aspects of the research required to create products? People talk about research a lot here, so it must be important, but isn't that the job of the marketer? Can they provide all the necessary information for the designer?

Thanks

Richard Carson

20 Dec 2010 - 8:05pm
usabilitymedic
2008

Be careful Richard. Marketing research and research for design insights are two different things. Other folks in this list can speak more intelligently about it this than I can but essentially, marketing research will provide information about, and shed light on, the desire and/or viability of a product and can support a business decision to move in a certain direction with a product.

Design research, however, will provide information about, and shed light on, the product users' tasks and thereby, help shape the best design ideas to facilitate those tasks (efficiently, accurately, and hopefully with some level of satisfaction).

Good luck

Maureen Murphy President

20 Dec 2010 - 10:05pm
Brian Herzfeldt
2006

+1. Two different things that provide different insight. Market research tends to be more demographic and specific towards buying behaviors. Doesn't do a whole lot to inform the definition of a new product. It certainly won't give the kind of insight that will drive innovation in the product - for that you have to understand people in the product context period imo. Additionally market research really does you no good if there isn't a market . . . yet,  at least from the POV of the marketing dept. They'll just tell you it'll never work because there's no market for it. There's a lot of products that essentially created a new market (ex. minivans). And realize you just can't ask people what they want, especially if what you have doesn't have analogs in the market already because they can't tell you. A few can but most not. They can tell you about why they like or hate something that exists in its current form though . . . we're all good at that.

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 5:48 PM, usabilitymedic <medic@usabilitymedic.com> wrote:

Be careful Richard. Marketing research and research for design insights are two different things. Other folks in this list can speak more intelligently about it this than I can but essentially, marketing research will provide information about, and shed light on, the desire and/or viability of a product and can support a business decision to move in a certain direction with a product.

Design research, however, will provide information about, and shed light on, the product users' tasks and thereby, help shape the best design ideas to facilitate those tasks (efficiently, accurately, and hopefully with some level of satisfaction).

Good luck

Maureen Murphy
President

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