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User Experience (UX) Designer

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Job ID:

2043

Location:

La Grange, IL 

Employer Type:

Company

Category:

User Experience Designer
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Job Views:

449

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

05.18.2014
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Job Description:

Job description

Position Overview

As a thought-leader, the User Experience/Interface Designer guides cross-functional teams through user-centered design (UCD) activities, blending business and user goals to create the ideal online experience for our clients. The User Experience/Interface Designer greatly influences the direction of a wide variety of interactive project types; such as interactive storytelling, consumer product and ecommerce experiences, web applications, and information portals. The User Experience/Interface Designer should evangelize and promote UCD methodology and best practices, with the aim of evolving the User Experience practice.

Project Leadership & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the team and client to understand and document project requirements while advocating for the user
  • Establish project goals & success metrics to evaluate proposed solutions
  • Collaborate with Business Analyst and Director of the Development Team to propose a UCD framework for the project, including scope of research activities, and timeframe within the overall project plan
  • Conduct or lead contextual and usability research to gather user requirements, analyze/recommend experience design, and oversee execution of those requirements
  • Analyze and translate study results and user needs into a User Experience strategy for the web channel
  • Create and maintain all information architecture deliverables (may include: comparative and competitive research, content audit, persona creation/user and audience profiles, user scenarios, use cases, business process and task flow diagrams, information hierarchy and relationships/sitemap, classification schemes, detailed wireframes and interaction flows, UI specifications, copy direction, prototyping mockups)
  • Validate designs through usability studies and direct interaction with users
  • Lead client meetings to present and review proposed UI strategy and definition documents
  • Present decisions and alternate solutions based on human factors and user research, web analytics, and industry best practices
  • Evangelize and promote UCD standards (i.e. 508 Compliance) and best practices internally and externally via shared online resources, portfolio case studies, workshops, and UX community involvement
  • Serve as a User Experience consulting resource within the company
  • Analyze any changes made within UI to make sure that they are cross-browser compliant
 

About the Company

Your Partner For Continuous Improvement

LiveText is a leading provider of institution-wide solutions for strategic learning improvement initiatives, assessment, and institutional effectiveness. Measure and see progress on learning outcomes and institutional objectives for accreditation and improvement with our customizable, comprehensive solutions that allow for seamless integration and data reporting.

LiveText's Learning Assessment & Accreditation Management Service - Flexibility without Complexity - Easy to implement, easy to learn, easy to use. LiveText provides its members and their institutions with the most complete learning assessment and accreditation management solution that integrates both powerful reporting and extensive e-Portfolio tools.

Members most typically have a secure web space focused on learning and on applying learning in multiple ways assessed vs. widely-accepted standards, performance expectations, and outcomes of their chosen institution. Institutions use data to help each member and to improve for all members.

Flexible, easy tools save precious time, more deeply engage learners in their own learning, and place insightful information and resources at fingertips of learners, faculty members, and leaders beyond academic boundaries of campus, calendars and enrollment.

Continuously improve your effectiveness and easily show evidence that you met requirements of self, program, institution, and accreditation.

Job Requirements:


Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements

  • Master's in Human Computer Interaction or Interactive Digital Media (or Masters in Business+15 credit hrs in interactive digital media)
  • Minimum 2 years additional experience required
  • Experience must include research methods including ethnographic, HCI, usability testing, participatory design, focus groups, surveys, expert evaluation, web data analytics, transforming client goals into web designs. Must have experiencing with Visio, Word, Excel, Power Point, photo editor software (HTML, XML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), Web Back-end tools.
  • Proficient in Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and photo editors (HTML, XML, CSS, Ajax, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
  • Understanding of common web back-end tools

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Typically requires a MS/BS/BA in Human-Computer Interaction or related field, and a minimum of 4 years of experience as a User Experience/Information Architect in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Company Info

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User Experience (UX) Designer

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

2043

Location:

La Grange, IL 

Employer Type:

Company

Category:

User Experience Designer
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

449

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

05.18.2014
col-wide   

Job Description:

Job description

Position Overview

As a thought-leader, the User Experience/Interface Designer guides cross-functional teams through user-centered design (UCD) activities, blending business and user goals to create the ideal online experience for our clients. The User Experience/Interface Designer greatly influences the direction of a wide variety of interactive project types; such as interactive storytelling, consumer product and ecommerce experiences, web applications, and information portals. The User Experience/Interface Designer should evangelize and promote UCD methodology and best practices, with the aim of evolving the User Experience practice.

Project Leadership & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the team and client to understand and document project requirements while advocating for the user
  • Establish project goals & success metrics to evaluate proposed solutions
  • Collaborate with Business Analyst and Director of the Development Team to propose a UCD framework for the project, including scope of research activities, and timeframe within the overall project plan
  • Conduct or lead contextual and usability research to gather user requirements, analyze/recommend experience design, and oversee execution of those requirements
  • Analyze and translate study results and user needs into a User Experience strategy for the web channel
  • Create and maintain all information architecture deliverables (may include: comparative and competitive research, content audit, persona creation/user and audience profiles, user scenarios, use cases, business process and task flow diagrams, information hierarchy and relationships/sitemap, classification schemes, detailed wireframes and interaction flows, UI specifications, copy direction, prototyping mockups)
  • Validate designs through usability studies and direct interaction with users
  • Lead client meetings to present and review proposed UI strategy and definition documents
  • Present decisions and alternate solutions based on human factors and user research, web analytics, and industry best practices
  • Evangelize and promote UCD standards (i.e. 508 Compliance) and best practices internally and externally via shared online resources, portfolio case studies, workshops, and UX community involvement
  • Serve as a User Experience consulting resource within the company
  • Analyze any changes made within UI to make sure that they are cross-browser compliant
 

About the Company

Your Partner For Continuous Improvement

LiveText is a leading provider of institution-wide solutions for strategic learning improvement initiatives, assessment, and institutional effectiveness. Measure and see progress on learning outcomes and institutional objectives for accreditation and improvement with our customizable, comprehensive solutions that allow for seamless integration and data reporting.

LiveText's Learning Assessment & Accreditation Management Service - Flexibility without Complexity - Easy to implement, easy to learn, easy to use. LiveText provides its members and their institutions with the most complete learning assessment and accreditation management solution that integrates both powerful reporting and extensive e-Portfolio tools.

Members most typically have a secure web space focused on learning and on applying learning in multiple ways assessed vs. widely-accepted standards, performance expectations, and outcomes of their chosen institution. Institutions use data to help each member and to improve for all members.

Flexible, easy tools save precious time, more deeply engage learners in their own learning, and place insightful information and resources at fingertips of learners, faculty members, and leaders beyond academic boundaries of campus, calendars and enrollment.

Continuously improve your effectiveness and easily show evidence that you met requirements of self, program, institution, and accreditation.

Job Requirements:


Desired Skills and Experience

Requirements

  • Master's in Human Computer Interaction or Interactive Digital Media (or Masters in Business+15 credit hrs in interactive digital media)
  • Minimum 2 years additional experience required
  • Experience must include research methods including ethnographic, HCI, usability testing, participatory design, focus groups, surveys, expert evaluation, web data analytics, transforming client goals into web designs. Must have experiencing with Visio, Word, Excel, Power Point, photo editor software (HTML, XML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), Web Back-end tools.
  • Proficient in Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and photo editors (HTML, XML, CSS, Ajax, Flash, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
  • Understanding of common web back-end tools

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Typically requires a MS/BS/BA in Human-Computer Interaction or related field, and a minimum of 4 years of experience as a User Experience/Information Architect in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.