Senior UX Architect

5 - 7 years experience  •  Information Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/19/18
Ann Arbor, MI
5 - 7 years experience
Information Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/19/18

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The following reflects the Creative + IxD Practice leadership’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The leadership team may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Sets the standard for the Interaction Design team within the Creative + Interaction
  • Facilitates dialog around end-user requirements and business requirements
  • Coaches the Interaction Design team on delivering high quality work on time and under budget while developing important skills such as collaboration, presentation, strategy, facilitation and leadership
  • Creates – and directs the creation of – journey maps, navigation flows, site maps, user stories, wireframes and prototypes based on solid HCI and UCD principles.
  • Drives innovative solutions within platform constraints and technical limitations
  • Performs additional targeted user research to support deliverables
  • Leverages metrics, optimization, qualitative and quantitative research to inform and validate design decisions
  • Contribute to and carry out the vision for the team
  • A thought and industry leader who inspires others by their work and represents XD in UX & Interaction


Skills

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent visual/verbal communicator with strong client-facing presentation skills (i.e. ability to present to various levels/groups)
  • Strong conceptualization ability and strong visual communication ability
  • Proven success designing world class user experiences
  • Proven success managing and coaching talented UX teams
  • Proven success designing world class mobileexperiences (both native app and responsive/adaptive design in browser)
  • Phenomenal ability to anticipate and design for user needs by incorporating research, strategy and analytics
  • Mastery of UX Design Principles and Interaction deliverables including rapid prototyping, site maps, concept diagrams, user personas, user scenarios, wireframes, flows, site inventory, template guidelines and annotated comps
  • Solid understanding of web and mobile (native) technologies
  • Expert experience with prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Axure Pro, etc. required
  • Extensive experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms
  • Experience dealing effectively with non-creative decision makers
  • Ability to work independently, while escalating issues as necessary
  • Experience with the agile development methodology and ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment with aggressive development schedules
  • Clear leadership skills
  • Strong understanding of common software development practices
  • Education and Experience
  • Computer Interaction, IndustrialDesign, or similar is preferred
  • Experience in managing and/or collaborating with creative talent and creative agencies
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience in rapid prototyping

Qualifications

 

  • Marketing, advertising, design or brand-building experience
  • Strong understanding of UX and UI design best practices
  • 6-8years experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, human factors engineer, or similarAbility to think beyond the small picture into big picture branding
  • Strong multitasking abilities and team leading skills
  • A willingness and desire to re-examine what you know in order to continually challenge your creativity
  • Desire and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment on multiple projects in various phases and under tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of design trends for mobile, iPad, video and other new media
  • BA/BS in Graphic Design, Information Design, or other visual arts
  • A current portfolio with up-to-date projects that demonstrates the application of current design trends and concepts required for all applying to position.
  • Bachelordegree in Fine Arts, preferred

Job ID 2018-4287

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