(JOB) User Experience Researcher for Long Term Contract

Theresa Murphy
2009
(JOB) User Experience Researcher for Long Term Contract
May 10, 2010 - 4:03pm
Pasadena, CA
United States
Employer: 
Healthcare Company
From a recruiter: 
Recruiter
Term: 
Contract
How to apply: 
Please email: tmurphy@aquent.com
Description: 


Large, stable, healthcare company looking for open ended contractor to join their team.

They want someone to really be part of the team, not just a contractor! This is long term! Some contracts like this go on for years which is great because, remember, Aquent offers full benefits (medical, dental and vision) along with a 401k!!!

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The User Researcher will be primarily responsible for designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on user-centered design research and usability testing for large website, including identification of user needs and goals, task and workflow modeling, ethnography and persona development as well as rapid iterative usability testing, and more formal, in-depth testing. A successful User Researcher must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects.

 

The ideal candidate will also possess some interaction design skills, including the ability to create and document navigation structures and information designs. The candidate does not have to create final visual designs, but should have the ability to create detailed screen wireframes to effectively communicate designs to product management, design, and development.

 

<b> Day To Day: </b>

 

• Conduct usability research both online and in the field and provide recommendations for improvement.

• Serve as a member of a team that acts as a "repository" of research-based usability knowledge.

• Work with project business representatives and team members to test business requirements using heuristic/qualitative methods.

• Determine user needs by conducting task-focused analyses.

• Work with graphic designers to test proposed look & feel initiatives.

• Coordinate, conduct and moderate usability tests and prepare written analysis.

• Work with design, editorial, and technology team members to gain consensus on the usability of proposed user interface designs.

• Support feature development using standards and design patterns based on business needs and user research.

 

 

<b>Qualifications include: </b>

 

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Factors, Cognitive, or Experimental Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, or related field, or demonstrated related job experience (Experimental background and Master’s degree preferred).

• 3-5 years of Web Interaction Design experience

• 3-5 years of usability testing experience with an emphasis on Web usability testing and evaluation.

• Strong analytical skills and experience with user-centered design methodologies, information architecture, interaction design, and usability practices

• A basic understanding of web development/HTML driven design.

• A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

• A strong working knowledge of and experience applying statistical analysis to usability assessments.

• Sensitivity to the physical, cognitive, emotional, environmental, social, and cultural needs of the online audience

• Ability to effectively negotiate conflict and persuade others on the merits of a design or other user experience solution

• Ability to assess, prioritize, and make tradeoffs in considering business, technical, and user constraints to design

• Experience designing UI solutions for consumer-focused Web sites and applications

• Experience with interface design tools like Dreamweaver, Visio, iRise and similar applications

• A minimum of 3 years experience designing high-quality online solutions and working with a team of user-centered designers and business stakeholders

• Comfortable setting up video and computer equipment for testing.

• Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.

 

 

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