18 Feb 2013

Freelance User Interface Designer

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Job Description

Greetings!

Our prominent client is aggressively seeking a UI Designer for an 18 month contract in Los Angeles, CA! This company is privately held and extremely stable. They have built upon a solid foundation of values, including a focus on the long term and emphasis on quality. They are growing rapidly, and privately held with a very advanced IT shop. They have many popular bleeding edge technologies and methods, and are looking for individuals with deep knowledge and experience in leadership and management that can help them lead effective IT project teams. They widely use RUP, UML, and Waterfall methodologies so it is a plus if you are familiar with them.  If you are intersted, please contact Bianca Mancia (bianca.mancia@zebra-net.com) or at 949-900-6110; or Jeanie Reese (jeanie.reese@zebra-net) 949-900-6110.

Job Description

  • Gathers and understands business requirements and user needs specific to new or existing features, functionality, content and organizational structure
  • Understands user needs through research such as heuristics, usability testing, focus groups, web analytics and competitor evaluations
  • Designs, develops and conducts usability testing scenarios to understand and validate user needs throughout the lifecycle of projects
  • Partners with technical teams to understand technical capabilities of business requirements
  • Develops technology strategies and internal roadmaps for platform and application integration
  • Identifies and recommends features, functionality and specific interactions based on analysis of business goals and user needs
  • Translates business needs and user needs while incorporating best practices and understanding system technical and execution capabilities
  • Creates user requirement specifications, such as personas, scenarios, task analysis, flowcharts and organization and navigation models
  • May develop components (iconography, front-end components, etc.)
  • Gathers and incorporates feedback from stakeholders, end users, and technical and design teams to validate user experience proposals
  • Creates alternatives and makes recommendations for final design
  • Works with others (e.g., designers and writers) to create final user experience artifacts for development
  • After launch, monitors internal data and feedback to recommend and prioritize improvements for future phases
  • Provides input to technical teams during development phase to make updates
  • Conducts user testing during construction to validate design and make adjustments as necessary
  • Provides input and expertise towards the development of a variety of user experience design principles, best practices and processes
  • Gathers information and makes recommendations for the creation and evolution of user experience style guide.
  • Actively engages in user experience community (experts), keeps abreast of emerging technologies and attends conferences to evaluate and apply industry best practices
  • Collaborates within team and other departments to leverage and share ideas and recommendations to apply broadly across multiple channels
  • Assesses user experience (shadowing, general feedback-oriented focus groups, research, etc.) and recommends improvements

Job Categories: IT and Software Development. Job Types: Freelance. Job expires in Endless.

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