UX / IA Designer

Job Type: Contract (on-going) | Location: Boston, MA
Job Description

Forward-thinking technology company in Boston is seeking an accomplished, thought-provoking UX Strategist. Develop interaction and IA deliverables (such as, site maps, user scenarios, wireframes, mental models, personas, interaction specifications and prototypes) for a variety of user interfaces including full sites, mobile apps, kiosks and business tools. The User Experience pro will conduct all UX activities including interviews, ideation, studies and possibly other user research to help inform user-centered insights for deliverables. Coming in with an understanding of design processes and interaction principles will be crucial to your success working closely with senior-level players. This is very much a collaborative team environment dedicated to connecting/creating high-quality materials within budgeted timeframes, is regularly engaged in the developments of the user experience community and will go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction. Other responsibilities include... - Create the information architecture and interaction design for transactional, informational, and marketing user experiences including intranets, extranets, micro-sites, web applications, mobile applications and business tools - Create and document detailed user experience specifications for highly interactive interfaces - Develop prototypes demonstrating concepts to business owners for validation with end-users - Conduct end-user research, prototype testing, and usability testing - Translate insight created from research and client input into IA deliverables (wireframes, task flows, sketches, interaction specifications) - Collaborate with clients and end-users to gather business requirements and translate into user-centered interactive experiences - Participate in presentations, provide support materials including research and design

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, etc.)
  • 4+ years experience as an information architect, experience/interactive design in a creative studio or consulting firm environment
  • Demonstrated ability to produce meaningful and effective design artifacts for complex transactional interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for content management systems
  • Contributing knowledge, research, and insight to user experience communities Prototyping tools experience including Axure, Omnigraffle, Adobe CS, and/or iRise
  • High level of comfortability in communicating and presenting skills

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