User Experience Designer (UX)-Sr

  • location: Saint Paul, MN
  • type: Contract
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User Experience Designer (UX)-Sr

job summary:
Role: Senior User Experience Researcher?

Duration: 6+ Months

Location: Eagan, Minnesota

Mode of Interview: F2F

Description:

  • We're looking for a top-notch Senior User Experience Researcher to help us partner with our customers in developing desktop and mobile applications for professionals in the legal industry.
  • We need a researcher who is passionate about creating user research strategies at both program and individual study levels.
  • The person in this dedicated role will be hands-on with all aspects of research including planning, executing, and analyzing data.
  • The person in this dedicated role will be fluent in both design and usability research.
  • They will work closely with local and remote teammates in user experience, product development, and technology teams.
  • Research projects will take place in usability labs, customers' offices, and facilitated remotely.
  • The candidate should be equally comfortable in both the role of research facilitator as well as observer.
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment where research studies will be executed on a near weekly basis.
  • We are looking for a UX Researcher who is passionate about making a product successful; we are not interested in researchers who simply report on how many people experience confusion over a task or provide data for others to draw their own conclusions.
  • We are looking for someone who wants to be a true partner to our business and design teams.
  • More importantly than the number of methods that the candidate is familiar with is this- how well can the candidate understand complex challenges and identify the evidence needed to solve those challenges
Required Skills

- Quickly synthesize business objectives and customer needs

- Develop a UX research approach, schedule, and detailed test plan

- Facilitate, collect, analyze, and document data

- Transform the data into prioritized, actionable recommendations (within a SHORT turn-around time)

- Clearly communicate usability analysis, next steps, and potential design solutions

- Create persuasive presentations geared towards product owners, developers, visual designers, other UX team members, and c-level executives

- Create visualizations including service blueprints, consumer journey maps, ecosystem maps, etc.

- Previous experience with design or research projects involving complex workflows, visualization of large datasets, operating system-level tools, and both web and software environments is a PLUS

Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related field

- 6+ years of experience applying research to high-volume, interactive B2B and B2C desktop applications, rich Web-based applications, or platform-level tools

- Strong communication skills

- Strong analytical problem solving, decision-making, and leadership skills

- In-depth understanding of user-centered design principles and tools

- Ability to travel up to 10%

HM will not review candidates without a portfolio. It shouldn't just be end-product screenshots; need to see the process end-end from ideation to delivery (sketches, wireframes, persona development, etc).

 
location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
job type: Contract
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Description:

  • We're looking for a top-notch Senior User Experience Researcher to help us partner with our customers in developing desktop and mobile applications for professionals in the legal industry.
  • We need a researcher who is passionate about creating user research strategies at both program and individual study levels.
  • The person in this dedicated role will be hands-on with all aspects of research including planning, executing, and analyzing data.
  • The person in this dedicated role will be fluent in both design and usability research.
  • They will work closely with local and remote teammates in user experience, product development, and technology teams.
  • Research projects will take place in usability labs, customers' offices, and facilitated remotely.
  • The candidate should be equally comfortable in both the role of research facilitator as well as observer.
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced environment where research studies will be executed on a near weekly basis.
  • We are looking for a UX Researcher who is passionate about making a product successful; we are not interested in researchers who simply report on how many people experience confusion over a task or provide data for others to draw their own conclusions.
  • We are looking for someone who wants to be a true partner to our business and design teams.
  • More importantly than the number of methods that the candidate is familiar with is this- how well can the candidate understand complex challenges and identify the evidence needed to solve those challenges
 
qualifications:
Qualifications

- Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related field

- 6+ years of experience applying research to high-volume, interactive B2B and B2C desktop applications, rich Web-based applications, or platform-level tools

- Strong communication skills

- Strong analytical problem solving, decision-making, and leadership skills

- In-depth understanding of user-centered design principles and tools

- Ability to travel up to 10%

 
skills: Required Skills

- Quickly synthesize business objectives and customer needs

- Develop a UX research approach, schedule, and detailed test plan

- Facilitate, collect, analyze, and document data

- Transform the data into prioritized, actionable recommendations (within a SHORT turn-around time)

- Clearly communicate usability analysis, next steps, and potential design solutions

- Create persuasive presentations geared towards product owners, developers, visual designers, other UX team members, and c-level executives

- Create visualizations including service blueprints, consumer journey maps, ecosystem maps, etc.

- Previous experience with design or research projects involving complex workflows, visualization of large datasets, operating system-level tools, and both web and software environments is a PLUS


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