User Experience Designer

Company:
Time, Inc.
Location:
New York, NY
Job Type:
Yrs of Exp:
2+ to 5 years
Posted:
6/5/2013

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Job Description

This position will provide UX product design expertise to consumer and digital product development teams across all Time Inc brands. This position reports to the Director of UX. Key responsibilities: • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product managers, developers, and designers and advocate for the end user balancing business goals with product usability to solve business problems. • Leverage all available insights including market analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings in all design activities. • Evangelize the best user experience and contribute/refine stakeholder ideas/concepts through Powerpoints, info-graphics, comps, storyboards, wireframes, and functional prototypes. • Develop high-level product concepts (apps and websites) across multiple platforms (smartphones, tablets and desktops) by articulating the value proposition, requirements and success metrics; identifying target audience, developing user stories and creating user flows; creating navigation structures, site maps and screen design mockups; and creating wireframes and prototypes to communicate high-level design strategies and simulate interaction behaviors • Translate high level strategy and conceptual sketches into annotated wireframes • Perform usability evaluations for digital products currently in development and in the marketplace. • Plan and execute specific user research activities resulting in actionable recommendations • Contribute ideas, knowledge and insights on emerging trends across multiple technology platforms • Work closely with developers to ensure features match their requirements Typical Tasks • Creating low fidelity prototype of an app idea for user testing • Creating a product testing script user testing • Facilitating informal product testing with users • Designing a contest to acquire new fans • Improving the registration/check out flow across e-commerce sites • Designing an A/B test to experiment with a new photo gallery or feature • Running a hallway usability test to settle a disagreement about two different layouts • Strategize new product features to attract users and move them up the funnel into brand loyalists Desired Skills and Experience • Strong communicator and analytical thinker with interest in new products and technologies • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • 5+ years experience developing mobile products and websites • Solid portfolio featuring wire-framing and prototyping samples of mobile products (apps) and websites • Rapid prototyping, storyboarding and wire-framing experience a must • Knowledge and understanding of usability design principles, user testing methodologies and UX deliverables (user flows) • Working knowledge of Axure, Balsamiq, OmniGraffle, Keynote or other prototyping applications • Familiarity with the IOS and Android UI Mobile Design Patterns and Guidelines • Familiarity with Responsive Design patterns a plus • Familiarity with social media platforms • Familiarity with mobile advertising solutions/models a plus • Familiarity with Adobe CS a plus
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