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User Experience Designer
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The USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute is seeking a UX Professional to help design websites and database-based web applications that are inviting, intuitive, interactive and able to present complex information with simplicity and elegance. You will guide the user experience from research to design to implementation working with a team of talented visual designers, developers and scientists. The ideal candidate will have worked in-house designing innovative solutions that incorporate a holistic approach and deliver extraordinary user experiences to a wide variety of users.
The USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute aims to enhance discovery through the application of imaging and information technologies in the study of the brain. The Institute is dedicated to excellence in data acquisition, analysis, stewardship and computational innovation for the purpose of biomedical research.
Minimum of four years of work experience as an information architect, interaction designer, user experience designer, or similar role.
Solid understanding of the best practices and principles of visual design, user centered-design, interaction design, and responsive web design.
Ability to capture requirements via stakeholders and domain research.
Ability to create information architecture diagrams, user experience workflow diagrams, wireframes, proof-of-concepts, interactive prototypes and conduct user testing.
Ability to communicate design approaches to different audiences including non-designers.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Online portfolio required.
Experience designing complex data visualizations and in-depth knowledge of content management systems a plus.
Degree in interaction design, information architecture, or equivalent preferred but not required.
Employ a holistic, strategic and creative approach to create user-centric experiences that support the behaviors, needs and goals of our users as determined through data-driven research and usability testing.
Establish the look and feel for websites and interfaces for desktop and mobile that incorporate appropriate brand guidelines.
Conduct user tests and analyze how our users think and behave in pursuing their goals.
Brainstorm, storyboard, wireframe and prototype to support a variety of experiences.
Present drafts to communicate processes and iterate based on feedback to meet user needs.
Prepare design assets for development and collaborate with developers to ensure successful implementation.
Collaborate with management, scientists, designers and developers to ensure users’ needs are met and expectations exceeded.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 4 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelor’s degree in visual design, computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), psychology, or related discipline. Four years’ experience in user-centered design, research, modeling, testing and assessment. Demonstrated working knowledge of front-end development, design principles, and information architecture practices, methodologies, tools and services. Strong knowledge of current/relevant web and applications
technologies, trends and standards. Expertise in creating a variety of design documentation including (but not limited to) user scenarios, task flows, conceptual models, personas, competitor analysis, heuristic analysis, wireframes, and prototypes.