8 days old
2018-04-132018-05-11

Lead Product Designer

Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Job Code
    614413
  • Payrate
    $50 To $65

Team-specific Responsibilities


" Define, plan, and conduct a variety of formative and summative UX research with internal team members and external business partners, especially contextual and usability research, by directly observing end-users of the products.


" Lead the product team in gaining empathy and understanding of the work users are tasked with, as well as current pain points, root cause analysis, and wishes for feature enhancements.


" Identify the need for features and functionality that: accomplish users' objectives, enable the product team to best manage the product, and ultimately best serve the company guest.


" Design and prototype a model of individual tools, being mindful of re-usability of prototypes to final code as well as their ability to communicate overall intended features and interactions of the product to engineers.


" Work with product owners and directors as a thought partner to help shape the vision and strategy of the products.


" Work with internal partners to define and contribute to a library of UI components and IxD patterns, to ensure cohesive, reusable, accessible, and tested experiences that are documented and socialized. Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards.


" Strategically partner with other enterprise product teams to define and advocate for a product 'ecosystem' that will ensure products work together and provide distinct benefits for users according to their role and work tasks.


" Evangelize the product ecosystem both within and externally from the product team, including with end users and partners within the Product organization.


Primary Tasks/Responsibilities


Senior level skills in UX Architecture, and a strong aptitude in UX research methods.


UI design skills that can help us flush out a consistent design system to be used across platforms. Execute visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering


Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks


The Lead Product Designer is responsible for defining and documenting systems and interfaces from the perspective of the people who will use those systems.


The successful candidate will have proven experience translating user and business requirements into the structural design of highly intuitive and well-crafted interfaces and digital experiences including websites, mobile applications, kiosks, and touchscreens.


Structural design aspects include, but are not limited to, navigation, taxonomy, user flows, system flows, use cases, personas, task analyses, wireframes, and detailed annotations and specifications.


The successful candidate will understand how to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research into their design process and be able to articulate and defend design decisions using this research as an input and a guide.


The successful candidate will be able to juggle priorities across multiple initiatives and flex with changing priorities.


The successful candidate must be able to show specific work samples and case studies that show clear, high-quality documentation articulating complex, data-driven, and user-focused systems.


Minimum Requirements


5+ year's experience


Must work well independently and together, and have the ability to successfully lead large-scale projects and initiatives involving multiple cross-functional teams.


Must be an exceptional collaborator and persuader.


Must have first-hand experience with conducting your own research/interviews with users


Must be able to work well in a matrixed environment.


Must be able to present well and articulate and defend design decisions with grace and logic, and data.

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