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Job Summary

 

A research team at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is seeking a User Experience and User Interface Designer with a strong expertise in both web and native mobile interfaces. They need an artist with a great eye for detail to work closely with the developers to refine the user experience.

Responsibilities*

  • Engage in market research to explore and discover new features that best serve the target market;
  • Lead usability user research and execute user testing of current and future designs, collect feedback for the product team.
  • Create research-derived task flows and screen flows as mockups, wireframes, and prototypes (low-and high-fidelity) in collaboration with UI developers
  • Explain UX requirements to UI developers
  • Design QA (aka redline testing and review) and sanity checks on functionality
  • Contribute to and make use of a UI component library (identify components to be reused and components to be built)
  • Review early stage software products for inconsistencies

Required Qualifications*

  • 2+ years of experience designing corporate websites;

  • Please provide reference of your work when applying for the position;

  • The ability to work with minimal supervision, while delivering meticulous designs;

  • A portfolio that demonstrates your aesthetic skills and efficient workflow designs;

  • Strong vision for mobile Internet consumer products, clear understanding of usability, user-centered design, accessibility and web standards;

  • Familiarity in designing across multiple devices from mobile and desktop;

  • Passion for designing beautiful, usable, and accessible web and mobile experiences.

  • Expertise in design and prototyping tools (e.g., Sketch, Illustrator, Principle, Framer, Origami, Axure, Invision)

  • Experience working with an agile, user-story based design process.

  • Must be comfortable working in a quick paced organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • 3+ years’ experience in professional enterprise and consumer UX design
  • 1+ years of experience designing mobile app (Android/ iOS) experience

Additional Information

$35-$45/hr for 30-40 hours a week

Health insurance

Duration: At least 3-months (renewal contingent on performance and funding)

Start time: Early or Mid July

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