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Full-time Lead UX Specialist (16-0143)

at GfK User Experience in Chicagoland area, IL

Position Description
The User Experience group at GfK provides an unmatched opportunity to evaluate and design interfaces for a spectacularly wide range of products including automotive navigation systems, smart phone and tablet apps, medical equipment, financial software, web sites, paper bills and prescription labels. You will be joining a fast-growing eclectic team of 150 UX consultants located in multiple countries and with diverse backgrounds such as anthropology, business administration, computer science, graphic design, product management, and psychology.

As a Lead UX Specialist, you will be part research or design teams that conduct ethnographic research, create wireframe and graphic interface designs, build interactive prototypes, moderate focus groups, run usability tests, and conduct eye-tracking research. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the user experience, savvy with new technology, creative in proposing solutions, and gifted in working on diverse teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Co-leading and Conducting ethnographic research
• Designing or prototyping screens or web pages
• Co-leading usability tests and focus groups
• Co-leading collaborative design workshops with clients
• Creating final reports and recommendations
Experience and Skills
• 3-6 years of user research or design experience
• Knowledge of current usability research, theories, and methodologies
• Understanding of interface design principles
• Effective written and verbal communication skills (writing samples required)
• Ability to work in teams, think interactively, and solve creatively
• Adaptable to changing circumstances and ability to guide clients and project members through a corrected course of action
• For research, expertise in designing and facilitating testing sessions
• For research, expertise in interviewing and observing users
• For design, expertise in design tools such as Visio, Axure, or PhotoShop
• Bachelor’s degree in human factors, HCI, Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial /Design, Visual Design, Behavioral Sciences or equivalent experience is required (Master’s degree preferred).

We offer a very competitive salary commensurate with your experience.

To be considered for this position, please apply online via our website at:

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Published on 06-10-2016