Conduct usability testing, develop prototypes, and analyze user feedback.
Determine what actions our users want to carry out on our data portals; develop wireframes, storyboards, sitemaps, and usage scenarios to support the most common use cases.
Define the flow of the user experience when users interact with our portals, including which pages and information should be highlighted on the portal dashboard.
Create mood boards for colors, iconography, typography based on the needs of each individual commons, adhering to Section 508 compliance.
Incorporate sponsor logos and branding already featured in certain commons into the final look and feel.
Create high fidelity mockups of what the data portals should look like for the programming teams to implement, including all of the imagery, icons, etc., that would be incorporated into the final design.
Translate creative ideas to functional specifications and continue to be involved throughout the entire development process.
Present the design work to a wide range of audiences on collaborative projects.
Must be willing to work in a fast-paced agile development environment, using quick-hit design and evaluation methods to inform rapid development cycles.
Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures.
Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements.
Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods.
Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced degree in visual design, communications, computer science, or a related field.
Experience with design programs and tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, SketchApp, or LucidChart.
Experience in data visualization.
Experience working with developers to understand what UI designs are feasible from an engineering perspective.
Experience with Section 508 compliance.
Experience communicating and presenting to audiences of varying backgrounds.
Experience across the full agile product development life cycle, including designing, architecting, and optimizing.
Experience with visual and interaction design demonstrated through a portfolio of examples.
Experience gathering, processing, and summarizing user data.
Experience working in a biomedical domain.
Ability to work closely with our programming teams (using React JS and Redux) to create inspiring visual and interaction designs for academic users of large-scale data intensive systems.
Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
Ability to process user requests and analyze usage trends into design tasks for implementation.
Ability and willingness to acquire new technical skills, analysis methods, and background in research area.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
Ability to take high-level direction, and to work independently to translate that direction into relevant tasks and work product, in order to meet the requirements for team requests and project deliverables.
Attention to detail and mastery of information design.
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