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 usersâ needs are met and expectations exceeded.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 4 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Bachelorâs degree in visual design, computer science, human-computer interaction (HCI), psychology, or related discipline. Four yearsâ 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 applicationstechnologies, 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.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.