As a user experience designer I work collaboratively with designers, developers and business analysts to develop user experience solutions in an agile project delivery. I usually solve complex problems by applying methodical thinking, logic and pragmatism. And I am continuously challenged with established thinking while championing new ideas to stakeholders in the business. I am expected to infuse rigor into everything I touch to ensure it is comprehensive.
One day in a day-to-day basis as user experience designer involves:
Helping project management teams to organize the agile delivery of interdependent projects.
Planning work streams for UX designers in delivery teams and overseeing their work to provide feedback and direction.
Working with other senior UX designers to co-develop strategic omnichannel proposals, and roadmaps for their delivery.
Liaising and collaborating with all delivery team disciplines (business analysts, product owners, designers, developers).
Presenting design solutions to delivery teams and wider groups of business stakeholders.
Customer research and profiling.
Helping to identify and document business requirements.
Production of UX deliverables such as flows, IA diagrams, wireframes and prototyping.
Heuristic evaluations and competitive analysis.
Preparing and conducting user research and usability tests.
My personal profile as a user experience designer includes:
Leading UX initiatives, working across platforms in an agile, scrum, or iterative process.
Deep understanding of best practice UX approaches and how to apply them.
Engaging and building relationships with senior stakeholders.
Working with cross-functional teams effectively in everyday tasks.
Experience the development e-commerce experiences across different connected devices.
A familiarity and appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of technologies.
Demonstrated experience using statistics or analytics data to inform design decisions.
Knowledge of motion design as well as visual, interactive, and interface design trends.
Use of Axure, Sketch, Invision, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq Mockups, Jira, Confluence, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office.