UX Design Lead | Chicago Digital Studio
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Welcome to the Avanade Digital Innovation Studios, where the best in creative and technology mix it up to push the boundaries of innovation. We're a fast paced, big-idea-dreaming, mishmash of designers, UX architects, technologists, delivery experts, writers, and more, who, when brought together, create transformative digital experiences for some of the biggest and best brands on the planet. Does this sound like a place you wouldn't mind hanging your hat? In North America, you can find us in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, Raleigh, Seattle, and Toronto.
Do you love making tech human? So do we.
You have a passion for technology and understand the importance user experience plays in adoption. You love research, solving complex business problems and proposing solutions, all while advocating for human-centered design. You know Design Thinking like the back of your hand, the importance of the relationship between Design and Development, and most importantly what it takes to bring an amazing experience to our clients and their users.
About the job
The Experience Design (XD) team is a cross-functional group including Visual Design, Content Strategy, Motion Design and more, that works closely together to create amazing stories and experiences for the brands that we serve. As a User Experience (UX) Lead, you’ll work closely with many other aspects of our XD team as well as our Technology partners.
You’re the kind of person that loves to get clients excited about human-centered design, help them plan and understand our purpose, and collaborate with their and our teams to design and deliver Experience transformations. You want to grow and mentor amazing people in Information Architecture, Design Thinking, Usability, Wireframes & Prototypes, and collaboration. You love to experiment and explore new ways of working with our clients and within Avanade. When you end your day, you know that you’ve made a Genuine Human Impact.
Your days will be a mix of research and design, that include:
- Research, user testing, in-depth interviews, focus groups, ethnographic field studies and surveys
- Brainstorm working sessions with multi-disciplinary teams to inform vision and design strategy
- Requirements capturing
- Team with multi-functional technology and design groups to integrate solutions and requirements into UX strategies
- Use a proven change-management framework to support adoption of a new product or service
- Contribute to business development through client relationships and request-for-proposal submissions
You’ll likely have seven or more years of relevant UX experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a field such as interaction design, human factors, computer interaction, behavioral psychology, or human/computer interaction, although we’re open to a similar degree or experience.
- You bring Bold ideas to our clients and Avanade
- You come with Fresh perspectives
- You have Passion for your work, our people, and our clients
- You have an Optimistic attitude and see how we can change things for the better
Your experience ideally includes:
- Using Lean UX, Design Sprints, or other agile ways of working
- Monitoring and reporting on UX trends
- Facilitating workshops and using a range of methodologies for user research, interpreting the results accurately. LUMA Certification is a plus.
- Phenomenal interpersonal skills for collaborating, mentoring, and.
- Experience working in a client consulting capacity
We encourage you to speak candidly with your recruiter about your career aspirations and expectations throughout this recruiting process. In return, we are committed to being transparent with you about our intent and goals around this position.
Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.
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