Job: User Experience Designer

Title User Experience Designer
Categories Design/Creative
Date Posted05 November 2018
Salary R40k – 55k per month
Location Cape Town
Information

The role is for a talented and experienced UX Designer to analyse, design innovative digital solutions using human-centered design principles . This role has a significant focus on the UX Analysis. This would include designing and conducting of user workshops and extracting data needed to inform the final design solution. The person will be working within the International Development space on social impact projects targeting low-income communities in Sub-Saharan African and other emerging markets. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand business requirements and technical limitations.

They will need to design for mobile devices ranging from low-level feature phones to high-end smartphones, tablets and desktops.

The person will be required to design for new and existing mobile sites as well as the E1M content management system. The UX Designer will be required to work in an agile team with UX Analysts, Developers, Content Designers, Programme Designers and Testers.

The role will make an impact on the company’s current design processes & effectiveness and will contribute to improved turnaround times & quality of all user experience designs the company offers.

Responsibilities

  • Implement all product visions defined by the Programme Designer by researching, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products and mobile devices in particular.
  • Collaborate with Programme Designers, UI Designer, Content Designers, clients and internal stakeholders to understand and analyse requirements that will feed into final design solutions.
  • Plan and conduct stakeholder and user consultation workshops to gather business requirements, user requirements and asses current user behaviour.
  • Deliver design specifications, wireframes, mockups, storyboards, interactive prototypes and final assets.
  • Design for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  • Work closely with the UI Designer to define all visual design specifications.
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Conduct expert reviews and heuristic evaluations
  • Take a human-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
  • Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.
  • Present and define all your design decisions, solutions and design thinking to the Head of UX and Design, Project Manager, Programme Designer and clients.
  • Create and maintain a suitable asset management process & repository.
  • Keep the team up to date with the latest design trends and changes to industry standards.
  • Research, analyse and design accessible solutions for a range of disabilities and literacy limitations.

Experience & Qualification Requirements

  • Five or more years experience as a UX Designer with a proven track record.
  • Two or more years experience in UX analysis.
  • Strong design and analysis experience in mobile and App design.
  • Experience in Graphic Design will be an advantage.
  • Portfolio for work must be presented in the interview.
  • Know the human-centered design (UCD) process and use this as the base for all design work.
  • Ability to plan and conduct user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Be a team player with the ability to collaborate closely with the Head of UX and Design, UI Designer, Developers, Programme Designers and Content Designers.
  • Ability to work with Programme Designers and clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • Ability to analyse client requirements, user requirements and user behaviour to specify the design solution
  • Knowledge and understanding how mobile-first and responsive design works and is used in designs
  • Communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to effectively communicate design processes, ideas and solutions to the team and clients.
  • Ability to research the latest design trends and ideas including what inspires African youth
  • Open to objective criticism on designs and willingness to improve upon it
  • Comfortable working directly with clients
  • Be passionate about working in the social impact environment and UX Design and general.
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Amy Molony – Creative RecruiterAmy grew up in the humid seaside hood that is Durban. With a background in the film industry Amy has experience promoting South Africa as a film destination and reading and researching movie scripts.   She is passionate about good content and her love for the written word knows no bounds. She relishes being outdoors and during weekends, when she isn’t playing Ultimate Frisbee, she can be found hiking the Capes scenic mountains. Amy will be placing aspiring wordsmiths, social media managers, copywriters and editors.Contact manager
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