• User Experience Designer

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
    ID
    2018-4383
    Function
    Digital
  • Introduction

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    The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from the print newspaper to the Economist.com website and our mobile apps for iOS and Android. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

    With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications.

     

    The Economist’s Digital Solutions team is a passionate group of digital professionals who look after a number of digital products and services, both facing our readers and The Economist's businesses. The team consists of a range of skills, from product managers to data scientists, working in cross functional teams, on mobile products and business intelligence alike. Fostering strong agile engineering practices and making data-driven decisions the team plays a pivotal role in making our business partners deliver growth.

     

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute:

    • Create prototypes and designs for new features and experiences that can be validated with users and passed to developers for implementation, working with different levels of fidelity as appropriate.
    • Conduct user research and usability testing, including lab sessions in person with customers at the Economist office in central London, and present insights to product team and stakeholders
    • Work with the product team and stakeholders to contribute to solutions to identified user problems, and work with the data team to combine quantitative and qualitative data into useful insights
    • Work with Customer Experience Research to understand the core audience, their problems and needs, and define and iterate solutions to mitigate problems/meet needs.
    • Consider the holistic customer experience, thinking first of user journeys and information architecture, and generate UI solutions that reduce friction and offer the right content flows
    • Take ownership of the interaction design and develop the core micro-interactions across the user journey in order to solve the important user problems and help them achieve their goals

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

     

    • A user-centred approach
    • Extensive experience as a UX designer or similar role, with experience across the UX discipline, including rapid prototyping, user research, and usability testing, and across different screens, be they mobile, tablet or desktop
    • Ability to effectively conceptualize and communicate detailed interaction behaviors
    • Experience with one or more core prototyping tools – Atomic, Axure, Marvel, or similar
    • Proven experience working on successful, large-scale, consumer-facing products.
    • Experience working in a cross-functional team in an Agile development environment, working closely with developers, visual designers and researchers
    • Ability to articulate design decisions that meet customer needs and business objectives to communicate the value to all members of the product team and core stakeholders
    • Willingness to co-create solutions with the product team and stakeholders, knowing where to bring the UX expertise to make the most out of the co-created ideas
    • Strong dynamic UI knowledge in order to design the right micro-interaction at the right time. So we need someone that goes beyond wireframes, and who is able to develop interactive user journeys

     

    The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

     

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