User Experience Architect
OgilvyOne is a large integrated agency currently based in Sea Containers House close to Blackfriars Bridge in state of the art new offices since February 2016.
There are circa 220 people in OgilvyOne with around 60 account handlers and a mission in account handling to create a culture of Empowering Leadership. This is something that will carry across all levels from Account Executive up. The idea is that everyone has intent around leadership be that projects, clients or teams and feels able to question the way things are done with a view to improving it for the benefit of the clients and the agency.
Don't be fooled by the agency's scale. To thrive here you won't be someone who likes to be a cog in a wheel. You will be someone who pushes for change and proactively seeks ways to make things brighter, more innovative, smoother running, more interesting, more ground breaking or just plain better!
UX architects are responsible for applying a user centred design methodology on projects from start to finish, by drawing together the client's business requirements, the customer/end-users' requirements and an understanding of the technical delivery environment, in order to develop an elegant customer facing experience.
The role requires a blend of interaction design, user experience strategy and an understanding of behavioural sciences with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative environment. Working from an early stage in the process to translate requirements, into well-articulated solutions for our clients.
They successful user experience architect is able to support the scoping and definition of the project – through identifying user profiles, scenarios and requirements through to delivery of user experience design documentation (audits, site architectures, prototypes, scamps, and other deliverables).
Through the course of the project they will ensure that they have a good grasp of the project objectives and that these are adhered to as the solution is developed.
While not a researcher per se they will be able to translate user insights into an iterative design process.
The role of the User Experience Architect will require them to work on a per engagement basis. However each member of the team will have a range of clients with whom they are more familiar, in order to build up a depth of client knowledge. They will be expected to support the requirements gathering process and translating those requirements into a detailed well thought-out solution.
They will support the user experience team's development through proactively exploring key trends and enhancing their skills. Each member of the team either has or is encouraged to develop a specialist skill whether it be visual design, motion studies, prototyping etc. to progress towards concepting and leading the experience design of a project form end-to-end.
Key skills required:
- Assisting requirements gathering and prioritisation through workshop attendance, scenario + persona development.
- Translating requirements into solutions through concepts, prototypes and journeys.
- Producing clear, well-articulated and designed outputs that meet the requirements of the project teams and client.
o Creating audits, reviews, user profiles, experience maps, concepts, scamps, sketches, prototypes, sitemaps, wireframes, testing plans etc.
- Working with developers, designers and planners to communicate ideas and oversee and quality check the final solutions.
- Ability to present to clients.
- Ability to analyze user research into an iterative design process.
- Good understanding of technical environments, CMS platforms, responsive web design standards etc.
- Proficient in Axure, Omnigraffle with Creative Suite a nice to have.
Creative and strategic
Experience in digital, service design, visual design or communications agency with a graduate degree in visual design, psychology / HCI, creative, marketing or other relevant degrees. Removal Date 01-Feb-2018
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