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Senior User Experience Architect (closed)

Job Description

As a member of AKQA’s User Experience team you will be passionate about user experience, and at the forefront of new thinking and techniques. Responsible for the development of innovative customer experiences across a wide variety of channels and devices, you will own research, ideation and design, with minimal direction.

Located in Farringdon, London, as part of AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs. You will work in a progressive environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

Key Responsibilities

Develop award-winning experiences working with AKQA Creative, Planning and Technology teams.

Apply solid user experience and usability principles while looking for opportunities to innovate.

Demonstrate excellent knowledge of all aspects of the UCD approach and the ability to apply them flexibly across a variety of project types.

Use/introduce more advanced UCD techniques (rapid prototyping, remote testing etc.) to improve efficiency in the user experience process and the quality of the solution.

Contribute at a high level to the overall strategic client approach, taking into account relevant marketplace, consumer and technology factors.

Develop UX solutions for multiple locales while considering: cultural sensitivities, componentisation of solutions for market rollout, language and script requirements.

Develop UX solutions for a wide variety of platforms and devices including mobile, web, TV, kiosk, voice, etc.

Provide feedback to and consultation with Client Services, Creative, Technology, and Project Management teams throughout the duration of the project.

Qualifications and Experience

Proven capability to support large-scale, multiple work stream projects.

Extensive information architecture/content strategy/user experience/usability experience for blue-chip clients.

Experience of working with standard IA and UCD tools and processes.

Solid understanding of internet technologies.

Experience of content management systems and ecommerce.

Experience of cross-platform design.

Knowledge of designing for social is highly beneficial.

About AKQA

The imaginative application of art and science. AKQA is home to 2,100 professionals in 23 studios across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australasia.