Design Researcher

Design Researcher

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area UX Design
  • Job Function User Experience and Design (UX/UI)
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1161260BR

What you'll do at

Manages project team user experience (UE) deliverables by establishing and communicating project needs and measures of success to all functional leads (design, architecture, prototyping, and writing); directing cross-functional collaboration activities; driving the attainment of project goals; creating customer experience scenarios; advocating for the customer in experience workflow; requesting and attending usability sessions; participating in brainstorming sessions; presenting user experience flow and project decisions to all levels of leadership; and negotiating product feature trade offs and impact to product development lifecycle with engineering and product management.

Supports user experience strategy and innovation by evaluating the current competitive landscape for compelling customer experiences; analyzing future trends and forecasts in related fields; constructing compelling artifacts outlining present conditions and proposed solutions; and presenting information within and across the organization to gain strategic alignment and encourage change.

Creates the user experience designs (user interface design comps, visual design specs, prototypes, and other visual assets) for medium-sized, diverse projects (i.e. new check-out system) by participating in overall project design definition activities; defining methods to be used, including competitive audits and secondary research; driving creation of designs, and specs that will advance the company's merchandising, business, marketing, and branding objectives; presenting designs to project and business teams for review; and working with engineering leads to determine efficacy of given solution.

Mentors associate designers and designers in day-to-day user experience design methodology and principles by providing guidance on project based design tasks; and creating educational design modules for the user experience practice curriculum.

Leads medium-sized, diverse, cross-functional user experience (UE) projects (i.e. new check-out system of 70+ pages) to generate the overall user experience solution and deliver usability on product within feasibility limits by coordinating all of the UE (design, architecture, writing, prototypes) and research (market and user research) activities and deliverables to plan, test and execute the recommended user experience to the product manager.

A little about you:

- Passionate about driving user-centric decisions in design and research
- Curious about how to make things better, more efficient or simple by listening to users
- Flexible but consistently delivering quality when working against deadlines
- Welcomes honest feedback

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in digital strategy, design or graphic design and 2 years design research experience OR Masters Degree in HCI, interactive design, user experience research OR 6 years design research experience. Must have portfolio showcasing design experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in mobile and desktop interface design
• Understanding of and experience in implementing UX research methodologies for product development.
• Experience in implementing qualitative and/or quantitative research projects a plus.
• Certification in User Experience from Nielsen Norman, Human Factors International, or other institution a plus.
• Experience with Research in Statistics and/or Psychology
• Usability Research, Process Research, Field Testing, Field research, Heuristic, qualitative or quantitative or other design methodology.
• Experience researching as part of medium to large design projects with customers is preferred.
• Agency experience is strongly preferred.
• Experience or an understanding of Agile methodology.
• Experience with Adobe Creative Design, InVision, Sketch

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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