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Director - Product Design - United States

We are seeking a passionate and experienced design leader to establish and lead the product design function at Lux Research Inc.. As the Director, Product Design you will establish Lux’s creative vision and strategy. You will be a strategic partner to the product management function, applying design-led thinking to influence the product roadmap. You will work closely with the Research team to create elegant visual concepts for complex ideas, processes, or evaluative methodologies that support our models and frameworks. You are comfortable addressing an executive team, but still get excited to create individual designs (systems design, interaction design, and visual design). As a collaborative thought partner, you will work cross-functionally to deliver an exceptional user experience across our digital products. You understand the product development process and value the importance of alignment between Product, Design, and Development. This position can be considered remote, depending on the candidate.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish the vision for the overall product design and user experience across Lux’s digital products
  • Define a scalable design process that fits into the broader product lifecycle and enables rapid iteration
  • Establish and lead the product design function through best-practices, attention to detail, and sometimes unconventional thinking to ensure it continually delivers customer value
  • Participate in customer interviews to help uncover customer needs
  • Help establish our user personas and let their needs guide you to the best solutions
  • Help turn broad, conceptual ideas into beautiful digital products
  • Produce concept sketches, wireframes, and mockups
  • Participate in concept validation testing, lead usability testing, and establish other user research methods
  • Lead design-focused workshops, reviews, and participate in sprint retrospectives to ensure the product being built meets expectations
  • Partner with your product and technology counterparts to shape a data-informed vision for our digital products
  • Define and implement style guidance for a variety of research deliverable templates including but not limited to report templates, PowerPoint templates, event presentations, etc.
  • Support daily production of research deliverables such as charts, infographics, etc.
  • Oversee and evolve Lux’s style guidance as our offerings grow 

Keys to Success

  • Ability to communicate and articulate complex ideas effectively within all levels of the organization – from the executive team to the development team
  • An innate desire to collaborate – a “two heads are better than one” approach to your work
  • A passion for user empathy that puts the customer at the center of everything you do
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills – blending creative solutions with a simplistic UX
  • An ability to inspire others to produce creative ideas and deliver their best work
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An appreciation for the belief that there is beauty in simplicity

 

 

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