Senior user experience architects are generally responsible for creating information diagrams relating to workflow, wireframes, and interactive prototypes, and some will address the brand, company, or user requirements of their facilities in diagrams and charts.
A senior user experience architect must be able to communicate ideas effectively to team members, such as design rationales, specifics of user design processes, and conceptual ideas. They are also involved with presentations on a regular basis, and working in partnerships during and after presentations is not uncommon. It is important for these architects to maintain consistency between varying platforms and programs, and it is imperative that they always stay up-to-date with new and existing technologies and web designing programs. They may also serve as mentors for green user experience architects on occasion.
A bachelor’s degree in psychology or interaction design may be required for this position, and some employers require a master’s degree. Employers may also require at least five years of experience in user interface design, user experience research, or a related field. The experience required will vary greatly depending on the employer.
Senior User Experience Architect Tasks
Conduct research including surveys, contextual interviews, user persona development, and usability studies to understand the user experience idealized by the client.
Envision and design the user experience from onboarding, error correction, and to completion.
Design and present user experience documentation including wireframes, mockups, flows, conceptual diagrams, task flows, and/or site maps to client.