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Help Wanted: Part-time Lean User Experience Research Apprentices!

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JLR Interactive/TradeYa is hiring part-time aspiring or jr-level User Experience researchers and designers for a month-long paid apprenticeship program. This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty conducting Guerrilla User Research and Lean UX experiments on a totally killer MVP this January 2013!

 • Start date is as soon as December 24th, 2012 or by January 1, 2013. The project will last through the entire month of January 2013.
• Pay rate is $8.00 an hour with a commitment of 14 hrs per week. You must be available during the business day at least 10 of those hours.
• Work is a mixture of on-site at a variety of cafes and co-working spaces in the Los Angeles area and off-site from your homes if you are fully Skype enabled and decent with InDesign and/or Photoshop. There will be a mandatory training session held on Jan 2nd in South Pasadena that runs 2pm-6pm including dinner!

Your responsibilities will include:

(1) Helping us connect analytical tools to our live MVP so we can measure conversion
(2) Tracking the metrics we need to capture into our Funnel Matrix tool
(3) Brainstorming totally insane customer acquisition experiments
(4) Planning and conducting Guerilla User Research interviews and tests in the field.

This one-off apprenticeship program will be a hands-on, intense learning and testing phase for TradeYa’s just launched beta MVP. It will also be 100% guided under the personal mentorship of Jaime Levy.

Those with Lean Startup acumen and/or former “A” students of Jaime’s UCLA Extension UX Design classes are highly desired.

Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. Include your weekly availability from December 24th – January 31st. Also include your months/years of professional Internet-related work (i.e. 10 Years as a Graphic Designer), studying User Experience Design and/or conducting any type of user research studies.

You are invited to the Lean User Experience Strategy Lecture Tour

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JLR Interactive &
General Assembly present

The Lean UX Strategy Lecture Tour

with Jaime R. Levy for user experience designers and startup entrepreneurs


Sept. 27 in NYC (6pm-7:30pm) General Assembly West 10 E. 21st St. $29.55

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Class Description:With the surge in online startups, entrepreneurs and their teams need a User Experience Strategy to differentiate their product from the competition. Through business cases and current work samples, students will learn to how to conduct a UX Gap Analysis (on the online marketplace), perform Guerrilla User Researcher (for your MVP), and scope a startup’s roadmap using a Feature Value Matrix and extensible Site Maps. This class will expose how online success can be achieved by focusing on both disruptive design and customer acquisition techniques. Spreadsheet templates will also be shared so students can implement these tools immediately.

Level: This is an intermediate level course created for students with familiarity with the practice of User Experience Design or Business/Product Strategy. If you know nothing about either, you might feel lost.

Required Materials: Laptop or iPad suggested but not needed. Google account required to access takeaway spreadsheets