For the website DirectLyrics – visited daily by over 500k music fans – I'm looking for an user interface and user experience design expert to tackle the challenges the site is facing:
- Page views per visitor is around 1.28. The main, but difficult goal is to continuously increase that by engaging website visitors better.
- Already 38% of all visitors are using a tablet or smartphone, the site needs to adapt nicely.
- Do more with the current static lyrics text offering.
- Launch a user login/signup system, which is used for new functionality like creating custom music playlists.
The job consists of working together with me in creating a new layout and developing new functionality which addresses the current challenges. Your work consists of wireframing, prototyping, and testing while using the user's feedback to optimize it. The job needs a commitment of at least 30 hours/week for a period of initially 3 months, commencing as soon as possible.
The perfect candidate for the job is analytical in approaching the current challenges, and creative and independent in resolving them. Primarily you should be an expert in interface design and interactivity and be intrigued in increasing user engagement. You love pixel perfect and can deliver it. Design that works for online, which means you should know quality CSS and HTML to make it work. Interactivity to tease users and guide them through the site. Your work should be smart, try new things out and isn't bloated in kb size or render time.
DirectLyrics is managed from Amsterdam, Netherlands and gets around 15 million unique visitors a month. It's part of the SPIN Music Group network, together with sites like Spin.com, Hypem.com and Idolator.com. All our content is licensed from publishers, and we pay a fee for users to view the lyrics. Next to lyrics we offer a daily updated music blog which attracts over 10,000 visitors a day.
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