(JOB) Interaction Designer, Bellevue, WA, Contract to Hire, Recruiter
7 Mar 2008 - 1:51pm
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The role of the Interaction Designer is to apply appropriate user-centered design research, analysis and implementation strategies to create high-quality innovative user interface designs that deliver a world-class, compelling web shopping experience.
§ Collaborate with the product management, marketing, technology and creative teams in analyzing business goals and requirements. Prepare and present interaction design UI specification requirements documents including detailed wireframes (detailed interaction specifications), page flows and sitemaps; communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale.
§ Define, evangelize and evolve best practices in interaction design.
§ Define standards to drive organization of site content; define site architecture, user flow and naming conventions; adhere to interface design standards and industry best practices to maintain consistency and quality across applications and websites; help define and adhere to user interface style guide.
§ Stay abreast of and foster adoption for industry best practices guidelines, standards and trends, including current user research, to maintain and evolve design guidelines. Perform competitive UI analysis and present to team to champion and foster excitement for usability and user-centered design within the organization.
§ Participate in usability testing, reviews and evaluations to confirm the validity and market reception of the user experience. Translate usability and field research findings into design improvements. Ensure usability best practices as applied to user flow and information organization.
§ Create and support the design and analysis documentation, including but not limited to requirement definitions, contextual evaluations, personas, sitemaps, wireframes, paper or functional prototypes, training materials and end-user communications.
§ Coordinate with the creative team, project team and engineering to ensure that the sitemap and wireframes are properly executed in the live site.
§ Demonstrate a creative and strategic approach to solving problems.
§ Foster an open and productive atmosphere across functional groups.
§ Two to five years of experience designing/documenting client-side software or complex web applications, delivering artifacts including wireframes, page flows, site maps and other related documentation; prefer experience designing user interaction experiences for high-traffic consumer or e-commerce web sites.
§ Formal training in information or interaction design; bachelor's or advanced degree in graphic or information design, HCI, human factors or related fields preferred or combination of equivalent related training and design experience; familiarity with usability heuristics.
§ Proven experience with user interaction design, usability, contextual design, HCI, technical writing processes and methodology, demonstrated through a portfolio of work artifacts such as wireframes, sitemaps and page flows.
§ Prioritization, planning, negotiation and organizational skills that facilitate operating effectively and independently in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment; ability to meet aggressive deadlines; experience balancing multiple projects concurrently.
§ Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation and collaboration skills; ability to provide constructive feedback and respond effectively to constructive feedback.
§ Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, HTML editing tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
Candidates will be asked to provide/present a portfolio or samples of work products including sample wireframes, site maps and page flows.
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