#117759

Interaction Designer

Location:
Downtown Chicago
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
posted by:
Jessica Guntorius
Date:
05/09/2017

Job Description:

Our consulting client is looking for an Interaction Designer to assist with the build of internal tools for their employee sales teams.  This is a long term contract located in downtown Chicago.

     Design Interaction Elements

·        Translate broad design concepts into structured, feasible products and services

·        Identify user & navigation flows and generate diagrams, wireframes, concepts and site maps

·        Prototype digital experiences through a variety of means, from paper sketches to interactive demos (Invision, Axure, HTML)

·        Develop research objectives, plan qualitative programs, conduct research to uncover customer needs and behaviors and then use those research findings to drive design concepts

        Drive Client Relationships

·        Be the voice of the customer throughout the design process

·        Assist in scoping, planning and structuring client engagements

·        Plan, delegate, oversee, finalize and present all interaction design deliverables, acting as a client advisor

        Drive, Creativity and Quality Output

·        Conceive of, design and prototype our key digital customer experiences across multiple platforms and geographies

·        Lead interaction design efforts across multiple projects

·        Work with the tech teams to see designs through implementation and deployment

·        Help design tests and use data collected to build insights and drive future innovation

Complexity

·        Requires analysis and solving of moderately complex problems. Typically creates new solutions, leveraging and, where needed, adapting existing methods and procedures.

·        Requires understanding of the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.

·        Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor or team leads.  Generally interacts with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within the organization.

Authority
•  Power to influence or complete assignments independently and ability to make decisions, as indicated by latitude to devise work products or plans, reliance on instruction and decision-making ability

•  Requires minimal guidance when determining methods and procedures on new assignments.

Requirements:

Basic Requirements:

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree
  •  4+ years business analysis, application design
  •  1+ years user experience shaping & strategy  
  •  2+ years of UI & interaction design
  •  2+ years of prototyping
  • Complete a background check prior to starting
  • Must be authorized to work in the US, without restrictions
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, clients, and key stakeholders.
  • Structured and organised approach to work but with the ability to be flexible when necessary, performing other role related duties when required.
  • Ability to respond positively and calmly to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • A strong work ethic and a passion for drawing out and driving creativity and innovation.
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal English.
  • Basic proficiency in industry design tools – Creative facilitation tools like Mural or Boards, Prototyping tools like Sketch or Axure, Adobe Products for visuals and wireframing like Illustrator/Photoshop, Design Sprint Planning & Tracking tools like Trello or TFS.

Desired Skills:

  • 2+ years of workshop facilitation and stakeholder management

  • 2+ years of design methodologies

  • 2+ years of multi-platform design & prototyping (mobile, VR, chatbot)

  •  2+ years of multi-media production (basic production skills to promote design concepts using various technologies – video, sound etc.)