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UX / Interaction Designer

Location:
North Houston
Job Terms:
Temporary
posted by:
Crystal Pettibone
Date:
08/11/2017

Job Description:

Our client, an oilfield services company in North Houston, is looking for a UX/Interaction Designer who will be primarily responsible for creating navigation structures and information designs, as well as constructing prototypes, storyboards, and mock-ups to effectively communicate designs to product management and development. The interaction design role depends greatly on developing user-centered design research and usability testing to guide their designs and following a design with usability testing to validate it. The research includes identification of user needs and goals, as well as task and workflow modeling. The usability testing includes rapid iterative usability testing and more in-depth validation and summative testing. The candidate will possess the ability to create visual designs for desktop software and potentially transactional Web sites. 
 

Key Job Responsibilities: 
• Assist product management and feature teams in defining functional interaction requirements specifications. 
• Develop mockup / prototype interaction designs, including user interaction models, information architecture, wire frames and screen flows. 
• Conduct rapid iterative usability testing of wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. 
• Translate research findings into design alterations to quickly improve product designs early in the design cycle. 
• Perform validation usability testing to determine whether features and products have met business and usability objectives. 
• Perform data analysis of research findings and synthesize actionable recommendations 
 

Client Description:

Aquent is the world's largest and most prestigious staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2+ years. We offer the industry's best benefits - medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan. We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn cash just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Requirements:

• 3+ years of experience in product development teams working on user interface designs. 
• Experience in usability and user research methodologies. A background in ethnography or cognitive science is helpful. 
• Outstanding communication, organization, time management, and interpersonal skills. 
• Knowledge of the software development lifecycle is a plus. 
• Experience in a user-centered design team. 
• Knowledge of how to best design to solve business and user problems. Ability to understand the needs of customers. 
• Design fundamentals including information design, visual design, industry UI standards for desktop and web-based applications, and ease of use best practices. 
• Experience with design tools such as Balsamiq, Sketchflow, Photoshop, Visio, or Dreamweaver. Flash and Visual Studio experience is a plus. 
• Bachelor’s degree in a UX related area such as psychology, human factors or HCI; a Masters or PhD is a strong advantage. 

Background in visual design would be a big plus. 
• Design fundamentals including information design, visual design, industry UI standards for desktop and web-based applications, and ease of use best practices. 
• Experience with design tools, including Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash), Content Management Systems is a plus. Knowledge of Blend is a huge plus.