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Interaction Designer

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Contract opportunity with Fortune 500 Tech company in Mountain View!

Develop workflows, user task analysis, interaction flows, wireframes, low fidelity mock-ups, navigational flows, and high fidelity prototypes.
Transform strategic direction into high quality design output from total systems to individual elements.
Develop high-level creative concepts for projects; help to refine and further develop these concepts into complete, functional design systems.
Define user model and user interface for mobile devices and align them with other devices including televisions, audio devices, and appliances.
Partner with Visual and Motion Designers to conceptualize, design, build, and extend user experiences.
Work with UX researchers to design and observe user studies and translate research findings into insights and design improvements.
Create and present design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience, including cross-functional teams.
Apply the best design aesthetics under tight deadlines, while effectively balancing between business needs and customer benefit.
Contribute to the CX Lab design language and promote design thinking throughout the team. Develop and champion guidelines, standards, and user-centered design processes.
Gauge the desirability of new and existing products, and make constructive suggestions for change.
Maintain cultural awareness of the design landscape with respect to current and future trends.

Skills:
Strong portfolio that demonstrates systems thinking and core skills across a variety of categories and formats.
Solid formal academic background in Human-Computer Interaction, Design, or related field, or commensurate work experience; advanced degree a plus.
Fluency with common design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote) for the creation of visual design artifacts and presentations.
Agility in creating digital sketches/prototypes from lo-fi to hi-fi, to help design thinking process as well as communicate concepts to team members.
Diverse project experience in concept ideation, UI concepting/wireframing, design strategy, and working across multiple form factors.
Eloquent verbal/written communication and storytelling skills, with the ability to successfully articulate design concepts to your team and stakeholders.
Ability to think strategically and translate brand, service and product requirements into holistic systems that effectively communicate.
An understanding of iterative prototyping as an essential part of the design process.
Strong skills in mediating and resolving competing requirements and designs.
Solid design experience for consumer electronics devices.
Openness to critique from various partners and curiosity to learn from a spectrum of perspectives.
High comfort level in working within a self-directed culture and navigating ambiguity.
Effective time management skills to balance project schedule with fast-paced deadlines.
A passion for creating designs which are simple, elegant and useful as well as beautiful, approachable and playful.
A strong point of view with a healthy dose of humility.

Education:
5+ years of demonstrable experience in designing usable software experiences in an agile, startup-like product development environment.

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