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Interaction Designer

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Exciting opportunity for an experienced Interaction Designer!
*This is a 5-month assignment, on-site in Boston, MA.

Our Fortune 500 banking/financial client seeks an Interaction Designer who will partner with the UX Visual Design, Editorial, and Usability Teams to create desktop/mobile design concepts for the Investment Services line of business.

This individual will be responsible for production of user-centric design deliverables including site maps, wireframes and interaction specifications that clearly represent the on-screen user experience.

**A demonstrated expertise in User Experience, UI development, web and mobile design and usability principles is a must.

Responsibilities in this role include:
• Supporting the overall User Experience discipline within the organization.
• Performing industry analysis on web user behavior.
• Engaging with business partners in the requirements phase of the project life cycle to review and improve screen design and flow.
• Performing analysis on user behavior across the sites.
• Collaborating with technology in designing new user interface elements or solutions to solve existing problems and address future opportunities.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
• Responsible for producing UX interaction deliverables, including: site maps, wireframes and interaction specifications.
• Ensure that team deliverables aligns with the overall UX Team work plan, program objectives, project requirements and usability standards.
• Lead Wireframe development sessions.
• Lead the evaluation of results of usability tests/focus groups to incorporate findings into interaction design deliverables.
• Work the with the Technology Team to understand the documented technology standards for the platform and browser/OS specifications and bears responsibility to ensure UX assets track to technology and program standards.
• Obtain stakeholder buy-in for the proposed designs.

MUST HAVE SKILLS:
• 5-7 years of broad project team UX experience
• Ability to collaborate across various business lines and with technology in executing user experience processes and documentation - must be able to work with the business partners who are not designers and who are driving the project
• Expertise in usability design, navigation design, online content organization, IA/taxonomy creation and search optimization. Knowledge of web usability principles, with professional designation a plus.
• Experience producing wire frame documentation using Axure, InDesign, Fireworks, Visio, html prototyping, and other design tools.*** (Must have working knowledge of Axure or Adobe Creative Suite5 InDesign and Fireworks.)

PREFERRED ADDITIONAL SKILLS:
• Project management skills a plus.
• Consumer sales and marketing experience preferred.
• Financial Services industry experience is also preferred.

SOFT SKILLS:
• This Interaction Designer will be will have a high visibility role - interfacing with the business partners that are driving the project, and therefore, must be confident and skilled in their work in order to take feedback and to sell their work.
• Should have solid business acumen.
• Looking for someone who is familiar and comfortable working within a large enterprise.

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