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Junior Interaction Designer

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The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, where they will regularly interact with fellow designers as well as with product managers and software engineers.

Great communication skills are an absolute requirement for the position. The candidate will also feel comfortable with following directions from senior designers, while being able to organize their workflow autonomously and meet deadlines. In addition, the candidate will be capable of contributing with original proposals to the ideation of our future products, and demonstrate their value for consumers and clients alike.

The ideal candidate will completely own the following skills and be capable of demonstrating the utmost level of quality in their consistent delivery.

Required skills:
- Quickly understanding product positioning and technical requirements; when needed, contributing to the definition of a product positioning and requirements;
- Designing and illustrating interaction models, information architectures, navigation models, and UI mechanics through a variety of approaches, including sketches, diagrams, physical mock-ups and others;
- Translating design concepts, scenarios, and sketches into detailed wireframes with annotations;
- Developing and illustrating user scenarios and task flows employing a variety of techniques, including flow charting and wire flows;
- Creating clear and detailed design documents intended for an audience of developers with no design background;
- Contributing to the creation of future and current product presentations, interactive demonstrations, and video scenarios;
- In-depth understanding of visual design and motion design;
- Confidently presenting designs to product managers and software engineers, articulating the details of navigation and flows, screen layouts and transformations, UI components and their states;
- Understanding of qualitative and quantitative design and marketing research findings and of qualitative design research techniques;
- Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, Visio or Omnigraffle or equivalent, MS PowerPoint or Apple Keynote;
- Familiarity with HTML, CSS and JavaScript;
- Knowledge of MS Office, QuickTime, Adobe Premiere and After Effects;
- Strong time management skills and ability to be self-directed when needed;

- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with a major web, product development or consulting firm in the digital product and/or service design and development space.

While not required, candidates with the following skills will be preferred:
- Familiarity with agile software development methodologies;
- Familiarity with a prototyping environment for creating interactive sketches or demos;
- Exposure to the design of voice and gestural UI;
- Experience working on more than one project at a time.

Responsibilities:
- Work in close collaboration with designers, product managers, prototyping and software engineers throughout all phases of product development;
- Participate in the ideation of new products and services, illustrate them through rich, interactive demonstrations, and document them;
- Assist with the development of design research and competitive surveys supporting proposed design solutions;
- Design screen wireframes for TV, tablet, smart phone, and others, and use them to build complete and detailed end-to-end user task flows;
- Create detailed documentation of designs;
- Present ideas and solutions to diverse functional roles;
- Participate in the daily activities of a scrum team comprised of software engineers, product managers and designers.

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