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Help! I need somebody… March 8, 2012

Posted by dantemurphy in building a team.
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The Beatles "Help!" album

My company, Digitas Health, is looking for some help.

We need an entry-level Interaction Designer/IA/UX to work on a platform project for a key global client.  The successful candidate will be trained on iRise, a state-of-the-art prototyping and specification tool.  This is a great opportunity for an energetic, talented, and passionate designer.  Full job description below.  If you are interested in working in our Philadelphia office, contact me directly or leave a comment below.

JOB TITLE:  Interaction Designer

DEPARTMENT:  Creative Services

JOB SUMMARY:

The Interaction Designer works closely with clients and agency team to intimately understand user needs, advocate these needs throughout the project development cycle. The methods and tools used to provide this support and advocacy include:

  • developing functional design documents and iRise prototypes (iRise visualization software training is provided with this position)
  • planning and performing user research
  • executing usability testing

Additionally, the Interaction Designer acts as a strategic partner within the agency, supporting ideation activities and creating infographics for projects and prospective new business.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and present user experience solutions to internal teams and clients through sitemaps, wireframes, iRise prototypes, flowcharts and functional specifications.
  • Identify user needs, values, and mental models and develop representative profiles or personas.
  • Quickly understand and refine client strategy and develop content and functionality that meets both client objectives and user goals.
  • Collaborate closely with copywriters, visual designers, and programmers to design the user interaction model, information architecture, and user interfaces.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; any of the following areas strongly preferred: HCI, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Computer Science, Media Studies, and/or Graphic Design.
  • 1-3 years of experience developing interactive web sites and applications as information architect or interaction designer.
  • A good understanding of user-centered design principles. Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of interaction design process and skills.
  • Ability to provide interaction-design and usability insights on projects.
  • Experience on site development projects, developing sitemaps, wireframes, flowcharts and functional specifications.
  • Experience with user experience research, both to uncover user needs and to test interaction design solutions.
  • Experience interacting with marketing, research and technical clients.
  • Understand how to use and effectively incorporate interactive technologies.
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office and Visio or other design software.
  • Working understanding of interactive front-end technologies (i.e. HTML, JavaScript, Flash, CSS, DHTML), browser and platform constraints.
  • Good understanding of common back-end technologies and platforms.
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry experience a plus.
  • Prior experience in an integrated marketing communications agency desired.
  • Uncompromising attention to detail.

Note: This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Performs other duties (or functions) as assigned.

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