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JOB: (Mobile) Interaction Designer via recruiter

(Mobile) Interaction Designer – full time position
— is looking for a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic person to join their fast-growing product interaction design team.  —- is well-known in the software developer industry, particularly amongst .NET developers, as the number one maker of UI components (a.k.a., widgets) and tools.
At —, you get to work with folks who are passionate about making great software.  Because we make software tools for software designers and developers, you get to work on really chewy design problems involving multiple levels of design concern, and you work on products built on the latest technologies to facilitate making your designs a reality. Furthermore, we care a lot about making great experiences, not just for our customers, but also for our employees a very relaxed dress code and a new HQ designed by HLW are a few of many ways we have tried to express this.
Things Youll Do
Work with product management to craft and execute on plans for appropriate user research in your for developer productivity tools and UI components (e.g., developer studies, task analysis).
Become a key resource in understanding, designing for, and communicating common UI interaction patterns that form the basis of UI components (controls/widgets).
Distill your research into effective and usable formats (e.g., personas, high-level goal and activity analysis summaries)
Collaborate with other IxDs in the group on design ideas and actively critique your own and others sketches, and iterate to discover the best designs.
Create prototypes of varying fidelities based on the needs of the given design problems (i.e., prototype for user-based evaluation and prototypes for communicating your design vision)
Communicate your designs effectively to visual designers and engineers and actively collaborate with them through implementation to resolve design questions and ensure desired execution.
Facilitate usability testing as needed on your designs, prototypes, & products.
Rinse and repeat.
A bachelors or higher degree, preferably in HCI, Design, library sciences, or humanities; or equivalent experience in interaction design.
Portfolio illustrating your interaction design work. In the least, send us a design flow that you love discussing or are proud of!
Demonstrable knowledge of human factors, user/design research techniques, UCD or Design-based process (Agilea plus), and how to create common interaction design deliverables.
Familiarity with usability testing.
Ability to consider and design for multiple contexts of use for reusable UI components (controls/widgets).
Comfortable understanding developer contexts (such as working in Visual Studio) and their needs.
Experience working with real-world business software applications; experience designing for Microsoft technologies a plus.
Interpersonal skills, consensus builder, comfortable with critique, empathetic, & passionate.

Samantha Straube | Executive Search Recruiter

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