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The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup Message Board › Looking for Interaction Designer with Understanding of Section 508 for Irvin

Looking for Interaction Designer with Understanding of Section 508 for Irvine Company from Nate Uchida

Nate U.
user 4118976
Long Beach, CA
Post #: 10
Interaction Designer Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The Interaction Designer is responsible for creating interaction and information architecture deliverables (site outlines, user scenarios, process flow, wireframes, mental models, personas, interaction specifications and prototypes) for a variety of user interfaces including web sites, web applications and business tools. You will also be responsible for conducting user and stakeholder research activities including user interviews and observation, ideation sessions, usability studies and other user research techniques.

A strong understanding of user-centered design processes while adhering to the principles of usability, utility, simplicity and elegance will be critical to your success at our company.

Essential Functions
· Collaborate with UX lead, copywriters, product owners, business analysts, and developers to create design solutions that best meet business objectives and user needs
· Create wireframes and interactive prototypes
· Understands user needs through research such as heuristics, usability testing, concept testing, focus groups, web analytics and competitor evaluations
· Provide directions to promote UX best practices to improve design and functionality for existing websites, redesigns and new projects
· Ability to present designs to internal stakeholders and other team members and gather feedback

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
· Strong knowledge and experience creating UX deliverables such as personas, scenarios, use cases, user stories, task flows, flow charts, storyboards, site maps, wireframes, prototypes, user interface, and style guides
· Practical knowledge and experience conducting user research, including lab-based usability studies, remote usability testing, field studies and usability inspections
· Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions
· Advanced proficiency in application prototyping tools such as Axure, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq or similar
· Understanding of web usability and technologies (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, Section 508, W3C WAI Guidelines, etc.) and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions
· Excellent oral, written, diagrammatic communication and presentation skills
· Familiarity with Agile development methodology
· Professional experience collaborating in a team environment on large-scale website development projects

Education Requirements
· Bachelor’s degree in human-computer interaction (HCI), graphic design, computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
· 5+ years of experience as an information architect, interaction designer, UX designer or similar role
Nate Uchida
Sr Executive Recruiter
At-Tech Staffing Services, Inc.
888 Figueroa St Suite 170
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 787-2277 (Direct Line)
(562) 607-8460 (Cell)

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