The Product Designer is an experienced designer responsible for the Visual & interaction design of web and software applications. Creates information architecture and ensures designs result in optimal web server and site technical performance. Utilizes knowledge and practical experience and exercises judgment in applying design and usability standards to work. Is able to work independently on small to medium sized projects. Has depth of knowledge in one aspect of interaction design (such as web design or mobile design) but may be more novice in other areas. Works on projects requiring technical and creative decision making within own assignment. Receives limited instructions on routine work and minimal instruction on new assignments. Work may be reviewed by more senior designers for ease of use and overall aesthetics. Receives schedules and work assignments from manager or lead, who reviews adherence to and awareness of overall program performance, schedule and design standards. Records and reports project status and metrics.
Requirements (Education, Certification, Training, and Experience):
--6+ yrs of Experience on Designing and documenting the interaction of the user experience for web and software-based interfaces, applying standard user-centered design guidelines and techniques.
--Creates design deliverables such as wireframes, page flow diagrams, and design mockups and specifications documentation.
--Presents design concepts and deliverables to project team and internal stakeholders Collaborates and consults with peers in Engineering and Product Management. Consults with engineers on technical matters and designs.
--Participates with product management to define product requirements, markets and users by participating in competitive analysis, user research, and developing personas.
--Contributes to interaction pattern libraries and may collaborate on visual design libraries.
--Keeps abreast of and incorporates usability and design best practices, developments, and trends. Recommends improvements and reviews implementation of the design.
--Participates as an observer in user experience research activities such as usability testing, interviews or other research activities, contributing to user experience research findings. Contributes recommendations for solutions to identified usability issues.
--BA/BS degree or equivalent in Graphic or Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors or a related field and a minimum of two (2) years of directly related work experience designing online and consumer software product interfaces is typically required. One (1) years of work experience (relevant internship or project work may be acceptable) is required for individuals holding an MA/MS degree in one of these fields. Equivalent experience may be substituted for post-graduate education.
--Must possess an online portfolio with a range of interactive samples.
--Experience in defining and prototyping products, including user workflows, layouts, design of specific UX screens and components.
-- Must have experience defining information architecture, or interaction design for complex software or web applications and/or significant websites
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