JOB: Interaction Designer: Philadelphia; fulltime; DIGITAS

9 Feb 2010 - 4:15pm
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Tracy Bickel
2009

JOB TITLE: Interaction Designer

DEPARTMENT: Creative Services

ACCOUNTABILITY: Director User Experience

JOB SUMMARY:

The Interaction Designer works closely with clients and agency team
to intimately understand and advocate user needs throughout the
project development cycle. The methods and tools used to provide this
support and advocacy include planning and performing user research,
developing design documents and prototypes, and 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, flowcharts and functional
specifications.
• Develop working prototypes using iRise. Training on iRise will be
provided, and no prior experience with iRise is assumed.
• 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.
• 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.

SEND WORK AND RESUMES: tbickel at digitas.com

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