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Lead Interaction Designer

Position:  Lead Interaction Designer

Location:  New York, NY

Lead Interaction Designer

Interaction Design Practice at Method
As a global design practice, the Interaction Design team is comprised of a diverse set of professionals with backgrounds including research, strategy, graphic design, industrial design, product development, marketing and technical development. What these professionals all have in common is empathy for the human condition, love for experimenting with technology, a strong aesthetic viewpoint, and a mind for the realities of business.

Core Skills

A strong portfolio that demonstrates your systems thinking and core skills across a variety of client categories and interactive design formats & methodologies, e.g. websites, software applications, mobile/tablet UI and apps, TV set-top box, interactive walls, touch/voice/gesture-based interaction models and personal projects
Nimble and quick to come up with digital sketches/prototypes from lo-fi to hi-fi, to help design thinking process as well as communicate concepts to team members and clients
Excellent ability to lead and motivate team by encouraging collaboration, and helping the members achieve their goals
6-8 years prior work experience in a related role
Solid academic background in a related field, such as Design, Communication or Psychology, or commensurate work experience; advanced degree a plus
Eloquent verbal/written communication & presentation skills, with the ability to successfully articulate design concepts to your team and your client, and provide sound consultations
Effective time management skills to balance project schedule with fast-paced deadlines
Enthusiasm for the digital design industry & technology at large

Research & Strategy Skills

Ability to scope out and conduct key business stakeholder & key user interviews to understand requirements and insights that shape product strategies and design decisions

Experience planning and hosting collaborative workshops, user research and/or usability testing and conducting comparative/competitive landscape and content audits
Ability to create user experience goals and conceptual frameworks; user personas, related key user journeys and relevant flowcharts; information architecture and, as necessary, content strategies

Design & Technical Skills

Innovative interaction design solutions, exhibited in wireframes, annotations/specification documentation, and prototypes
Familiarity, curiosity and knowledge of other technologies such as Arduino, Leap Motion, Processing and digital installations.
Strong ability to think visually and collaborate seamlessly with Visual Designers as it pertains to both interactive & style element discussions
Strong ability to think technically and collaborate seamlessly with Technologists as it pertains to understanding the benefits, possibilities and constraints of common coding languages and platforms; actual coding experience a plus
An enthusiasm for iterative prototyping as an essential part of the design process
Fluency with common design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Keynote) for the creation of Interaction Design artifacts and presentations
Fluency with HTML5 to create prototypes across different media including tablet, mobile, TV, mobile and web

Thought Leadership Skills

Up-to-date knowledge of human interface guidelines, standards, best practices and emerging technologies
Interest and participation in professional industry groups, conferences, speaking engagements, publications or teaching
Proactive in heping bridging the gap between disciplines by sharing knowledge and demonstrate well rounded interests

Cultural Fit
The people that thrive at Method are curious, empathetic, rigorous, experimental and appreciate a holistic way of solving design problems in collaborative teams through rapid prototyping. Method’s culture is a meritocracy in which small project teams collaborate across multiple departments and, in many cases, across offices and time zones. We seek patient and friendly individuals who are smart, curious and opinionated; individuals who have the ability to proactively develop points of view across categories for an ever-changing product and service development environment. But we also seek those that have the ability to listen, to consider other opinions, and who are able to work well with others. At senior levels, we seek managers who can take direction as well as give it; who can lead projects as well as produce design solutions as needed.

If you are a curious individual that believes better experiences shape a better world, we’d like to hear from you. 

www.method.com

ID #1585 Location New York City Type Fulltime Role Lead Interaction Designer Team Creative

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Method 151 Lafayette Street Floor 5 New York, NY 10013 212.981.9499 http://www.method.com Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
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