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Interaction Designer

Company: Teague
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The interaction designer thrives on identifying opportunities and generating solutions for people navigating information, technology, and communication. The more gnarly and tangled the opportunity space; the more engaged and enthusiastic the interaction designer. They deploy user research to better understand these spaces and to refine potential solutions. They collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to execute the traditional process of discover-design-deliver.Who We AreThis position will work in Teague's Global Design Studio. GDS works in a wide array of industries and opportunity spaces-from gestural user interfaces for children to service design for government policies to operating systems for space stations and everything in between. We are a small and elite team, so GDS designers have deep design expertise as much as they have resilient breadth to meet the wide variety and deep complexity of projects. Our job is to push boundaries every single day. Why We Need This Position Teague lives by the quality of our designers. Without smart, dedicated, and imaginative creators, we're simply not able to deliver on the wide array of spaces in which we work.Who We're Looking ForYou are a designer looking to hone your craft by experimenting with design methods in wildly different contexts from one project to the next. You are endlessly curious about people and technology, and it's a little scary how quickly you pick up on new ideas. Your approach to interaction design is resilient and faceted, because you understand digital screens are only one of the ways people interact with the world.You know user research, stakeholder workshops, and your designerly intuition is how meaningful products and services are identified and reborn. You are adept at connecting the dots from research and can simultaneously entertain multiple, different potential solutions and models. You also know when it is time to make decisions and start doing.You believe in the power of iteration, critique, and collaboration. When faced with ambiguity, you rapidly sketch a breadth of potential solutions as a sense-making activity. You understand that communicating design-and its rationale-is just as important as the design itself, so you are building a tool belt of different techniques for visualizing and communicating potential solutions: sketching, wireframing, writing, storyboarding, prototyping, coding, motion graphics, data visualization, or some other form of magic.Skills & Experience SummaryGenerally speaking, we find people that have anywhere from one or more years of experience or a degree in a field related to interaction design are good candidates. To be more specific, we are looking for someone who checks a lot of the following boxes.

  • Application of usability principles, interaction design methods and artifacts, user research methods and artifacts, UI patterns, and design terminology
  • Knowledge of human interface guidelines of major operating systems (iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, etc.)
  • Proficiency with applications for communicating and prototyping information architecture, flow, and interaction of services and interfaces (Figma, Sketch, Principal, InVision, etc.)
  • Qualitative research methods (usability testing, generative research, stakeholder interviews, etc.)
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation of design rationale, content, and framing
  • Ability to quickly understand new topics and spaces and break down complex and ambiguous schema and processes
  • Ability to think in terms of systems and provide solutions that can satisfy input and feedback from various stakeholders
  • Understanding of major players, platforms, and trends when it comes to innovation and technology
  • Bonus secondary skill sets in any of the following: front-end development, video production, motion graphics, visual identity & branding, product strategy, industrial design. Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Be vested in the results- treat Teague as if it was your own company.TEAGUE is currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a Washington State based company. All employees must reside in the state of Washington and be able to access one of our studio locations in the greater Seattle area when we return to work in our hybrid/remote work approach.Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package offered including 4 weeks paid time off and up to 10 paid holidays throughout the fiscal year.At TEAGUE, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We search the globe to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds and value unique perspectives and experiences.TEAGUE is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Teague, Seattle , Interaction Designer, Other , Seattle, Washington

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