Interaction Designer (IxD)

Aquent, LLC k

Washington, DC

May 3
Job Description

Company Introduction
Opportunity to contribute in an innovative and collaborative workspace. Digital Studio in Washington, DC works on Federal Government contracts and is pushing the bar to a new level of design and interaction. Help the team resolve real-life end-user issues and make a difference in the functionality of design!

As an internal Interaction Designer (IxD) you will be filling the role of a behavioral scientist in a design environment. Your primary mission will be to understand the business needs and product requirements and transform that understanding into user-focused and intuitive products, interfaces, platforms for mobile and web.

Since you will be working closely with product managers, marketers, designers, strategists, analysts and other key stakeholders, you must be a team player. Your tasks will include the creation of experience maps, user scenarios, wireframes, mockups and flows.

Other tasks will include:
Validating ideas and designs using split A/B tests and product performance.
Collaborating and communicating professionally with clients and internal teams.
Designing user-experiences from low-fidelity sketches to hi-fidelity pixel perfect mockups.
Measuring recently released product features to establish benchmarks and to identify potential areas of improvement.
Staying abreast of UX trends and looking for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel analogous worlds.
Developing interactive reporting dashboards and different types of visualizations.
Creating rapid prototypes to validate design concepts with stakeholders and customers.
Highly detailed communication of design principles + direction, as well as design specifications to engineers

A minimum of five years of UX or interaction design experience; experience with responsive Web design and frameworks that incorporate strong grid principles, such as Bootstrap.
Proven well-designed examples of responsive grid-based layouts. Strong work portfolio that demonstrates systematic and creative design thinking as well as a deep understanding of UI/UX best practices.
Strong ability to recognize and predict use cases and user interaction, including happy path as well as edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (the ability to effectively sell an idea).
Deep understanding of information design / architecture, gestalt principles, and user psychology.
Ability to manage time wisely across projects and competing priorities, meet agreed upon deadlines, and be accountable for work.
Proficiency in graphic design, motion graphics, digital art, a sensitivity to typography, color, layout, and a general awareness of materials/textures.
Experience in working with a cross-functional team or large-scale software development lifecycle, including waterfall and agile methodologies.
MUST Be Proficient in: Sketch, Axure, Creative Cloud

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. This Government client requires US citizenship.

Aquent, LLC

About Aquent Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things: You're paid weekly, exceptional healthcare, in-depth training + We are not a follower...Aquent is leading the march of change toward a new way of thinking about creative, digital, and marketing staffing.