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Job Description for Interaction Designer

Interaction designers develop web-based platforms through which companies can interact with and engage consumers; this includes the construction of websites and mobile applications. Although programming is a major part of the position, the interaction designer works primarily with platforms' architecture at a foundational level. They must be able to design complex user interfaces and interactions for web, mobile, and cross-platform experiences, providing a product that is valuable, usable and desirable.

Interaction designers are typically employed by companies that want to establish, maintain, and/or build an online presence that is modern, effective, and competitive. They must follow technical and industry developments to keep the platforms up to date, providing prototypes, page layouts, and user interfaces. Communication skills are essential to this position, and interaction designers must be comfortable collaborating with colleagues to develop effective products and designs.

A bachelor's or master's degree in graphics design, illustration, computer graphics, or a related field is generally required or preferred. An advanced degree in communication or a related field may also be needed or beneficial. Common requirements for interaction designer positions include three or more years of programming and graphic design experience, advanced knowledge of programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and experience with graphics design software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. A sophisticated knowledge of mobile platforms is also important. An understanding of design philosophy is also crucial for the production of effective designs.
Interaction Designer Tasks
  • Scope, plan, and manage projects from initial consultation to final launch.
  • Create wireframes, workflows, schematics, and prototypes to test usability and site branding goals.
  • Conduct research to understand user needs and document requirements.
  • Understand complex problems and quickly and visually explain potential solutions.

Key Stats

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
67%

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