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Interaction Designer

Samsung Research America (Computing Science Innovation Center)

Mountain View, CA

Position Summary:

The Samsung Computing Science Innovation Center is seeking a talented, highly motivated individual to join our Digital Health team as an Interaction Designer. As an Interaction Designer, you will be responsible for driving some or all of design process including identifying target users, identifying pain points, defining product, defining UX opportunity, generating hero concepts, building key wireframes, and designing end-to-end UI flow closely working with design lead, designers and other multi-disciplinary teams including product manager, engineering team, and user researcher.

The Computing Science Innovation Center is a key part of Samsung’s global R&D effort and aims to have direct impact on future Samsung products reaching hundreds of millions of users worldwide. The Convergence team is focused on user experiences that involve multiple end-user consumer electronics devices acting in cooperation to provide valuable services to Samsung’s customers. In this team, you will be responsible for collaborating with world-class researchers to produce proof-of-concept technology demonstrations on current and upcoming Samsung product platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop workflows, user task analysis, interaction flows, wireframes, low fidelity mock-ups, navigational flows, and prototypes.
  • Transform strategic direction into high quality design output from total systems to individual elements.
  • Develop high-level creative concepts for projects; help to refine and further develop these concepts into complete, functional design systems.
  • Align designs with existing user model and user interface for televisions, mobile phones, appliances, and audio devices.
  • Partner with Visual Designers, Prototypers and Engineers to conceptualize, design, build, and extend user experiences.
  • Work with UX researchers to design and observe user studies and translate research findings into insights and design improvements.
  • Create and present design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience, including cross-functional teams.
  • Apply the best design aesthetics under tight deadlines, while effectively balancing between business needs and customer benefit.
  • Maintain cultural awareness of the design landscape with respect to current and future trends.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g., interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Portfolio that includes interaction design in mobile contexts; web design is a bonus.
  • Solid understanding of basic principles of interaction design
  • Propensity to focus on detailed aspects of interaction design
  • Experience in designing and shipping the product to market
  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates systems thinking and core skills across a variety of categories and formats.
  • Fluency with common design software for the creation of Interaction Design deliverables/presentations
  • Agility in creating digital sketches/prototypes from lo-fi to hi-fi, to help design thinking process as well as communicate concepts to team members
  • Strong communicator, who can creatively and effectively communicate ideas as a story to others with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A positive attitude, open mind, and a desire to collaborate and learn
  • Visual design experience is a bonus
  • Motion design is an extra bonus!

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