UI Director
Infusion Development - Toronto, ON

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We are looking for a UI Director at Infusion to be responsible for translating world-class brand promises into useful and functional experiences within digital channels. This is accomplished by performing research on the end user and the expected business outcomes to ensure all features and interface decisions map back to these two primary inputs. A person in this role is entirely familiar with basic research techniques and is a student of emerging user behaviors. They are well versed in best practices in interaction design including the art and science of creating usable systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the creation of primary and secondary research to ensure that all projects are driven by user needs and business outcomes.
  • Facilitate and manage the collection of business requirements from clients.
  • Generate deliverables that are thorough, concise, and well-designed including research reports, personas, scenarios, conceptual models, site maps, functional flows, and annotated wireframes.
  • Create user test plans.
  • Generate heuristic analysis reports on existing systems.
  • Define and introduce new service offerings relative to Information Architecture, UI Design and Research and User Testing.
  • Maintain vigilance on usability and flawless execution throughout the process.
  • Inspire, manage, and directly mentor design staff.
  • Ensure Infusion's IA and UI design work is on par with the best in the industry.
  • Be comfortable generating innovative and breakthrough ideas for clients.
  • Explain, internally and externally, the rationale for creative choices.
  • Support the Creative Director on new business pitches from conception through to final presentation.
  • Create lasting client relationships based on value, quality, logic, and responsiveness and be the voice of structure, usability, and results for the engagement.
  • Stay current on emerging trends in online consumer behavior, technologies and design.
  • Excel at working with all departments to ensure the creative output is world-class and continuously exceptional—a particular emphasis here on the partnership with Art Directors and Graphic Designers to maintain a focus on usability and structural integrity as work is translated to visual design.
  • Contribute to the insights and direction of Creative Briefs.
  • Recruit new design talent to help build up and retain one of the best teams in the business.
  • Remain focused on project metrics related to UI design and help guide optimization efforts after launch.
  • Keep the team continually engaged on profitable endeavors (with the assistance of Creative Operations) to drive revenue growth.
  • Handle staff evaluations and administration for directs.
  • Represent Infusion as a thought leader in digital experience strategy and design by participating in creative communities and judging competitions.

BACKGROUND

  • A minimum of five years experience creating impactful and functional interactive design with multi-disciplinary teams at any known agency, design boutique or media company.
  • Experience managing at least four user interface designers at all levels.
  • A portfolio should showcase involvement on at least seven significant Website or digital initiatives for world-class clients. Clear, well designed, and annotated documentation is critical to see.
  • Ability to prove how design decisions directly led to successful project outcomes.
  • Strong multi-tasker. The UI Director has the ability to think and respond quickly while maintaining attention to detail across multiple projects and teams.
  • Exceptional communication skills to articulate functional and UI choices to clients and team members.
  • Overall understanding of Internet technology platforms and their potential to express ideas (examples may include HTML5, CSS, Flash, Silverlight, WPF, Javascript, etc.)
  • Prior experience with emerging interaction platforms such as mobile, iPad, touch-screen, Microsoft Surface, kiosks, a major plus.
  • Possible degree in HCI or Design, though one may have gotten into Information Architecture and UI design through a variety of pathways.
  • Recognized industry awards, publishing in usability and interaction design journals a plus.
  • Prior experience with emerging interaction platforms such as mobile, iPad, touch-screen, Microsoft Surface, kiosks, a major plus.
  • Possible degree in HCI or Design, though one may have gotten into Information Architecture and UI design through a variety of pathways.
  • Recognized industry awards, publishing in usability and interaction design journals a plus.

WHY INFUSION?

Infusion offers incredible career experiences from your first day on the job. Our project teams build digital experiences from the ground up. You will have the opportunity to work with emerging technologies, use innovative techniques, and apply and develop industry-leading best practices. Our culture of innovation and personal growth is driven by our friendly and enthusiastic team members who are passionate about what they do. With a global presence spanning financial services to hospitality and tourism we offer you an amazing array of exciting and interesting projects.

Infusion's Digital Agency is focused on the intersection of brand promise, consumer needs, and emerging technology. We believe that where these three core drivers intersect, strong business outcomes can be achieved. We have learned throughout our collective experience that the best way to engage users is to create interactions that empower them, inform them, entertain them, and overall make life and business easier.

Our global client base of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies seek us out for our ability to combine business, consumer and technical insights into powerful digital experiences.

Infusion is looking for motivated professionals, so please do not hesitate to contact us at www.infusion.com.careers

Please apply here: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INFUSIONDEV&cws=2&rid=1247


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