Lead Interaction Designer

  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Team: Design
As a global design practice, the Interaction Design team is comprised of a diverse set of professionals with backgrounds including research, strategy, graphic design, industrial design, product development, marketing and technical development. What these professionals all have in common is empathy for the human condition, love for experimenting with technology, a strong aesthetic viewpoint, and a mind for the realities of business. The Interaction Design Lead focuses on crafting strategies and design solutions centered on the user for interactions that occur at any scale – from the single web or mobile screen to large-scale, complex systems that evolve over time.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ability to scope out and conduct key business stakeholder & key user interviews to understand requirements and insights that shape product strategies and design decisions
  • Experience planning and hosting collaborative workshops, user research and/or usability testing and conducting comparative/competitive landscape and content audits
  • Ability to create user experience goals and conceptual frameworks; user personas, related key user journeys and relevant flowcharts; information architecture and, as necessary, content strategies
  • Ability to create Innovative interaction design solutions, exhibited in wireframes, annotations/specification documentation, and prototypes
  • Nimble and quick to come up with digital sketches/prototypes from lo-fi to hi-fi, to help design thinking process as well as communicate concepts to team members and clients
  • Excellent ability to lead and motivate teams by encouraging collaboration, and helping the members achieve their goals

Designed Qualifications:

  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your systems thinking and core skills across a variety of client categories and interactive design formats & methodologies, e.g. websites, software applications, mobile/tablet UI and apps, TV set-top box, interactive walls, touch/voice/gesture-based interaction models and personal projects
  • Familiarity, curiosity and knowledge of other technologies such as Arduino, Leap Motion, Processing and digital installations.
  • Strong ability to think visually and collaborate seamlessly with Visual Designers as it pertains to both interactive & style element discussions
  • Strong ability to think technically and collaborate seamlessly with Technologists as it pertains to understanding the benefits, possibilities and constraints of common coding languages and platforms; actual coding experience a plus
  • Eloquent verbal/written communication & presentation skills, with the ability to successfully articulate design concepts to your team and your client, and provide sound consultations
  • Effective time management skills to balance project schedule with fast-paced deadlines
  • An enthusiasm for iterative prototyping as an essential part of the design process
  • Fluency with common design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Keynote) for the creation of Interaction Design artifacts and presentations
  • Fluency with HTML5 to create prototypes across different media including tablet, mobile, TV, mobile and web
  • 6-8 years prior work experience in a related role
  • Solid academic background in a related field, such as Design, Communication or Psychology, or commensurate work experience; advanced degree a plus
The people that thrive at Method are curious, empathetic, rigorous, experimental and appreciate a holistic way of solving design problems in collaborative teams through rapid prototyping. Method’s culture is a meritocracy in which small project teams collaborate across multiple departments and, in many cases, across offices and time zones. We seek patient and friendly individuals who are smart, curious and opinionated; individuals who have the ability to proactively develop points of view across categories for an ever-changing product and service development environment. But we also seek those that have the ability to listen, to consider other opinions, and who are able to work well with others. At senior levels, we seek managers who can take direction as well as give it; who can lead projects as well as produce design solutions as needed.
If you are a curious individual that believes better experiences shape a better world, we’d like to hear from you. 
Method is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Method is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

If you are a curious individual that believes better experiences shape a better world, we’d like to hear from you.