Interaction Designer

Job Locations United Kingdom-London
ID
2021-7899

Introduction

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The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

 

As an interaction designer, you’ll work alongside expert practitioners in policy and economic research, data-design and analytics, media strategy and content production. Operating as part of cross-functional teams, you’ll provide design thinking, interaction paradigms and user insights to support and collaborate with the expertise around you. 

 

This is a creative, and collaborative, role. On the one hand, you are seamlessly marrying visual design aspects that delight and inspire with the functional features and usable aspects that a user might need to complete their tasks and drive value from the project.

Accountabilities

How you will contribute:

 

  • Transforming unique and highly complex data sets into actionable and insightful interactions
  • Executing creative concepts across a wide range of platforms and media from websites, analysis tools, interactive event installations to social media and print. How can we leverage all platforms to deliver the biggest impact.
  • Collaborating on compelling creative propositions and concepts
  • Compiling user, business and technical requirements to frame a project’s vision, structure and approach.
  • Determining end user goals and design interactions necessary to achieve those goals
  • Supporting the definition of a projects strategy, purpose and vision
  • Creating prototypes and assets that illustrate key interaction paradigms and concepts
  • Iterate over the work to assess performance and continuously strive to find and validate areas of improvement 
  • Working with information and UI designers to develop layout and visuals
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure efficient and effective implementation of work.
  • Support in conducting user interviews and testing to identify opportunities, problems and areas for improvement.
  • Presenting concepts and communicating ideas to clients, leadership and your project team peers.
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and best practices
  • Adjusting concepts and approach as user and business needs change.

Experience, skills and professional attributes

Ideal skills for the role:

  • Proven years experience in-house or agency in a similar role
  • Experience working with complex data sets
  • Working in lean, agile and collaborative environments
  • A passion for data and information design 
  • Ability to use design software such as Figma/Sketch/Adobe creative suite
  • Experience conducting stakeholder and user interviews

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