Mitchell International, Inc.

Experience Designer: Interaction Designer 1-3

US-CA-Irvine | US-CA-San Diego
Job ID
17-7831
Type
Regular Hire

Company Overview

 

 

Mitchell International, Inc. is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty Claims Industry and their supply chain partners. We solve interesting and complex problems that directly affect the customers our clients serve. We are constantly adapting to stay on the forefront of emerging technologies and we work diligently to maintain our position as a thought leader within our industry.

 

 

Job Description

Experience Design (XD) at Mitchell

 

Creating simplicity and style in function and form.  Evoking delight and making people’s lives easier.  At Mitchell XD, we are thoughtful observers and tenacious doers.  We believe that great design is as much about behavior and emotion as it is about utility and ease of use.  We love learning from our clients, understanding their needs and creating solutions to make them smile.   We are a tight-knit team of passionately driven researchers and designers who are committed to making the world a better place.  If this sounds like you—we should talk.

 

 

Opportunity

Interaction Designers on our team are responsible for creating products to be easy, intuitive, and pleasant to use. Our team is seeking a talented Interaction Designer, who is a compulsive problem solver and who knows how to align business strategy with established user-centered design methodologies.  You must excel at envisioning an experience and be able to drive that vision into designs that exemplify simplicity, despite any necessary system complexity.  On a daily basis, you will:

  • Creatively solve problems at all levels of detail: from the big picture to the nuts and bolts.
  • Conduct user research including interviews and observations, analyze and compile research findings including journey maps and personas.
  • Lead concept exploration exercises and moderate design sprints.
  • Create flow diagrams and wireframes to communicate UI design concepts.
  • Build conceptual prototypes to explore interactive behaviors and front-end technological capabilities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional project stakeholders to establish design directions that meet market requirements while balancing user needs with technical capabilities.
  • Tell compelling stories about users and products to support your work.
  • Partner with Visual Designers to apply engaging visual styles to wireframes and conceptual prototypes.
  • Coordinate and execute usability evaluations with target users and distill findings into actionable results.
  • Drive the development and expansion of Magnetic Design, Mitchell’s design system.

Qualifications

Our Requirements

 

  • 1+ years professional experience designing useful, usable, and meaningful user interfaces OR Master's Degree
  • BS/BA in Design, HCI, HF, Cog Sci, Comp Sci or related field, Masters is preferred
  • Proven effectiveness championing users’ needs and customers’ best interests within cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of journey mapping and persona development
  • Demonstrated experience leading contextual inquiry observational research, and compiling findings
  • Demonstrated experience conducting usability evaluations including think-aloud and performance studies
  • Proficiency using rapid prototyping tools such as Axure
  • Proven effectiveness collaborating professionally within cross-functional teams
  • Adeptness at both giving and receiving detailed design critiques
  • Capacity and drive to build strong rapport with internal and external clients
  • Experience conducting research and design within agile development processes a plus
  • Deep-seated passion for well-designed things
  • A lifelong love of collaboration and learning
  • A fearless and positive attitude

 

 

Your Portfolio

A portfolio of representative work is highly preferred. Your portfolio should:

  • Show a deep appreciation for simple human interfaces. 
  • Reveal breadth of skillset and depth of workmanship.
  • Demonstrate mastery of fundamental Interaction Design philosophies and best practices.
  • Showcase research and analysis techniques

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