Randstad Interaction Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Interaction Designer


Cambridge, MA

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Google Play Newsstand is Google s premium news and magazine reading experience available worldwide on Android and iOS. Newsstand serves over 4 billion headlines monthly to over 100 million monthly users: bringing them a personalized reading experiences in partnership with over 4000 top tier titles ranging from the New York Times to Saveur, from the Verge, to Vogue.

The Newsstand UX Lead will work directly with the Product and Eng team to spearhead the creation of highly immersive experiences to help make Newsstand a daily habit for users and a viable distribution and monetization model for publishers.

Overall Responsibilities:

Develop next generation interactions to create a magical immersive reading experience

Create user flows, wireframes, mocks and prototypes

Work with user research to deeply understand the content consumption habits of our target persona

Work with the broader Fresh UX team to ensure consistent design language between Search UX and Newsstand UX

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

-Work in Sketch or Illustrator or Framer (or other prototyping tool) to design UI and interactions for iOS, Android and Web.

-Work with the product team to think-of and visualise features and interactions for the mobile apps

-Iterate on designs based on user research (done by dedicated UER) to arrive at innovative and easy to use products

Required Skills:

BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product), HCI or a related field or equivalent of 5 years of practical experience.

4+ years experience as a web designer or ux designer with some amount of time spent producing work for the mobile web.

4+ years experience in Visual design

4+ years experience with Sketch or Photoshop or Illustrator

4+ years of experience with prototyping, either in keyframe software like Principle or coding based software like Framer or straight HTML/CSS/JS

Good understanding of mobile app interactions for both iOS and Android

Good understanding of mobile web interactions and common patterns

Strong portfolio of web designs and web interactions

Nice to Have Skills:

Worked with a dedicated researcher, PM and eng team in the past

Understanding of the news / interests content space

Worked on content and consumer focused apps in the past

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