[JOB] Interaction Designer | New York, NY | Scholastic Inc. | Full Time

25 Sep 2006 - 4:47pm
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Spina, Andrew

Scholastic Inc., the world's largest children's book publisher and
market leader in instructional books and technology for the K-12 market,
is looking for an Interaction Designer in their .com User Experience
group. Scholastic defines an Interaction Designer as the advocate for
the end user throughout the process of defining and implementing the
site. The IAD works with project leads to define the User Experience and
Functional Requirements. Once these areas are defined the IAD works
closely with the producer and art director to ensure that the business
requirements, functional requirements, and the overall goals of the user
experience are documented and translated in to the page-level design.

Specific Responsibilities:

*Ensure that product features and functionality meet user needs and are
appropriate for target audience
*Design and evaluate visual human interfaces utilizing user-centered
design principles
*Work closely with design team to ensure UI implementation is properly
visualized and executed
*Validate designs through end user testing and usability evaluations
*Gather requirements and create documentation and prototypes to
communicate both the spirit and details of the architecture, information
design, page flow and functionality to internal teams and the project

Required Competencies, Skills & Experience:

*3-5 years professional experience as interactive designer,
demonstrating successful interactive and online products
*Experience in designing, prototyping, and development of web interfaces
and user interfaces in a software and/or Internet development
*Possess deep understanding of user centered interactive design
philosophies and methodologies, interface design, and usability testing
*Excellent communications skills - Candidate needs to be able to;
communicate the vision of the user experience and functionality to the
team and Business Units, negotiate conflicts, build consensus and act as
a strong advocate for our users.
*Strong teamwork and negotiation skills
*Excellent visual design sense
*Demonstrate initiative, excellent judgment, independence, and problem
solving ability
*Proficient in current web development technologies and software
*Possess deep knowledge of the online industry and emerging interaction
*Graphic design and formal human factors background a plus
*Agency experience a plus.

To Apply for this position: Cut and Paste this link into your browser
http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/job/jobsearch.asp and apply
for Requisition number NY991.

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