JOB: User Experience Design Internship at SAP Labs, Palo Alto, CA (paid)

14 Mar 2007 - 1:12pm
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Elaine Garvey

User Experience Design Internship at SAP Labs, Palo Alto, CA (paid)

Position: User Experience Design Intern
Group: Business Process Renovation Team
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA

Position Description
The Business Process Renovation team (BPR) is a global innovation group
at SAP Labs. We focus on creating user delight through designing and
implementing solutions that meet and exceed real user needs and wants.
BPR reports to Henning Kagermann, CEO of SAP, and our projects are
sponsored by SAP's Executive Board. SAP is the world's largest
inter-enterprise software company and the world's third-largest
independent software supplier overall. SAP employs more than 32,000
people in more than 50 countries and is the recognized leader in
providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries
and for every major market.

BPR is looking to hire three user experience design interns (paid,
flexible start date, duration min. 3 months, max. 6 months, located in
Palo Alto, CA). We need a candidate who relishes solving tough design
challenges, and who is passionate about creating innovative product
experiences. Our team offers the place to stretch skills in new
directions and an opportunity to leverage design to fundamentally change
people's lives around the world.

Intern Responsibilities
Responsibilities within projects will cover work in the areas of visual
design, interaction design and user research. Depending on individual
skills and interests, you will focus the majority of your time in at
least one of the following areas:
* Conduct end-user research to explore, uncover, analyze real user
requirements, and capture them in user requirements specifications
* Promote the synthesis of end-user design research into effective
and engaging visual communication pieces including visual design of
the UI and its documentation
* Engage collaboratively with team members in prototype scenario
development, flow charting and wire framing of the user

Ideal Candidate Profile
The three internship positions will require candidates to distinguish
themselves in the following areas depending on individual expertise.
* Proven track record of out-of-the-box, innovative thinking and
* Well developed skills in flow charting user experience, data
visualization, typography/layout (wire framing), sketching (story
boarding, scenarios, rough layouts, mock-ups), and user interaction
design (icons, interface elements) are critical
* Proven track record of success with interactive media prototyping
tools (e.g. Flash, Director, Lingo, PhotoShop, Indesign) and design
and production skills for web-based projects and printed
communication pieces are required
* Passion for end-user focused software applications design and
development with an appreciation and empathy for the entire
software design process
* Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively engage
and convey ideas to cross-functional technical and non-technical
* Perspectives on current visual design trends, their impact on
software design and end user interaction, and their implications
for the design and development of enterprise software
* Degree in one of the following preferred: Visual Design, Graphics
Design, Interaction Design, Interface Design, Product Design, Human
Factors Engineering, Industrial Design, Human Computer Interaction
or related programs
* 1-3 years professional work experience in visual end user focused
design and/or relevant postgraduate education is a plus
* All candidates must have current student status (or must have
graduated within the last 6 months)

Please send your resume, portfolio and a statement of interest to Elaine
Garvey (elaine.garvey at

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