Job: User Interface Designer, Santa Cruz, Ca

14 May 2004 - 10:28am
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Gino Zahnd

A User Interface Designer at Validus develops the underlying
concepts and detailed user interface elements behind our
multimodal, handheld medical products designed for physicians.

As a UI Designer at Validus, you will:

+ interact daily with content and speech UI designers,
the engineering team, and staff physicians;

+ conduct some formal, but mostly guerilla user research;

+ work with the product team to map your findings into
detailed design specs for the interaction design, application
flow, screen layouts, GUI elements, etc.;

+ create and fully develop GUI designs requiring your careful
attention to detail, user advocacy, teamwork, and a
thorough grasp of the product's "big picture" vision;

+ be a quick study -- rapidly coming up to speed on, refining,
and then building upon our existing body of research and
design work -- always applying a careful balance of creativity
and practicality.


+ Experience with and a passion for user-centered design
applied across a full product lifecycle.

+ In depth experience with GUI designs for the handheld PDA.

+ Ability to understand and extract users' mental models by
working with our staff physicians, then to translate into
design goals and, ultimately, a superior user experience.

+ Usability assessment skills and instincts.

+ Excellent communication, teamwork, and user advocacy skills.

+ Ability to debate, develop, and document complex interaction

+ Ability to convincingly articulate your own and others' ideas.

+ Fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferably, you also have direct experience with:

+ PocketPC / WinCE GUI design
+ development of clinical applications
+ web application design
+ conducting user research and usability studies

Send your resume and links to examples of your best work to:

jobs at

Local candidates preferred.

We are a small team of self-starters. We all carry our own weight, we
have big ideas, and you should too.
Santa Cruz, Ca

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