JOB: Interaction Designer - Mountain View, CA - Affinity Circles - Full Time

3 Apr 2007 - 1:12pm
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Teresa Torres
2006

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to hire an interaction designer. Regarding the recent
discussions about a lack of positions for people entering this field,
I am open to hiring someone who is early in their design career. I am
primarily looking for someone who has a good design intuition,
empathy for the user and can work in a very fast-paced startup. We
use an Agile development process, so while we use personas, do user
research and usability testing, it might not be in the way you are
used to. So we are looking for someone who is flexible and willing to
adapt. The full job description is below.

Thanks,
Teresa

Interaction Designer

Are you passionate about the power of the Internet to bring people
together? Do you marvel at the growth of youtube, myspace, facebook,
and other social networking sites? If yes, you may be the right
person to join an early stage, well funded venture in the heart of
Silicon Valley where you will work with a high energy team developing
cutting edge products and services in the social networking space. If
you are a talented interaction designer who wants to innovate in the
online community space, this may be the opportunity you've been
waiting for.

Responsibilities
- apply user-centered design methodologies to an Agile development
process
- work closely with product and engineering teams to define product
direction and UI requirements
- design navigational models, workflows, wireframes, paper prototypes
and high-fidelity mockups as needed
- support user research and usability efforts by creating interactive
prototypes
- translate user research and usability findings into design solutions
- communicate design goals to the rest of the team

Requirements
- degree in HCI, Industrial Design, Product Design or a related area
preferred.
- a portfolio that demonstrates an intuitive design sense
- knowledge of best practices and methodologies within the
interaction design field
- experience designing for the web and knowledge of browser limitations
- desire to innovate and push the limits of technology
- strong analytical skills
- empathy for the user

To apply for this position, please send your resume to
careers at affinitycircles.com with the position and your full name in
the subject line.

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