JOB: Sr. Information Architect/Interaction Designer at Punchcut, San Francisco (Union Square)

23 Apr 2007 - 3:02pm
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Nancy Broden
2005

Punchcut (http://www.punchcut.com) is looking for a senior
Information Architect/Interaction Designer to join our team on a
permanent, full-time basis. The IA/ID should have a strong
understanding of the user-centered design process and be equally
comfortable working independently and alongside other design team
members. The ideal candidate should have 5 years of experience
designing interfaces for Web-based or mobile products and/or services
and feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative agency
environment.

Responsibilities
- Perform primary and secondary user research
- Develop conceptual UI models
- Develop personas, scenarios and storyboards
- Define user task and interaction flows
- Create screen-level interaction designs
- Write user interface specifications that capture proposed designs
in detail
- Work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate the feasibility of
proposed solutions

Required Qualifications
- 5+ years designing effective interfaces for Web-based or mobile
applications
- Undergraduate degree in relevant field and/or equivalent work
experience
- Experience performing a variety of forms of user research
(contextual inquiry, focus groups, usability testing, etc.)
- Strong understanding of the user-centered design process
- Ability to communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale to
other members of the design, development and client teams
- Working experience with appropriate design tools including Visio,
OmniGraffle, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. as they relate to
documenting interaction flows and screen-level features and
functionality
- Focused attention to detail
- Sense of humor and positive, flexible attitude
- Ability to multi-task and work on several small-to-mid sized
projects in parallel
- Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills

Desired Qualifications
- Ability to create low or high fidelity prototypes in appropriate
markup language or technology
- Ability to write use cases for hand-off to engineering
- Domain experience in relevant technologies (J2ME, WAP/WML, SMS/MMS)
and platforms (J2ME, Symbian, Microsoft Smartphone)
- Experience designing for web-based, client software and/or product
interfaces (such as set-top boxes)
- Advanced degree in relevant field

Please submit your resume with a portfolio web site to
work at punchcut.com. Candidates are strongly encouraged to have an
online portfolio for best consideration.

ABOUT PUNCHCUT
Punchcut is a user interface strategy, design and development company
specializing in improving users’ experiences with mobile devices. We
provide strategy, design, and development services — from usability
research to the complete design and development of custom interfaces
and applications. Our clients span the wireless industry, including
operators, device manufacturers, application developers, and leading
entertainment brands. Our clients partner with us to create solutions
that engage customers, streamline transactions, and enhance mobile
user experiences.

Nancy Broden
nancy.broden at gmail.com

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