Job: Interaction Designer-Mountain View CA- Dash Navigation- Full Time

30 Apr 2007 - 5:12pm
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Celine Astier
2007

Lead Interaction Designer/Web Designer

Join the company that is driving the innovation in automobile navigation!
Dash Navigation, a Silicon Valley startup backed by some of the world's top
Venture Capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield
& Byers, is looking for an amazing designer to join its growing team. If you
enjoy an entrepreneurial, dynamic working environment along with a
challenging hands-on job, Dash is the place for you!

Dash believes that exceptional design work can make the difference between a
good product and a great product and has an immediate need for a highly
motivated, full-time Lead Interaction Designer/Web Designer, reporting to
the Director of Product Management..

This person will own the interactive design for Dash's web products,
ensuring that we have world-class innovative interfaces that create the best
possible consumer experiences for both our current customers and future
prospects. The successful candidate will also lead the day to day activities
of the UE team and will have significant interaction with the product and
engineering teams regarding product strategy and direction.

Principals Only

Job Description:

Working with various members of the UE team, project managers, and project
stakeholders, the Lead Interaction Designer/Web Designer will:

* Actively think of creative solutions to complex user experience
problems and propose improvements to the existing product
* Participate in project definition activities with other project and
business stakeholders and provide decision support using appropriate expert
knowledge and data
* Create use cases, flow diagrams, site maps, wireframes, screen
prototypes, and other supporting documentation to enhance the sites' appeal
and functionality.
* Produce highly accurate documentation and wireframe specifications
required to implement design; ensure that produced pages match wireframe
specifications
* Work with development / engineering leads to determine efficacy of a
given solution
* Participate in formal and informal design critiques and give clear,
constructive and effective feedback to peers
* Moderate and prepare documents for usability tests, including
writing test plans, scenarios and questionnaires
* Lead / assist in building the UE team

Qualifications:

* 5+ years experience designing interfaces for successful websites,
web applications and software applications, some of which must be with a
larger consumer facing product
* Experience leading or managing a team
Highly demonstrable skills creating user flows, sitemaps, wireframes, screen
prototypes and functional specifications
* Experience in contributing to the entire design lifecycle:
specification development, interaction architecture, vusual design and test
prototyping.
* Ability to identify, articulate and advocate best practices of UI
and usability principles
* Photoshop and Illustrator proficiency is required
* Solid experience in Flash, HTML & CSS is required
* Proficient with a project management tool like MS Project or similar

* Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to
influence and resolve issues effectively

Bachelor's, Masters degree or equivalent work experience in HCI, Information
Science, design disciplines (industrial, graphic, instructional,
architecture), or other relevant field

Please forward resume and portfolio to: apply at kbretz.com

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