JOB: Senior Design Analyst - frog design inc. - Stuttgart Germany

26 Sep 2007 - 4:33pm
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Senior Design Analyst - Stuttgart
If you're smart-working, hard-playing and dedicated, we'll free you to do the best work of your career.
About frog design
frog design is one of the world’s leading strategic-creative consulting firms. By identifying emerging market opportunities and transforming ideas into compelling product and service experiences, frog helps Fortune 500 clients to evolve, expand, and envision their businesses. Founded in Germany in 1969, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with studios in Stuttgart, Milan, Austin, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Shanghai. With a cross-disciplinary team of more than 350 employees, frog offers a broad range of industry expertise, in fields such as consumer electronics, software, entertainment, finance, medical, retail, and fashion. Clients include Alltel, Disney, GE, HP, Intentia/Lawson, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV, SAP, Seagate, Sky, Yahoo! and others.
Senior Design Analysts lead product research, strategy, information architecture development, and interaction design to create products that bring a smile to the lips and a flutter to the heart; regardless of whether it’s a corporate Website, software application, or consumer electronics device. Senior Design Analysts are able to discover, understand, and communicate the business requirements of our clients, the emotional desires of their customers, and the context in which these two come together.
• Plan, prioritize, coordinate, and conduct user requirements analysis, task analysis, conceptual modeling, and usability testing.
• Design and specify user interface and product creation materials using participatory and iterative design techniques, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.
• Produce user requirements specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications.
• Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually.
• Manage the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.
• Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented.
• Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes other designers, project management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers.
Job Requirements:
• At least five years of design experience, preferably in the product design discipline.
• Strong knowledge of design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to convergent digital/physical areas and consumer electronics.
• Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor.
• Knowledge of design and prototyping tools such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.
• Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of industrial production processes as well as technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and Flash.
• Excellent communication and organization skills.
• A passion for creating products that resonate emotionally with people.
• Ideally Masters level design related education
Please submit your resume to us at /jobs/ including your earliest possible date of entry, your circa salary requirements and attach your detailed CV, letters of recommendation and photo.
Frog Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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