JOB, Interaction Designer and User Researcher, Sunnyvale, CA, Palm Inc, FT or Contract

1 Nov 2007 - 6:38pm
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Wesley Yun
2007

Hello all,

Looking for talented Senior Interaction Designers and User Researcher.
Please send all qualified candidates my way! I promise to treat everyone with great care and respect.
Willing to relocate the right person if they are a good fit.

Wesley Yun
Email: wesley.yun at palm.com
Office: 408.617.8363

Palm, Inc. | 950 W. Maude Avenue | Sunnyvale, CA | 94085
www.palm.com

Description:
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Senior Interaction Designer

Overview:
Palm is seeking a world-class interaction designer with a proven track
record of shipping game-changing products. In this role you will
develop groundbreaking mobile products, working with a
cross-functional team from product conception to ship date to define
the interfaces that millions will use every day.

The ideal candidate for this position has:
A seasoned understanding of the theories and practices of interaction
design
An intuition for finding the opportunities inherent in design problems
The ability to communicate design ideas persuasively and concisely
An intrinsic empathic connection to users of mobile devices
A craftsmanâ??s obsession with getting every detail right
A passion for elegant simplicity

Responsibilities:
Lead a cross-functional team through the design process from research
to delivery
Draw user flows, wire frames and sample screens
Write specifications to guide delivery of the UI
Work closely with a tight-knit design team to support a consistent
product vision
Drive intuitively simple, emotionally appealing, and functionally
impressive interaction design

Qualifications:
5+ years practical experience delivering exceptional software
interaction designs
Be able to express your ideas concisely and completely in words and
pictures
Practical knowledge of design tools, including Photoshop and Flash or
equivalent
Experience with software applications for phones or handheld devices
a plus
Visual design experience a plus

Skills/Experience:
Ability to create simple, intuitive, functional and appealing interfaces
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Ability to clearly, succinctly and persuasively articulate design
decisions and influence cross-functional teams
Strong interpersonal skills
Can successfully juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
Good sense of humor

Education:
BA/BS or above in a design related field

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User Researcher

Overview:
Palm is seeking a world-class user researcher with a proven track
record of supporting the shipment of game-changing products. In this
role you will define, manage and conduct the research and testing
essential to developing new mobile products, working with a
cross-functional team from product conception to ship date to define
the interfaces that millions will use every day.

The ideal candidate for this position has:
5 or more years of hands-on experience developing and conducting user
research and usability tests
A finely honed intuitive ability to ask exactly the right research
questions
An intensely analytical mind
A storytellerâ??s gift for communicating complicated ideas simply and
persuasively
An intrinsic empathic connection to users of mobile devices

Responsibilities:
Plan for, develop and conduct user research and usability testing
Analyze research results
Communicate research results to the design team and beyond
Work closely with a tight-knit design team to support a consistent
product vision
Use research to drive intuitively simple, emotionally appealing, and
functionally impressive products
Develop and implement a long-term user research program

Qualifications:
5+ years experience developing and conducting user research and
usability tests
Broad, practical experience in a variety of techniques including
interviews, surveys, personas, focus groups, observations, usability
tests and more
Practical knowledge of the disciplineâ??s standard software and
hardware tools
Excellent communication skills
Experience with software applications for phones or handheld devices
a plus

Skills/Experience:
Capable of working independently
Can deliver research results quickly in a highly iterative and
fast-paced environment
Ability to clearly, succinctly and persuasively articulate research
results and influence cross-functional teams
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Strong interpersonal skills
Can successfully juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
Good sense of humor

Education:
BA/BS or above in Human Factors, HCI, Cognitive Psychology or related
discipline

Travel:
Some travel will be required

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