job - Sr. Interaction Designer - Redwood City, CA or Seattle, WA

21 Jan 2008 - 3:59pm
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Steve Silvers
2008

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-Steve

Description:

Visto is seeking a Senior Interaction Designer to join our Product
Design team in Redwood Shores. The Interaction Designer will design user
interactions across all of Visto's enterprise, mobile, web and desktop
applications. This is a demanding role in a fast-paced environment that
offers the right candidate a chance to work on and extend one of the
most exciting mobile application platforms on the market today.

A successful candidate will be well trained in design, illustrate an
ability to apply business goals and user priorities to design work,
possess an understanding of both work flow and user tasks, and will be
known for having usability focus and aesthetic values. Candidate will
have worked as a hands-on UI design practitioner.

Responsibilities include:

* Produce high level flows and detailed storyboards, mock-ups
and prototypes to effectively communicate designs

* Create user interaction models of key customer experiences and
projects, concentrating on end-to-end scenarios and top user tasks

* Work with usability findings to validate designs and rapidly
iterate on findings

* Maintain current knowledge of what's possible with the
technologies and interface standards across a broad range of Internet
and mobile platforms

* Work with all customer-focused product teams to create a
superior end-user/customer experience for all Visto product lines and
relegated online interfaces

* Work collaboratively with product design managers to create
product specifications

* Create necessary UI resources (icons, graphics, text, CSS)

* Work closely with engineering teams to implement final designs

* Design and conduct usability test plans that map to user
scenarios

* Work closely with product team to define products that fit
with our customers' goals and workflows

Educational Requirements:

* Four-year product/interaction design degree, computer-human
interface degree, computer science degree, graphic design degree, or
related experience

Required Skills & Experience:

* 4-6 years experience designing usable interfaces for web-based
and desktop platforms, PDA's, and wireless handheld devices

* Specific experience with Windows Mobile and/or Symbian
platforms

* Experience designing desktop applications for Windows

* Experience designing complex enterprise solutions

* Experience designing web applications

* Knowledge of CSS and HTML standards

* Experience with user-centered design methodology

* Demonstrated work experience in human factors and usability
engineering

* Strong information and interaction design experience

* Strong visualization and presentation skills (illustration,
graphic design)

* Proficient with a variety of design tools including: Visio,
Photoshop, Word and PowerPoint

* Ability to work in a team-based development environment

* Passionate about design, usability and human factors

* Strong portfolio

* Experience iteratively improving designs based on usability
feedback

* Experience with paper or Flash prototyping of designs for
usability testing

* Ability to work independently.

* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Bonus Points for:

* Experience with complex, telecommunication or messaging
enterprise solutions

* Experience designing for J2ME or BREW platforms

* Fluency in Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish
or Japanese

* Experience with DHTML, XSLT and XML

* Experience designing applications for AJAX/Web 2.0 style
interactions

* Experience designing for Apple's Mac OS

* Experience reading or creating UML diagrams for user
interactions

Steve Silvers
Product Design Manager
Visto Corporation
Work: 1.650.486.6080
Cell: 1.650.245.8880
Email: ssilvers at visto.com <mailto:ssilvers at visto.com>
Web: http://www.visto.com <http://www.visto.com/>

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