Job: Information Architect/Interaction Design. Loc: NYC. CO: ArielPartners: Recruiter/ Full-time Employee or Contract. Duration: 2-4 Years
1 Apr 2008 - 7:25am
bcopello at ari...
Senior Interaction Designer
Ariel Partners (www.arielpartners.com) has an immediate opening for an
AJAX-oriented Information Architect/Interaction designer !
This position involves development of a leading edge AJAX Web UI for a
major;Enterprise resource management product. Our project is very long
term, with flexible options for either full-time employee status or long
Location: Highly accessible; just 1 block from Penn Station in New York City.
Application UI/ID/UX position. Designer will work closely with business
analysts,clients, and developers to produce realistic screen
order to accurately simulate the look/feel of the finished web pages.
Strong Application Design background, with heavy thin client/browser
Ability to design from requirements, design from scratch.
Ability to facilitate collaborative requirements definition meetings from
a user advocate position.
Hands on experience with fundamentals of design; Full SDLC experience
from a UI POV, including: Abstract design, articulate logic flows as well
as screen-flows; states and transitions. (Focused Exp. Required)
Lo-Fi to Hi-Fi hands-on Prototyping (Focused Exp. Required)
Field research, CI (Contextual Inquiry)
Application Design Experience
Excellent written/oral communication skills
Excellent problem solving/analytical skills.
Technical Skills :
simple custom hand coding, including usage of open source JS libraries
DHTML, CSS, in a production environment: (Advanced)
Graphics applications Like DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio or
similar tools experience.
AJAX Familiarity: The candidate should be cognizant of the latest trends
in AJAX/Web 2.0 UI.
Scriptaculous, as well as familiarity with XML are highly desirable !
AJAX/Web 2.0 Experience: High-end interactive design experience
incorporating AJAX Web 2.0 technologies
Experience with Product Development; Strongly preferred
Familiarity with basic OO design is helpful
Detail Elaboration for Profile and Environment
Technical Knowledge needed:
HTML Intermediate to Advanced knowledge Required
DHTML Intermediate to Advanced knowledge Required
CSS Intermediate to Advanced knowledge Required
Scriptacuous Knowledge of to Advanced knowledge Nice to have
EXT Knowledge of to Advanced knowledge Nice to have
Excellent conceptual design skills, be able to design on the fly.
Ability to take spoken and written requirements and create Interaction
Designs and User Interfaces from these requirements.
Excellent layout skills. Know proper usage of white space, contrast,
consistency, precedence, and gestalt principles.
Intermediate Graphics skills. Be able to make reasonable icons and
knowledge to use colors correctly.
Ability to create optimal screen flows.
Flow Chart development.
Web 2.0/Ajax design.
Design for Enterprise Web Applications.
Project Management, Presentation abilities and General Knowledge, (all
skills are required at Senior level):
Ability to present and discuss complex interactions, with and without
prototypes, to a variety of stakeholders.
Guide discussions in order to achieve optimal UI and Usability.
Be the User Interface/ Interaction Design Expert.
Understand and work within dynamic timelines.
Be flexible with changing requirements and feedback.
Elicit and interpret requirements from stakeholders in order to achieve
successful and optimal UI.
Have a sense of humor and dont take feedback personally.
Designing in full SDLC.
Basically be pleasant and presentable
Process Knowledge, (nice to have):
UCD User Centered Design
Usability and User testing Experience, (Intermediate to Advanced skills is
Control Room Testing
Knowledge of UX/UI thought leaders, (knowledgeable of some to all of these
Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini
Jesse James Garret
Education - Bachelors/Masters, desired coursework, (can be flexible):
(Other degrees with experience)