JOB: Student Intern, Mobile User Interfaces Research for Internet Era and AJAX Web Development

21 Apr 2008 - 12:01am
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Shruti Ramiah
2008

Posting on behalf :
I interned with them in 2007 and it was a great experience. :)

There are 2 positions, one is for a UI designer and one for computer science
research.
Cheers!
Shruti

>>> *Position One: Student Intern, Mobile User Interface Design for
>>> Internet Era*
>>>
>>> Position Description
>>>
>>> *If you are MA, MSc or PhD student in human computer interaction,
*>>>* digital media, computer science, or similar, and want to take
*>>>* break from studies to gain work experience then read on:
*>>>
>>> We believe Web applications and mashups are great, therefore, we
>>> are exploring how to bring them to mobile devices big time. Our
>>> team researches technology and user experience solutions for
>>> making Web applications an integral part of mobile devices. We
>>> 'invented' the S60 Browser and Mini Map Web page visualization
>>> method some five years ago. Now, we want to create a research
>>> prototype of a mobile device user interface that mashes-up on-
>>> device functionality with Web applications.
>>>
>>> *We are the Web team at Nokia Research Center, the corporate
>>> research facility of Nokia, based in Helsinki. *As an intern you
>>> will participate in the work of our interdisciplinary and
>>> international team as a full team member. Your role will be to
>>> participate in the design of the mobile software user interface.
>>> You will support us in the design phase of the user centered
>>> design process that we follow in this work.
>>>
>>> We have hosted great interns for several years. English is the
>>> working language. We encourage international applications. If we
>>> believe that you are the right person we will support you in
>>> temporarily relocating to Finland.
>>>
>>>
>>> *Requirements:*
>>>
>>> You should feel passionate about user-centred interaction design
>>> for the Internet era, eager to face the challenges and
>>> opportunities of a small device. You have a solid academic
>>> background in HCI and you are skilled with interaction and
>>> graphics design. You have gained experience with user interface
>>> design, ideally for the Web and/or for handheld devices. You must
>>> be a student at university or equivalent, studying towards a MA,
>>> MSc, PhD or equivalent. You return to university after completing
>>> this internship. You should start in May to July and stay for 5-6
>>> months. For students in Finland: Part time work after mid-
>>> September can be considered case-by-case.
>>>
>>>
>>> *How to apply:*
>>>
>>> Please submit your application by e-mail to
>>> guido.grassel at nokia.com . Clearly explain why you are the right
>>> person for this internship. Make reference to this job
>>> description. If possible, please mention examples of your work
>>> that we can check-out on the Internet. Explain your role in this
>>> work. International applicants, please help us evaluating your
>>> application favorably by provide information that is truly
>>> suitable to evaluate your study results and any previous work
>>> experience.

>>> -----------

>>> *Position Two:*

>>> *If you are MSc, MA, or PhD student in computer science, digital
>>> media, human computer interaction, or similar, and want to take
>>> break from studies to gain work experience then read on:*
>>>
>>> We believe Web applications and mashups are great, therefore, we are
>>> exploring how to bring them to mobile devices big time. Our team
>>> researches technology and user experience solutions for making Web
>>> applications an integral part of mobile devices. We 'invented' the
>>> S60 (WebKit) Browser and Mini Map Web page visualization method some
>>> five years ago. Now, we want to create a research prototype of a
>>> mobile device user interface that mashes- up on-device functionality
>>> with Web applications. Developing the entire device user interface
>>> using Web Technologies allows us to mash-up on-device features with
>>> Web applications.
>>>
>>> *We are the Web team at Nokia Research Center, the corporate research
>>> facility of Nokia, based in Helsinki.* As an intern you will
>>> participate in the work of our interdisciplinary and international
>>> team as a full team member. You will likely spend a lot of time
>>> developing software in JavaScript using rapid prototyping. You
>>> should also participate in functional and architecture definition of
>>> the software. The software prototype is a tool to show and verify
>>> our research.
>>>
>>> We have hosted great interns for several years. English is the
>>> working language. We encourage international applications. If we
>>> believe that you are the right person we will support you in
>>> temporarily relocating to Finland.
>>>
>>>
>>> *Requirements:*
>>>
>>> You should feel passionate about writing good software, feel home in
>>> multi-person software projects. You make software that people enjoy
>>> to use. Coding a prototype is the way how you show your ideas to
>>> your peers and verify them with users.
>>>
>>> You should match one of these two profiles:
>>>
>>> *Profile A*: You have already gained experience in a large software
>>> project (using any programming language), you have contributed
>>> significantly to the design and implementation. For instance, this
>>> could have been in an open source project, or a multi-person project
>>> in an industrial context. You have solid academic background in
>>> software engineering. You know JavaScript and basics of dynamic HTML
>>> programming.
>>>
>>> *Profile B*: You have advanced experience with client-side Web
>>> development. We require a solid background in JavaScript, dynamic
>>> HTML and CSS programming. You should have actively participated in
>>> an extensive, multi-person JavaScript software project, for instance
>>> a Web Application, a larger Widget, or a JavaScript framework. An
>>> academic background in software architectures, or programming
>>> languages, user interface design, usability, HCI, or digital media
>>> is a benefit but not a must.
>>>
>>> You are ok with agile software development and take usability
>>> seriously. Skills in C, C++, Symbian, Linux, PHP, Python, JSP, ASP,
>>> etc. are unlikely needed for this internship.
>>>
>>> You must be a student at university or equivalent, studying towards
>>> a MSc, MA, PhD or equivalent. You return to university after
>>> completing this internship. You should start in May to July and stay
>>> for 5-6 months. For students in Finland: Part time work after
>>> mid-September can be considered case-by-case.
>>>
>>>
>>> *How to apply:*
>>>
>>> Please submit your application by e-mail to
>>> guido.grassel at nokia.com . Clearly explain why you are the right
>>> person for this internship. Make reference to this job
>>> description. If possible, please mention examples of your work
>>> that we can check-out on the Internet. Explain your role in this
>>> work. International applicants, please help us evaluating your
>>> application favorably by providing information that is truly
>>> suitable to evaluate your study results and any previous work
>>> experience.
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