JOB: User Interface Designer - Boston - Full Time

24 Apr 2008 - 7:40am
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Posted on behalf of Chris McFarlane, IA @ AIR.

Company: AIR Worldwide
Job Title: User Interface Designer
Description: AIR (Applied Insurance Research) Worldwide is a leading
provider of catastrophic risk analysis software. AIR Worldwide's Software
Research and Development group is seeking a user interface designer to join
our next generation product design and development team.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to:
• The User Interface Designer is a problem solver who can synthesize user
research, user interface design principles and business requirements into
intuitive and usable interface designs for the insurance industry.
• The user interface designer is primarily responsible for creating UI
designs that will define the next generation of our products. The designer
also needs to have some experience with usability evaluation techniques to
test interface designs within iterative product lifecycles.
• User interface design activities include creating and iterating static and
interactive design models (e.g., Storyboards and wireframes) and authoring
detailed user interface specifications.
• Secondarily, the user interface designer will be involved in user research
activities like work flow and task analysis (e.g., user scenarios) and
creating user requirements.
• The User Interface Designer will be a member of AIR Worldwide's Software
Development Group consisting primarily of software architects, software
engineers and project managers.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• 3+ years designing graphical user interfaces for highly interactive
systems is required.
• Data visualization experience is extremely desirable.
• Knowledge of user centered design practices and research methods is
• Experience creating and maintaining GUI Standards & Design Patterns is
• Demonstrated experience developing innovative approaches for complex
design problems is valuable.
• Ability to develop interactive prototypes and documentation to aid
evaluation and development of designs is essential.
• Technical background and/or a demonstrable understanding of modern
software development processes and concerns as they relate to design are
• Usability inspection and usability testing experience is advantageous.
• Expertise with design support tools such as Photoshop, Fireworks,
Illustrator, MS Visio, MS Expressions Blend, etc. is required.
• Knowledge of the insurance industry is preferable, but not required.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary
• A portfolio of design samples (e.g., coursework, class projects or past
designs) is desirable but not required.

• Bachelors degree or higher in an HCI-related subject is required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal,
state, or local law.

To apply for the position email: HRDepartment at Position :
User Interface Designer
Dept : Software R & D


~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
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