Job: Sr. Interaction Design- Loc: NYC. CO: Ariel Partners: Recruiter/ Full-time Employee or Contract long term

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bcopello at ari...
2006

Senior Interaction Designer: Loc: NYC. CO:Ariel Partners LLC;
Recruiter: Full-time Employee or Contract long term.

Ariel Partners (www.arielpartners.com) has an immediate opening for an
AJAX-oriented Information Architect/Interaction designer !

This position is for immediate hire. The salary/rate and tax structure is
open for the right resource able to make a long term commitment; i.e.
Full-time or Long term consulting will be considered.

This opportunity involves the development of a Web based Enterprise
Product on a J2EE Websphere platform employing Web 2.0/ AJAX Technologies
on the front end. The Product is an Enterprise Scale Time and Attendance
Workforce Management System to help large client and its sub-agencies
manage critical resources.

Location: Highly accessible; near Penn Station in NYC.

Description:Designing for leading edge interactive AJAX web (thin client,
rich GUI or RIA), developing screens; work closely with business
analysts, clients, and the UI development team. Application UI/ID/UX
position, major deliverables are Hi-Fi prototype, which use fairly
complex JavaScript; used by development as a spec and by management to
foster client feedback, and to support inside sales.

Intermediate JavaScript skills would be necessary for a candidate to be
successful. Visual design, information architecture and interaction
design. Help refine the technological concepts like XSL/Ajax; that
power the application front-end. Work closely with development to ensure
successful implementation of GUI specifications.

Required Strengths:

* Strong Application Design background, with heavy thin
client/browser based applications,
* Ability to design from written and verbal requirements.
* Ability to facilitate collaborative requirements definition
meetings from a user advocates 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)
* User Testing Experience

This individual could have e-commerce experience but MUST have very strong
Application Design Experience; (not limited to corporate web site or
shopping web site design) Excellent written and oral communication
skills; Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

Technical Skills Profile:

Required:

* JavaScript: (Intermediate to Advanced level); ability to hand code
simple JS, and repurpose complex JS libraries.
* DHTML, CSS, in a production environment: (Advanced)
* Advanced Experience with Design applications DreamWeaver,
Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio or similar tools exp. To do mockup web pages
* AJAX - Familiarity: The candidate should be cognizant of the
latest trends in UI, i.e. AJAX/Web 2.0.
* Object Oriented Programming concepts

Pluses:

* EXT Framework, Dojo, Scriptaculous, as well as familiarity with
XML are big pluses.
* AJAX/Web 2.0 Experience: High-end interactive design experience
incorporating AJAX Web 2.0 technologies
* Experience with Product Development; Strongly preferred

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
* JavaScript -- Intermediate to Advanced knowledge -- Required

JS Frameworks:

* Scriptacuous -- Knowledge of to Advanced knowledge -- Nice to have * EXT
-- Knowledge of to Advanced knowledge -- Nice to have

Design Experience
Must 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.
* Taxonomy development.
* Flow Chart development.
* Web 2.0/Ajax design.
* Design for Enterprise Web Applications.

Prototyping(intermediate to expert level, required)

* Whiteboard Prototyping
* Paper Prototyping
* HTML Prototyping
* Lo-fi Prototyping
* Mid-fi Prototyping
* Hi-fi Prototyping

Project Management, Presentation abilities and General Knowledge,(all
skills are required at Senior level):

Must Have:

* 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 don't take feedback personally.
* Designing in full SDLC.
* Basically be pleasant and presentable

Process Knowledge,(nice to have):

* Agile Process.
* XP Process.
* Scrum Process.
* UCD -- User Centered Design

Usability and User testing Experience, (Intermediate to Advanced skills
is a plus):

* Heuristic Evaluations
* Field Tests
* Control Room Testing
* Surveys
* Contextual Inquiry
* Persona development

Knowledge of UX/UI thought leaders,(knowledgeable of some to all of these
people):

* Jacob Nielson
* Donald Norman
* Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini
* Alan Cooper
* Jared Spool
* Robert Reimman
* Karen Holtzenblatt
* Edward Tufte
* Bill Buxton
* Jesse James Garret
* Steve Krug
* Peter Morvile
* Louis Rosenfield

Education- Bachelors/Masters, desired coursework, (can be flexible):

* HCI
* Computer Science
* Cognitive Psychology
* Industrial Design
* Engineering
* (Other degrees with experience)

Qualified and interested candidates can email resume directly to:
recruiting at arielpartners.com and may include samples or portfolio link.

Posted by:

Bert Copello

Strategic Sourcing
Ariel Partners, LLC

Comments

25 Jul 2008 - 10:24am
bcopello at ari...
2006

> Senior Interaction Designer: Loc: NYC. CO:Ariel Partners LLC;
> Recruiter: Full-time Employee or Contract long term.
>
> Ariel Partners (www.arielpartners.com) has an immediate opening for an
> AJAX-oriented Information Architect/Interaction designer !
>
>
> This position is for immediate hire. The salary/rate and tax structure is
> open for the right resource able to make a long term commitment; i.e.
> Full-time or Long term consulting will be considered.
>
> This opportunity involves the development of a Web based Enterprise
> Product on a J2EE Websphere platform employing Web 2.0/ AJAX Technologies
> on the front end. The Product is an Enterprise Scale Time and Attendance
> Workforce Management System to help large client and its sub-agencies
> manage critical resources.
>
> Location: Highly accessible; near Penn Station in NYC.
>
> Description:Designing for leading edge interactive AJAX web (thin client,
> rich GUI or RIA), developing screens; work closely with business
> analysts, clients, and the UI development team. Application UI/ID/UX
> position, major deliverables are Hi-Fi prototype, which use fairly
> complex JavaScript; used by development as a spec and by management to
> foster client feedback, and to support inside sales.
>
> Intermediate JavaScript skills would be necessary for a candidate to be
> successful. Visual design, information architecture and interaction
> design. Help refine the technological concepts like XSL/Ajax; that
> power the application front-end. Work closely with development to ensure
> successful implementation of GUI specifications.
>
> Required Strengths:
>
> * Strong Application Design background, with heavy thin
> client/browser based applications,
> * Ability to design from written and verbal requirements.
> * Ability to facilitate collaborative requirements definition
> meetings from a user advocates 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)
> * User Testing Experience
>
> This individual could have e-commerce experience but MUST have very strong
> Application Design Experience; (not limited to corporate web site or
> shopping web site design) Excellent written and oral communication
> skills; Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
>
> Technical Skills Profile:
>
> Required:
>
> * JavaScript: (Intermediate to Advanced level); ability to hand code
> simple JS, and repurpose complex JS libraries.
> * DHTML, CSS, in a production environment: (Advanced)
> * Advanced Experience with Design applications DreamWeaver,
> Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio or similar tools exp. To do mockup web pages
> * AJAX - Familiarity: The candidate should be cognizant of the
> latest trends in UI, i.e. AJAX/Web 2.0.
> * Object Oriented Programming concepts
>
> Pluses:
>
> * EXT Framework, Dojo, Scriptaculous, as well as familiarity with
> XML are big pluses.
> * AJAX/Web 2.0 Experience: High-end interactive design experience
> incorporating AJAX Web 2.0 technologies
> * Experience with Product Development; Strongly preferred
>
>
> 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
> * JavaScript -- Intermediate to Advanced knowledge -- Required
>
> JS Frameworks:
>
> * Scriptacuous -- Knowledge of to Advanced knowledge -- Nice to have * EXT
> -- Knowledge of to Advanced knowledge -- Nice to have
>
>
> Design Experience
> Must 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.
> * Taxonomy development.
> * Flow Chart development.
> * Web 2.0/Ajax design.
> * Design for Enterprise Web Applications.
>
> Prototyping(intermediate to expert level, required)
>
> * Whiteboard Prototyping
> * Paper Prototyping
> * HTML Prototyping
> * Lo-fi Prototyping
> * Mid-fi Prototyping
> * Hi-fi Prototyping
>
> Project Management, Presentation abilities and General Knowledge,(all
> skills are required at Senior level):
>
> Must Have:
>
> * 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 don't take feedback personally.
> * Designing in full SDLC.
> * Basically be pleasant and presentable
>
> Process Knowledge,(nice to have):
>
> * Agile Process.
> * XP Process.
> * Scrum Process.
> * UCD -- User Centered Design
>
> Usability and User testing Experience, (Intermediate to Advanced skills
> is a plus):
>
> * Heuristic Evaluations
> * Field Tests
> * Control Room Testing
> * Surveys
> * Contextual Inquiry
> * Persona development
>
> Knowledge of UX/UI thought leaders,(knowledgeable of some to all of these
> people):
>
> * Jacob Nielson
> * Donald Norman
> * Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini
> * Alan Cooper
> * Jared Spool
> * Robert Reimman
> * Karen Holtzenblatt
> * Edward Tufte
> * Bill Buxton
> * Jesse James Garret
> * Steve Krug
> * Peter Morvile
> * Louis Rosenfield
>
> Education- Bachelors/Masters, desired coursework, (can be flexible):
>
> * HCI
> * Computer Science
> * Cognitive Psychology
> * Industrial Design
> * Engineering
> * (Other degrees with experience)
>
>
> Qualified and interested candidates can reply or email resume directly to:
> recruiting at arielpartners.com and may include samples or portfolio link.
>
>
>
> Posted by:
>
> Bert Copello
>
> Strategic Sourcing
> Ariel Partners, LLC
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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