Senior User Interface Designer/Prototyper*Mountain View, CA*Intui t*Fulltime

20 Oct 2004 - 1:16pm
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Nancy Falkenburg

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Company: Intuit

Location: Mountain View, CA

Position Title: Senior User Interface Designer/Prototyper (Req#: 52547)

Duration: Full-time

About the Company:

Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management

solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting

professionals. Its flagship products and services, including

QuickBooks(r), Quicken(r) and TurboTax(r) software, simplify small business

management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation

and filing.

Intuit isn't just another place to work. It's a company made up of

smart, motivated people with a passion for what they do. We take pride

in our dedication to the customers who use our products and services

every day. Intuit offers some of the best rewards in the industry. We

don't think you'll find another employer more dedicated to its

employees' success.

Job Description:

Intuit is looking for a talented, motivated Senior User Interface

Designer/Prototyper to help shape the User Interface for Quicken,, and new Personal Finance offerings. This

designer/prototyper will work with the Design Lead and the Product

Development team to prototype high fidelity prototypes and design

innovative, industry-leading user interfaces. They will work with

Usability specialists and other team members to create the prototype

that gives users the experience of the fully functional product. They

will help research and analyze target audience for products and develop

creative design solutions. This designer will work with the Design Lead

to contribute to the interaction design process from product/feature

conceptualization through implementation and usability review. The ideal

candidate will be passionate about the end-user experience, will be able

to create high fidelity prototypes, and will be able to work on both

simple and challenging design problems.


* Creating high fidelity prototypes that gives users the expeirnce of

the fully functional application so we can get detailed and interaction

type feedback from the user.

* Working with the Design Lead to drive interaction designs from

prototyping to implementation.

* Developing high level, and/or detailed storyboards, mockups and

prototypes to effectively communicate designs and validate usability


* Develop product conceptual models from functional specifications,

marketing requirements, and various types of user analysis.

* Conceive, set, and implement user interface guidelines and standards.

* Help drive the user-centered design process.

* Prioritize design tasks and deliver projects on time.


Candidates should be able to:

* Create high fidelity prototypes using Visual Basic, HTML and/or Flash

* Apply market research, usability data, software technology and human

factors to UI design processes and solutions.

* Work comfortably in a multi-discipline team to deliver designs that

meet customer needs, product goals, and schedules.

* Participate in design review sessions with project team members.


* Strong communication skills.

* In depth knowledge of User Interface Design principals, Human Factors,

User Centered Design Processes, Interaction Design guidelines, Usability

Methodologies, industry standards and trends, platform standards, and

software development process.

* Proficient with developing high fidelity prototypes using Visual Basic,

HTML and Flash.

* Proficiency with various design and tools (Adobe PhotoShop and

Illustrator, web prototyping/design

* Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Industrial

Design, or related field, or equivalent experience.

* 3-5 years of direct UI design experience.

* Demonstrated experience in designing usable interfaces for large,

complex systems.

* Able to work on multiple projects.

* Graphic design skills including screen layout, icon development and other

visual design elements a plus.

* This designer should be an innovative, creative problem solver with an

eye for detail and accuracy. They must possess portfolio of original

user interface design work.

Contact Information:

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