[JOB] User Experience Designer / Product Designer - Brooklyn, NY - Wireless Generation - Full Time

3 Dec 2008 - 3:15pm
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Dave VanEsselstyn
2007

*User Experience Designer / Product Designer *

About Us:

Wireless Generation is a pioneer in adapting technologies to support
improved teaching and learning in PreK-12 education. The company's mCLASS(R)
system helps educators to effectively differentiate instruction with
handheld computer-based formative assessments; Web-based reporting, data
analysis and instructional planning tools; and in-person professional
development. Currently, approximately 150,000 teachers nationwide and
overseas use mCLASS and the company's professional services to collect,
analyze, and act on data in support of 2 million students' reading and math
learning. The company's commitment to gaining a deep understanding of
educators' challenges continues to serve as the foundation for innovative
solutions in new areas including curriculum, and data and knowledge
management systems. More information is available on the Web at
www.wirelessgeneration.com.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be in charge of designing information
architectures and interface designs, developing user-centered strategies,
and conducting or directing usability testing in order to test end-user
acceptance of product functionality, design and content. The User Experience
Designer / Production Designer's work will be applied to the development of
a wide range of products including web and handheld-based applications.

Responsibilities of User Experience Designer / Product Designer:
• Select appropriate user-centered research methods and apply them to
product development processes. These techniques include formal usability
testing, heuristic evaluation, paper prototyping, focus groups, task
analysis, online usability inspection, and surveys
• Create wireframes, navigation diagrams, and functional specifications
to design and clearly communicate the elements of user experience
• Facilitate the work of cross-functional teams throughout product
definition, design and development processes
• Translate client and user needs into functional requirements
• Write clear, concise reports to communicate issues, resolutions, and
risks
• Assist with defining and implementing interface design guidelines
• Investigate, evaluate and recommend emerging usability and information
architecture techniques and technologies

Requirements of User Experience Designer / Product Designer:
• Bachelors Degree
• 3 years experience developing interactive products as an Information
Architect, Interaction Designer, or User Experience Designer
• Experience in the design of at least one interactive product from
beginning to end, including wireframing and specification writing
• Experience developing web-based products
• Strong communications and writing skills
• Proactive and creative problem solver with an intellectual interest in
current and new technologies
• Well-organized, with attention to detail and excellent follow-through
• Works well within a tightly knit team under tight schedules
• Ability to juggle several tasks simultaneously and to work on more than
one project at a time effectively
• Formal training/education in information architecture highly desirable
• Experience in educational software and/or Palm software desirable
• Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodology desirable

Wireless Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

To apply, visit the Careers section of our website:
http://www.wirelessgeneration.com/

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