IA job opening at Fluid

24 Nov 2004 - 10:56pm
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Nathan Moody
2004

Fluid, Inc., an established, innovative, and profitable interactive
design & development firm in San Francisco, is in **immediate** need of
an information designer/architect.

Working under our Director of Information Design and Usability, you
will be collaborating on small project teams with software engineers,
visual designers, interactive media (client-side) engineers, and
artists to create innovative user experiences for an array of projects
ranging from e-commerce to data visualization.

Specific tasks: interface solution concepting, site/product
architectures, user personas, user flows/use-case scenarios, and
wireframes/schematics.

We are initially looking for a contractor for a 90- to 120-day project.
We will be filling this position FT in the very near future.

If you are interested, continue reading below and send a resume,
portfolio URL and cover letter to: jobs-1208 at fluid.com.

Who We're Looking For
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- A motivated, inquisitive junior- to mid-level information
designer/architect eager to build experience with a seasoned team of
professionals.
- Supervised experience in producing wireframes/schematics and site
architecture diagrams for complete sites and applications (rather than
working on components or sub-sections.)
- A Bay Area local who can work on-site if needed and attend in-person
reviews.
- Educational background in a related field; may be design, information
science, library science, engineering, psychology, HCI, etc. - but the
candidate's current skill set is more important than previous jobs or
coursework.

What We're Looking For
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Must-haves:
- Strong conceptual design skills
- Creative problem solving
- Rapid storyboarding
- Amazing attention to detail
- Experience with multi-disciplinary teams and working effectively
as a team-member
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to produce deliverables and project work without constant
oversight
- Sense of humor
- Understanding of the disciplines of:
- Information Architecture
- Information Design
- Interaction Design
- User-centered / User Experience Design
- Usability theory and best practices
- Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Visio 2003

Desired:
- Conceptual design experience
- User testing experience
- Ability to create rapid prototypes
- E-commerce experience
- Optional tool knowledge: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
Macromedia Flash MX 2004, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia
Freehand, Omni Graffle

About Fluid (http://www.fluid.com)
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We're an award-winning firm of creative technicians and technical
creatives whose
common goal is building amazing user experiences while achieving our
clients' business goals. Our current clients include Avery Dennison,
Charles Schwab, GE, the Leakey Foundation, Macrovision, The North Face,
and Mattel, and we are a Macromedia Platinum Alliance Partner. Our
projects are varied and exciting, and our staff is truly unique with a
vibrant culture and an amazing work ethic...we're looking for stellar
individuals to match.

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