job descriptions

24 Mar 2009 - 6:24am
5 years ago
5 replies
454 reads
Mark Schraad
2006

I was struck by how well this post was written (and what an amazing
opportunity if you have the juice) and thought it worth sharing... I
know there are lots of recruiters lurking here. No mention of rock
stars or free lunches... and yet its pretty damn compelling.

https://v2.projectix.com/tycohc/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?
__ID=*58BD98351350D6F8

Comments

24 Mar 2009 - 10:37am
Shimone Samuel
2009

Agreed, it's quite eloquently written. For those who couldn't get
the link working there's an underscore missing from the wrap.
Here's a shortened version:

http://bit.ly/WZgy

The position is for a 'Director of R&D Design Excellence'

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Director of Design Excellence is responsible for driving design
excellence across the RMS R&D organization through the successful
execution of our new product development process, DFSS capabilities,
human factors engineering and international standards compliance. The
DDE is the owner of our Product Development Process, and manages it to
promote design excellence and maintain compliance to our quality
system. The DDE is responsible for developing and growing a culture
of continuous improvement and Design for Six Sigma tool application
and performance. The DDE is the leader of our the Human Factors
Engineering team and the HFE and user interface design approaches
that guarantee high utility an ease of use in our products.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org
http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=40367

24 Mar 2009 - 11:40am
DrWex
2006

I'm curious, though - how many IxDers are "Master Black Belt" level in
Six Sigma or comparable process re-engineering methodologies? Is that
something you'd expect an interaction designer or manager to have?

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 4:37 AM, iamshimone <shimone at shimone.info> wrote:
> Agreed, it's quite eloquently written. For those who couldn't get
> the link working there's an underscore missing from the wrap.
> Here's a shortened version:
>
> http://bit.ly/WZgy
>
> The position is for a 'Director of R&D Design Excellence'
>
> SUMMARY OF POSITION:
> The Director of Design Excellence is responsible for driving design
> excellence across the RMS R&D organization through the successful
> execution of our new product development process, DFSS capabilities,
> human factors engineering and international standards compliance. The
> DDE is the owner of our Product Development Process, and manages it to
> promote design excellence and maintain compliance to our quality
> system. The DDE is responsible for developing and growing a culture
> of continuous improvement and Design for Six Sigma tool application
> and performance. The DDE is the leader of our the Human Factors
> Engineering team and the HFE and user interface design approaches
> that guarantee high utility an ease of use in our products.
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=40367
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

24 Mar 2009 - 11:59am
Trip O'Dell
2007

I agree with Alan - IMO Six Sigma and other efficiency approaches
aren't really well suited to UCD, rapid prototyping, iterative
process and other "best practices" in our field. There is a
humanistic aspect to what we do which isn't particularly well suited
to A=B=C business approaches.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org
http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=40367

24 Mar 2009 - 12:29pm
Mark Schraad
2006

The post is for an ID role, not an IxD... but the specifics of the job were
not my point.
As to the relevance of six sigma to design, or interaction design... I don't
see much. It has a place if you are designing for manufacture (such as an
industrial designer typically would). Unlike manufacturing where variance is
a huge problem, the design process can actually benefit from it (thinking
outside of the box).

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Alan Wexelblat <awexelblat at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm curious, though - how many IxDers are "Master Black Belt" level in
> Six Sigma or comparable process re-engineering methodologies? Is that
> something you'd expect an interaction designer or manager to have?
>
>

24 Mar 2009 - 3:17pm
Alan James Salmoni
2008

While six sigma isn't central to my role (though I am comfortable
with statistics because of my previous research experience), some of
the research done in my present work has been useful in highlighting
process problems that can be resolved, in part, by my work. It's a
tool for insight into something, no more and no less, and can help in
some situations. I don't see it as a regular part of my job though.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Posted from the new ixda.org
http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=40367

Syndicate content Get the feed