[JOB]: Senior Interaction Designer, Waltham, MA, Autodesk, Inc. Fulltime

6 Aug 2009 - 10:13am
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Chauncey Wilson
2007

Senior User Interaction Designer, Autodesk, Inc. (Waltham, MA)

ROLE:
This is your chance to help shape the user-centered future of
model-based design tools in the building industry. As a User
Interaction Designer for Autodesk Revit, you will be responsible for
interaction design and usability for a product based on an emerging
platform. You will help articulate design specifications and drive
your work through the software development process as a champion of
our users’ needs.

Responsibilities:
• Conceptual and detailed design of the user interaction for specific
features (including low fidelity wireframes, task analysis, UI flow
charts, and high fidelity Photoshop mockups representing appropriate
layout and control relationships)
• Assist in creation and maintenance of interaction and style guides
for UI
• Collaborate with subject matter experts on the team with research
and specification development; provide training and leadership by
example in user-centered design methods
• Coordinate and facilitate usability tests and other customer
research to validate existing and future feature design (including
paper prototype testing)
• Provide expertise in user research activities including persona
creation, heuristic evaluation, interviews, and site visits including
ethnographic observation
• Create and analyze quantitative customer satisfaction data measures

• Track development issues and drive closure of design projects
related to improving usability
• Maintain familiarity with other Autodesk products to ensure
compatibility with features shared across our product family
• Consult with others in the division and company on user interaction
design as required; provide leadership in methods and deliverables for
user-centered design processes.

Attributes:
• A portfolio demonstrating superior design skills and deliverables
from a user-centered design process
• Excellent skills in problem analysis including the ability to
identify and describe the “right” problem from a set of data of
varying types
• Verbal and written fluency in the English language and strong
verbal and visual communication skills
• A solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research
methods
• Ability to solve complex problems and drive projects from concept
to conclusion; work independently, manage multiple tasks, and set
priorities with direction or feedback from management and teammates
• Interact with and influence others effectively via teamwork and
diplomacy
• Demonstrates interest in the details and the results of the design
process, not just the initial high concept!

Desired Knowledge/Skills:
• An advanced degree in an HCI-related subject
• Familiarity with HCI research literature and the ACM digital
library as a tool
• Ability to develop interactive prototypes and documentation to aid
development in the implementation of proposed user models
• Technical background and/or a demonstrable understanding of modern
software development processes and concerns as they relate to design

• Previous experience designing for complex creative applications, 3d
tools, and/or engineering analysis tools, and building industry
applications
• Expertise with design support tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator,
Visio
• 7+ years of professional experience doing interface design and
usability evaluation/research

Autodesk provides one of the most exceptional compensation and
benefit packages, including stock options for all employees, 401k
matching, six week sabbatical after four years of employment,
domestic partner policy, on going employee training and development,
flexible work hours and more!

Please send resumes and cover letter to Denise Johannensson at
denise.johannesson at autodesk.com.

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