Job: Director, Interaction Design//Located in New York or Boston office//Wimba, Inc.//Full-time

27 Oct 2009 - 11:48am
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Wimba’s Product Development team is expanding and seeking a Director
of Interaction Design. This key role will work closely with product
managers, engineers, researchers, and customers throughout all stages
of the product cycle to provide the "face" of a next generation,
feature rich, synchronous and asynchronous collaboration suite for
the educational market. The ideal candidate will have a deep
understanding of the market’s needs and the ability to work
cross-departmentally in order to transform those needs into tangible
software solutions. This position reports to the Vice President of
Product Management.

Create and be accountable for the user interaction model,
workflows, information architecture, prototypes, and style guidelines
for desktop software application and web interfaces.
Conduct user and design research including: usability
studies, user surveys, prototype testing, competitive product
analysis, and latest industry & design trend research.
Develop design concepts, user interface designs and
Present and communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale
to cross-functional stakeholders.
Organize information by creating visualizations of content;
sequencing and relating elements; and preparing storyboards.
Document actions by creating functional descriptions and
completing functional specifications with product manager.

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrable experience in the
following areas:

•Bachelor’s degree, or greater in Computer Science, Graphic Design or
related field; strong technical background a plus.
•At least 5 years’ experience in a software development environment.
•Solid portfolio of previous projects or work and work/content
references will be checked against examples.
•Solid working knowledge of CSS, HTML, Javascript, AJAX, and design
skills in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Expression or other design
•Strong knowledge of cross-platform compatibility required.
•Understanding of issues of accessibility in UI design.
•Excellent verbal and written communication.
•Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage work load and meet
critical project milestones and deadlines.
•Must be an effective problem solver.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working
•The candidate should be able to work independently or as part of a
team and must have the ability to learn new technologies.
•Experience working with geographically distributed teams.
•Conversant in engineering topics.

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