User Experience/Interaction Design Intern (San Francisco, CA)

28 Sep 2005 - 12:18pm
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Nancy Broden

Punchcut (, a San Francisco-based interface
design firm specializing in web, software and mobile applications, is
looking for a UE/ID Intern. This is a paid position. The job
description follows:

Punchcut is looking for a User Experience/Interaction Design Intern to
join our User Experience team. The UE/ID Intern should have a strong
understanding of the user-centered design process and be equally
comfortable working independently and alongside other design team
members. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must,
along with solid visual presentation skills. The ideal candidate
should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment!

- Understand project requirements and promote user-centered design at
all phases of the development process
- Review and assess existing web sites or web-based applications with
respect to common usability principles and best practices and provide
actionable recommendations for improvements leading to a more usable,
useful and desirable user experience
- Create personas, scenarios, taxonomies, workflows, site maps and
schematics describing page-level templates and components
Work with visual designers and developers to evaluate the feasibility
of proposed solutions
- Write user interface specifications that capture proposed designs in detail
- Assist senior members of the UE team as needed

- 1-3 years of industry or equivalent academic experience designing
usable interfaces for web sites and web-based applications, software
products and/or mobile applications
- Education in Human Computer Interaction, Design, Human Factors or
ability to display formal understanding of design and HCI theory and
- Understanding of technologies used to build web-based solutions (HTML,
DHTML, Javascript, Flash, etc.)
- Working experience with appropriate design tools including Visio,
Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. as they relate to documenting site
architecture, navigation, interaction flows, page-level feature and
- Excellent communication skills: written and verbal

- Visual design &/or coding skills a plus
- Experience in mobile space a plus
- Experience performing user research, including developing usability
test plans, moderating tests and analyzing results, a plus

Please submit your resume with a portfolio web site to
work at Candidates are strongly encouraged to have an
online portfolio for best consideration. Please include "UE/ID Intern"
within the subject field of your email.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Only candidates with
proper permits to work in the United States can be considered.
Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-- Nancy
nancy.broden at

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