Interaction Designer (Creative Finishing Software)

8 Nov 2010 - 9:09pm
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Louis Beauregard


Join an exciting team of professionals who build some of the most advanced creative finishing tools.

An Interaction Designer's role is about expressing the voice of the end-user. You will be responsible for applying user-centered design techniques at all stages of the development process to ensure that our products meet the needs of our users.

You will:
- Conduct contextual inquiry sessions, task analyses, surveys, and focus groups. 
- Conceptualize, design, and prototype software user interfaces. 
- Create appropriate design artifacts (scenarios, storyboards, mock-ups, etc.) that permit evaluation of the above prior to software implementation. 
- Plan and conduct usability studies of prototype and development code. 
- Analyze the results and identify usability defects based on the analysis. 
- Work with technical staff to ensure that designs can be implemented and to ensure integrity during implementation.
- The right candidate must possess a clear passion for discovering and solving customer problems, a commitment to excellence, and an ability to see beyond the immediate challenges, several years into the future.

Required Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge of human factors engineering, experimental design and behavioral sciences. 
- Experience in user-centered design of software applications. (Including user and task analysis, contextual inquiry, heuristic evaluation, and low-fidelity prototyping.) 
- Experience in planning, conducting and reporting usability tests and site visits. 
- Ability to generate clear product ideas and designs from research findings. 
- Ability to successfully interact with end-users and development team members. 
- Ability to work in a distributed team. 
- Ability to make group presentations. 
- Understanding of the software development life cycle (process of specification, design, and implementation) and engineering concerns that arise in designing and building interfaces. 
- Excellent French and English communication skills - written and verbal. 
- At least a Bachelor's degree in design, HCI or a similar field, or 3 years of practical experience.

Additional Desired Skills (an asset for the role):
- Good knowledge of designing for the Mac OS. 
- Familiarity with post-production software (e.g., Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro). 
- Familiarity with graphic design applications (e.g., Adobe CS). 
- Knowledge of 3D graphics software (e.g., Maya, 3ds Max)

Autodesk provides one of the most exceptional compensation and benefit packages, including stock options and employee stock purchase plan for all regular employees, RRSP matching program, generous vacation policy, ongoing employee training and development, flexible work hours and more!

If you are an extraordinary person who strives for excellence, please submit your resume online at - Job Req #10000001GJ. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.


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