Job: Interaction Designer, Boston/Chicago

14 Jul 2006 - 2:27pm
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Shelley Wood
2005

Full-time and Contract Position in Chicago and Boston
InContext Enterprises (www.incontextdesign.com)

Interaction Designer

Do you want to design applications and systems that really meet the needs of
users? Are you tired feeling like you are "making it up" because you don't
really know what users need? Design from customer data by joining InContext
- the company that created Contextual Design, the full front-end,
customer-centered design process. InContext is currently looking for
interaction designers who will work on a wide variety of client projects,
ranging from applications and hardware devices to websites and internal
systems.

Good interaction design begins with understanding how people work on a daily
basis. Our interaction designers must be able to see the design implications
of existing work practice and envision new interaction designs that will
improve the life or work of the end users and meet the business needs of our
client. Our interaction designers work in cross-functional teams and
participate fully in all phases of the Contextual Design process: field
interviews with end users, data interpretation and work modeling, visioning,
storyboarding, system design, and paper and proof-of-concept prototyping.

Requirements:

- Currently living in Chicago or Boston is a must
- Willingness to travel on a regular basis, occasionally on short notice
- Bachelor's or master's degree in graphic design, fine art, or interaction
design or equivalent experience
- At least three years of user interface design experience, including
experience designing applications (client or web-based. Experience designing
only web pages does not meet this requirement.
- Experience creating paper and HTML prototypes
- Solid understanding of HTML and CSS
- Experience with the following (or similar) design software: FreeHand,
Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Flash
- Skill in communicating design ideas and presenting to clients
- Ability to work quickly under short deadlines, handle multiple tasks,
willingness to follow the Contextual Design process once trained, and work
in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact successfully with end
users and clients
- Special consideration will be given to candidates with writing skills
and/or basic project management skills
- Willingness to travel on a regular basis, occasionally on short notice

If you are interested in this position please email a text or Microsoft Word
version of your resume and salary requirements to us at
david.rondeau at incontextdesign.com. Please be sure to include the job code ID
IDX in the subject line. Please note: we can only reply to those resumes
that meet the requirements. Visit our website at www.incontextdesign.com.

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