JOB: Lead User Interface Designer, Trion World Network-GAMES, Redwood City, fulltime

9 May 2007 - 10:35am
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Job Title Lead User Interface Designer
Have you got the passion and talent to lead the User Experience team
for web and mobile applications at the next great publisher of online
games and entertainment? Have you turned product ideas into
exceptional applications for e-commerce sites, games, or social
networks? We are merging online games with the web and mobile in a
way that has never been done before!
Become a part of the best independent game developer and publisher.
You can be a member of an all-star team committed to changing the game
industry by bringing together the best of games, and traditional
media. We empower every person here to contribute at full potential
in an incredibly creative environment.
What you get to do every day
? Drive the process of turning product ideas into visualizations and
refine product direction through user interface design
? Contribute to a range of consumer applications: web applications,
mobile applications, and associated in-game controls
? Conduct UI research (competitive audits, secondary research) based
on business and design goals for each product; present analysis to
product manager & other stakeholders as inputs to product requirements
? Collaborate with product manager to translate product requirements
into storyboards, flows, site maps & wireframes
? Iterate on these designs to incorporate functional specifications
and produce highly accurate wireframes; ensure that produced pages
match wireframe specifications
? Work with visual designers and/or engineering leads to determine
efficacy of a given solution and to address edge cases during
? Lead usability testing, including preparation of documents ( test
plans, scenarios and questionnaires) and moderating individual
sessions; synthesize and present results to stakeholders
? Evaluate UI post-release utilizing user data and propose
improvements to existing products
? Participate in formal and informal design critiques to give clear,
constructive and effective feedback to peers
? Help to build User Experience team

What you bring to the job in your professional toolkit
? BS/MS preferred in HCI, Information Science, or a design discipline
-industrial, graphic, instructional, or architecture and a minimum of
5+ years in design of interfaces for consumer websites & web
? Expertise developing sites that incorporate e-commerce; social
networks; user-driven content and community tools
? Highly demonstrable skills creating user flows, sitemaps,
wireframes, screen prototypes and functional specifications
? Proven work with multidisciplinary teams mapping user research, test
findings and gathering input from product managers to business
? Ability to identify, articulate and advocate best practices of UI
and usability principles, conduct usability tests, stakeholder
interviews, competitive audits and heuristic evaluations
? Hands-on experience with Visio, Word, Illustrator, Photoshop,
various HTML editors, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
? Able to meet deliverables and drive your work to completion within
specified timelines
? Great communication skills both written and verbal
? Can work cross functionally in many areas without being constrained
by your job function
? Collaborative, upbeat, work ethic where you can take ownership and have fun
? Able to influence and resolve issues effectively

What we would also like you to bring
? Online game experience is desired or the passion for gaming
? People management experience a plus

About Trion
Trion World Network, Inc. is the publisher and developer of original
entertainment and games for the broadband era. Trion provides
groundbreaking new capabilities and content to revolutionize global
entertainment by combining the best elements of online, gaming, and
traditional media. Backed by Tier 1 investors -Trinity Ventures and
DCM, Trion combines unrivaled experience and vision in the online
entertainment industry with a world-class team of Internet and gaming
veterans who have worked on, developed, and shipped over 100 original
titles, including such bestsellers and hit series as Heroes, Might and
Magic, Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy, James Bond, Tiger Woods, Star
Wars, Prince of Persia, Dungeons and Dragons, Ultima, and Myst.

you can apply by sending your resume and work samples to
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