JOB: Web Interface/Interaction Designer, Cambridge MA, HiveFire, Part-time/Contract

10 Mar 2008 - 2:25pm
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SemanticWill
2007

*Company Overview*

HiveFire is an early stage funded start up located in Kendall Square in
Cambridge, MA. HiveFire is in the online news and blog space specializing
in technology involving machine learning, natural language processing,
information retrieval and human computer interaction. Current team consists
of MIT alumni with engineering and research experience at Google, Microsoft,
Lycos and several start-ups.

*Responsibilities*

- Capable of understanding user needs, preferences and behaviors.
- Keep us at the forefront of easy, elegant web interfaces.
- Ability to critique and improve existing interface designs.
- Streamline and continuously improve user experience.
- Help the organization learn great UI and HCI principles.

*Requirements*

- A portfolio of usable, clean, user-centered web applications.
- Expert, hands-on experience with XHTML, CSS. JavaScript skills a
plus.
- Designed and run usability tests to improve user experience.
- An easy-going, collaborative personality.
- Creative vision and enthusiastic drive.
- Experience working with close-knit, collaborative team.
- Rapid prototyping and participatory design chops.
- Broad knowledge of interaction design, information architecture and
similar fields.
- Good understanding of web 2.0 programming technologies.

*Location*

MIT/Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA.

*Position Type *

Freelance/Contract or Part-Time.

*Compensation *

We offer competitive pay and/or equity as well as other benefits for
employees.

*Contact*

Please send resume and portfolio to: jobs at hivefire.com

--
~ will

"No matter how beautiful,
no matter how cool your interface,
it would be better if there were less of it."
Alan Cooper
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will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
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