JOB: Sr. Interaction Designer, Sunnyvale/CA, Palm, Inc. fulltime

24 Mar 2008 - 9:07pm
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Brendan Moran
2008

Senior Interaction Designer

Overview:
Palm is seeking a world-class interaction designer with a proven track record of shipping game-changing products. In this role you will develop groundbreaking mobile products, working with a cross-functional team from product conception to ship date to define the interfaces that millions will use every day.

The ideal candidate for this position has:
* A seasoned understanding of the theories and practices of interaction design
* An intuition for finding the opportunities inherent in design problems
* The ability to communicate design ideas persuasively and concisely
* An intrinsic empathic connection to users of mobile devices
* A craftsman's obsession with getting every detail right
* A passion for elegant simplicity

Responsibilities:
* Lead a cross-functional team through the design process from research to delivery
* Draw user flows, wire frames and sample screens
* Write specifications to guide delivery of the UI
* Work closely with a tight-knit design team to support a consistent product vision
* Drive intuitively simple, emotionally appealing, and functionally impressive interaction design

Qualifications:
* 5+ years practical experience delivering exceptional software interaction designs
* Be able to express your ideas concisely and completely in words and pictures
* Practical knowledge of design tools, including Photoshop and Flash or equivalent
* Experience with software applications for phones or handheld devices a plus
* Visual design experience a plus

Skills/Experience:
* Ability to create simple, intuitive, functional and appealing interfaces
* Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
* Ability to clearly, succinctly and persuasively articulate design decisions and influence cross-functional teams
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Can successfully juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
* Good sense of humor

Education:
* BA/BS or above in a design related field

Travel:
* Light travel may be required

When applying for this position, please also submit the URL of an online portfolio.

Please send correspondence to: Brendan.moran at palm.com

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