JOB: Indianapolis: INTERACTION DESIGNER for boutique UX firm, cool clients + up/coming 'hood: UX recruiter (JWG)

16 Aug 2008 - 3:41pm
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Joanne Weaver
2007

**Plea for help to the greater IxDA community: Please forward to your
Midwestern/Midwestern-minded friends---I could sure use your networking help
in our nation's breadbasket! thanks so much; referral bonus offered!**

Hi IxDA'ers---quite a mouthful of a subject line---but there's quite a bit
to squeeze in about this role..!

Ever daydream about moving out to a small town within a bigger town, in a
sleepy Midwestern slice of the world where life moves slower, the music
scene is fantastic + up + coming, the cost of living is dramatically lower,
and you could still have the opportunity to work on world-reknowned clients
(including one that creates the 2nd most downloaded widget on MySpace and
gets 18 million visitors per month)?

Even better, you could put your killer + UX skills to use within a
tight-knit family of likeminded people, working in a converted old
schoolhouse on applications and web experiences that are entirely
UX-centric, beautiful, smart and would serve as great portfolio fodder.

This may be your lucky day!

An 8 person firm in Irvington, Indiana (hip little subsidary of
Indianapolis, going through a major revitalization) is looking for an
INTERACTION DESIGNER with great UX + Design skills to join their happy team.

They did the redesign of flixster.com (that super cool search/recommendation
engine + movie player on Netflix), which gets 18 million visits per month,
and is the 2nd most installed widget on MySpace.

Relocation assistance offered.

Qualifications

. Strong visual design skills

. Strong or growing interaction design skills

. Empathy for the end user

. Proficiency with Photoshop and Illustrator (Flash is not
required but is a plus)

. Understanding and enthusiasm for the latest in web-based design
and technology

. Desire to practice and hone the latest user experience
methodologies

. Demonstrated skill applying user-centered design practices,
e.g., using ethnography data, user needs analysis, participatory design,
end-user observation data, and usability testing data to influence design
decisions

. Ability to rapidly sketch out user-flows with pencil and paper,
whiteboards or post-it notes

. Ability to develop interactive prototypes and documentation to
aid evaluation of designs for complex applications

. Excellent visual, verbal and written communication skills, with
the ability to effectively engage and convey ideas to technical and business
teams with passion and diplomacy

Responsibilities

. Collaborate with clients, team members, and other stakeholders
to translate rough ideas and opportunities into clear concept models,
tangible prototypes, and elegant screen designs

. Be a champion for users' needs from requirements gathering
through solution definition, with wireframe mockups and detailed visual
design mockups

. Participate in the full design and development cycle to ensure
that creative innovations in user-centered design are faithfully delivered
to our clients

. Contribute to the continual refinement of our company design and
development process

please email joanne (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com

joanne at joanneweavergroup.com

thanks!

Joanne

Joanne Weaver

President

The Joanne Weaver Group

UX + Creative Talent Acquisition

<http://www.joanneweavergroup.com> http://www.joanneweavergroup.com

+1 917 623 9369

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