JOB: Senior User Experience Architect, New York, Hot Studio, Contract 3+ months

16 Oct 2008 - 2:50pm
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ALISON RAND
2008

Hot Studio is a leading people-centered design firm in Manhattan and San
Francisco.

We are looking for a highly skilled, senior-level, practical-minded
perfectionist with the ability to create both compelling concepts and work
through complex details. The ideal candidate would be an experienced
practitioner of information architecture and interaction design who can
handle a range of project types – some of them simultaneously – from
discovery to concept to design to writing. You should enjoy working
independently, taking initiative, and being innovative.
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Responsibilities *
+ Design the information architecture and user interface for client projects
(primarily web sites, but also other products such as software and print
materials).
+ Work in close collaboration with clients and internal teams to develop
initial strategy addressing product, brand, marketing, content, and overall
user experience.
+ Manage user research efforts including contextual interviews and usability
testing
+ Lead client workshops and meetings
+ Create internal and external deliverables including conceptual diagrams,
site maps, interaction flows, storyboards, page/screen
schematics/wireframes, content inventories, media-appropriate copy, and
detailed functional specifications
+ Develop new types of deliverables, workshops, or presentations as
necessary
+ Collaborate with visual designers, technical developers, and project
managers to generate superb design work and happy clients
+ Occasionally direct the work of contractors or other UXAs in a supporting
role
+ Contribute to Hot's positive internal atmosphere, quality of work, and
growth into new fields or industries

*Required Skills & Qualifications *
+ Experience conducting user research, including contextual inquiry and
usability testing
+ Superb writing and presentation skills
+ An outstanding portfolio of detailed page schematics, functional
specifications, interaction flows, site maps, navigation systems, and web-
appropriate writing
+ Ability to articulate business strategy and branding issues, and to
balance these with user needs and technological constraints
+ Demonstrated ability to manage clients, communicate persuasively, and
resolve issues
+ Experience working in small collaborative teams
+ Familiarity with technical issues around web development and ability to
work constructively with engineering teams
+ Great attitude and ability to handle change
+ Ability to work independently, prioritize, and solve problems proactively
+ Creativity and attention to detail
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Additional Qualifications (nice-to-haves) *
Background in graphic design, writing, and business strategy

*About Hot Studio *
Hot Studio is an award-winning design studio founded in 1997 based in San
Francisco with a New York office. The firm's human-centered focus has
resulted in intelligent and thought-provoking work for a wide variety of
clients such as El Museo del barrio, Art 21, SFMOMA, Gap Inc., Charles
Schwab, LeapFrog, and Architecture for Humanity. Hot Studio encourages its
staff of designers, user experience architects, technologists, and project
managers to collaborate, explore, and cultivate their own creativity and
bring it fully to every project they undertake.

Please send resumes to alison.rand at hotstudio.com
Resumes should be sent as a PDF or plain text document. Please include URLs
of relevant work samples.

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