JOB: Lead Interaction Designer, Brooklyn, NY, full-time

4 Feb 2009 - 5:11pm
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Stephan von Muehlen
2008

Company: EnergyHub
Job Title: Lead Interaction Designer
Location: Brooklyn, NY

EnergyHub is a venture-backed startup developing consumer electronics
that reduce home energy consumption and save consumers money. We are a
growing team of engineers and designers who share a passion for
elegant user-centered design and are dedicated to finding innovative
solutions to today’s energy and environmental problems.

We’re looking for an experienced interaction designer to guide the
development of beautiful, pixel-perfect graphical user interfaces for
embedded, mobile, and web-based applications.

You are a talented designer who can think strategically while paying
close attention to details. You approach design problems with empathy
for clients and users. You are highly collaborative and are
comfortable managing and giving direction to other members of the
team.

Responsibilities:

* Design engaging and powerful data-driven user interfaces for both
stand-alone devices and web-based applications in the context of user
experience
* Lead user research—including observation and interviews—to better
understand our audience and their needs, affinities, and
capabilities. Continually assess the usability of our products
through many iterations of each design
* Work independently and with the team to create wireframes, system
flows, iconography, and other user interface elements, while setting
design standards and monitoring design consistency across all
projects
* Work with the Design Director to establish and manage relationships
with independent contractors as needed to execute the finished
designs
* Produce documentation and functional specifications of interfaces.
Work with software developers to implement and validate your designs

Qualifications:

* Broad knowledge and advanced skills in systematic visual design,
branded applications, and user interface design. Solid understanding
of information architecture and user-centered design principles are a
plus
* Demonstrated experience and proven track record in
application/software design
* Demonstrated ability to manage short and long-term projects,
working independently and with teams and consultants while meeting
identified deadlines and schedules
* Prior experience in designing consumer-oriented interfaces
* The ability to drive research, communicate findings, and make
research findings actionable
* Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or a
related program and a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
OR
5 or more years as a designer of digital media

Preferred Qualifications:

* Advanced degree in human-computer interaction, visual design,
and/or information science or related field

Please respond with resume and portfolio to designjobs at energyhub.net

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