[JOB]AEC User Experience - Senior Interaction Designer, Manchester, NH, Autodesk, Full Time

28 Aug 2009 - 2:05pm
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Kate Russell
2009

*Please contact hiring manager directly at diana.brown at autodesk.com*
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*AEC User Experience - Senior Interaction Designer***

*Your Role***

Do you thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment? Are you a creative
problem solver who enjoys collaborating with motivated individuals from
diverse backgrounds? Do you have the drive to make things happen?

If so, this is your chance to help shape the future of design tools for the
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries. As a Senior
User Interaction Designer for the AEC User Experience team you will be
responsible for the application of user-centered design methods and
practices to the creation of best in class applications for the civil
engineering industry. Specifically, you will be responsible for the
research, design, prototyping, and specification of product experiences that
meet demanding quality standards and that exploit new technologies to
capitalize on emerging industry trends. You will work with local and remote
design, development, and quality assurance teams to guide your work through
the software development process to deliver innovative, exciting, and
emotionally engaging products that solve real customer problems.

*Responsibilities***

Lead and support other members of the User Experience team by:

- Driving research, analysis, conceptual design, and detailed design
phases of the product development process for one or more projects
- Establishing and tracking project goals, design tenets, and design and
usability requirements
- Planning, conducting, and documenting user research such as heuristic
evaluations, field observations, interviews, focus groups, workshops, and
surveys with other designers and researchers to understand user needs.
- Iteratively designing solutions that satisfy project goals,
requirements, and design tenets based on research, design patterns, and UI
standards.
- Documenting design solutions through sketches, wireframes, storyboards,
UI flow charts, high fidelity mockups, and interactive prototypes
- Planning, conducting, and analyzing formative and summative usability
testing and other user research to validate existing and proposed designs
- Documenting and presenting the findings of research to a variety of
different audiences
- Partnering with the development team to drive the successful
implementation of designs and to resolve implementation issues
- Assisting in creation and maintenance of interaction and style guides
and pattern libraries
- Providing training and leadership by example in user-centered design
methods.
- Providing leadership by contributing to improvement in methods and
deliverables to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the team
- Representing the AEC User Experience team and Autodesk in the design
community through participation in conferences and industry gatherings
- Maintaining familiarity with other Autodesk products to ensure
compatibility with features shared across our product family

*Your Attributes***

- A portfolio demonstrating superior design and research skills and
deliverables from a user-centered design process
- Demonstrable understanding of modern software development processes and
concerns as they relate to design
- Excellent skills in problem analysis including the ability to identify
and describe the "right" problem from a set of data of varying types
- Verbal and written fluency in the English language
- Strong verbal and visual communication and presentation skills
- Interact with and influence others effectively via teamwork and
diplomacy
- Ability to adjust to changing priorities
- A solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research
methods
- Ability to solve complex problems and drive projects from concept to
conclusion; work independently, manage multiple tasks, and set priorities
with direction or feedback from management and teammates
- Demonstrate interest in the details and the results of the design
process, not just the initial high-level concept.

*Desired Knowledge/Skills***

- An advanced degree or equivalent experience in an HCI-related subject
- 7+ years of professional experience doing interface design and
usability evaluation/research
- Previous experience designing for complex creative applications, 3D
tools, and/or engineering analysis tools (civil engineering industry
applications a plus)
- Experience with a range of low, medium, and high-fidelity prototyping
tools
- Experience with ideation techniques such as brainstorming and design
workshops

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