[JOB] Senior Interaction Designer, Burbank, CA, Walt Disney Animation Studios (Full-time)

3 Sep 2009 - 3:01pm
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Janet Berlin


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a *Senior Interaction
Designer* to join the team at our Burbank, CA studio.

The Senior Interaction Designer will be responsible for designing
interfaces and defining interaction standards based on user research,
business requirements, and technical requirements. They will
conceptualize and create designs, prototypes, and specifications to
inform and guide development efforts on new features and products.

The Senior Interaction Designer will play a significant role in our
software department by setting the design direction and UI standards for
our in-house applications. We are seeking creative individuals with
experience in Interaction Design, User Experience and Information
Architecture, who also have a strong understanding of the technical
challenges involved in the design of both desktop and web applications.


* Create simple but elegant visual designs and interaction models
that allow users to understand and manage large amount of complex
* Interact directly with artists and other users and participate
actively in user research
* Develop prototypes, storyboards, screen-flow diagrams, wireframes,
prototypes, page mock-ups and written text content to effectively
communicate interaction and design ideas
* Develop, document and maintain design requirements for new
products and product enhancements
* Work closely with engineering and production management team
members to ensure execution of design requirements
* Be a User Experience evangelist, ensuring business leaders and
executives understand the value of UX activities and helping to
develop and drive User Experience strategy for in-house applications
* Mentor other staff by providing design guidance and project support


* Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors, Graphic Design or related
field. Advanced degree preferred.
* 5+ years of broad experience in interaction design covering both
desktop and web applications as well as an extensive portfolio
demonstrating these skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent
presentation skills.
* Broad exposure to usability and user experience design via
academic training and industry experience
* A thorough and up-to-date knowledge of modern user interface
design principles
* Knowledge of human factors, user-centered design processes,
interaction design guidelines, usability methodologies, industry
standards and trends
* Experience in rapid and iterative design and development processes
in an Agile environment
* Prior experience with collaborating with software developers to
communicate and drive design implementations
* Knowledge of major multimedia, design, and operating system
software (Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks and Illustrator, Linux, Qt,
pyQt, HTML, CSS and AJAX/JavaScript)

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