Job Posting: Senior Interaction Designer - Bay Area, CA - Biotechology

18 Aug 2005 - 2:21pm
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kipp lynch
2004

Company: Limina Application Office, LLC

Location: Bay Area, CA

Position Title: Senior Interaction Design Consultant/Usability Specialist

Status: Contract ~ Full Time

General Description:
Limina Application Office, LLC is a small user interface research and
design consultancy based in Washington DC. Limina is looking for an
individual with excellent information architecture, user research, and
problem solving skills who can help meet the needs of our existing client
base in the California Bay Area. Limina is currently concentrating on
working with firms specializing in scientific instrumentation and
bioinformatics helping to drive consistency, usability, and
information-design-driven market differentiation across diverse and
integrated lines of software products.

Position Summary:
This individual must be an expert in creatively applying user-centered
design practices to develop effective interactive experiences for complex
desktop applications/software interfaces. Web based experience not
necessary, but a plus.

Specific Responsibilities:
- The GUI specialist will be working with Limina’s clients, leading design
solutions for the development of: Interaction models, Workflows, Wire
frames, Storyboards, UI specifications and Interactive prototypes.
- Translate system, business and user requirements into a cohesive
interaction model focusing on the users tasks and objectives.
- Conduct workshops to gather requirements and assist product management
in authoring functional user requirements documents for the interfaces.
- Work closely with Limina team mates as well as client product managers,
program managers, software engineers and quality engineers to develop
their designs.
- Work effectively with remote team members in multiple time zones.
- Some travel required (depending on location).

Necessary Knowledge and Skills:
- Deep expertise in user behavior and experience design techniques to help
drive the user-centered design process.
- Expertise and experience with a variety of user research and usability
testing approaches (including usability tests, surveys, site visits,
interviews, and focus groups).
- Ability to provide leadership in concept development.
- Experience writing proposals.
- Thorough knowledge of the Windows operating systems and MS Office is
required (knowledge of the Mac OS is a plus).
- Experience developing new client relationships, ability to maintain
positive and profitable client relationships.
- Ability to balance great design with meeting short deadlines.
- Must have a natural interest in technology with the ability to grasp and
distill highly complex issues.
- Able to produce results independently as well as collaboratively in a
team environment, demonstrating both self-motivation, good communication
and strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must be willing to take the initiative to ramp and develop an awareness
and point of view on industry developments and market needs.
- Working knowledge of prototyping tools.
- Experience working with biotechnology research and instrumentation
software is a plus.

Education:
- Bachelors degree in Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer
Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Information Science or related field.
- Minimum of 3-5 years experience designing software interfaces.

Salary: Time and Materials Based, at a rate TBD.

Candidates should be prepared to present a body of work that strongly
demonstrates user-centered design approaches.

Contact:
Online portfolio or samples of previous work must be included in your
resume or cover letter to be considered for this position. Please submit
your resume to jfukuda at limina-ao.com

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