[Jobs] Sr. IA/ID and Mobile Interaction Designer - San Francisco, CA

20 Mar 2006 - 2:50pm
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Nancy Broden
2005

Punchcut is looking for a Senior-level Information Architect and a
Mobile Interaction Designer in our San Francisco office. If you are
interested in either of these positions, please include the job title
in the subject of your email.

Senior Information Architect/Interaction Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Punchcut has an immediate need for a senior information
architect/interaction designer to join our User Experience team on a
contract basis. The IA/ID should have a strong understanding of the
user-centered design process and be equally comfortable working
independently and alongside other design team members. Excellent
written and oral communication skills are a must, along with solid
visual presentation skills. The ideal candidate should feel
comfortable working in a fast-paced creative environment!

RESPONSIBILITIES
o Perform heuristic audits
o Develop conceptual models
o Develop personas, scenarios and storyboards
o Define site structure, process flows, navigational models and taxonomies
o Create schematics describing page-level templates and components
o Write user interface specifications that capture proposed designs in detail
o Work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate the feasibility of
proposed solutions

QUALIFICATIONS
o 3-5 years of industry experience designing usable interfaces for web
sites and web-based applications and software products
o Education in Human Computer Interaction, Design, Human Factors or
ability to display formal understanding of design and HCI theory and
practice
o Strong understanding of the user-centered design process
o Understanding of technologies used to build web-based solutions
(HTML, DHTML, Javascript, Flash, etc.)
o Working experience with appropriate design tools including Visio,
OmniGraffle, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. as they relate to
documenting site architecture, navigation, interaction flows,
page-level feature and functionality
o Prior experience working in a client-facing capacity on projects
o Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
o Sense of humor and positive, flexible attitude
o Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
o Experience conducting user research desirable
o Prior experience in a consulting firm preferred

Mobile Interaction Designer

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Punchcut is looking for a Mobile Interaction Designer to join User
Experience team on a contract basis. The ID should have a strong
understanding of the user-centered design process and be equally
comfortable working independently and alongside other design team
members. The ideal candidate should have 2-5 years of experience
designing interfaces for mobile products and/or services and feel
comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative agency environment.

Responsibilities
o Perform heuristic audits
o Develop conceptual UI models
o Develop personas, scenarios and storyboards
o Define user task and interaction flows
o Create screen-level interaction designs
o Write user interface specifications that capture proposed designs in detail
o Work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate the feasibility of
proposed solutions

Required Qualifications
o 2+ years designing effective interfaces for mobile applications
o Undergraduate degree in relevant field and/or equivalent work experience
o Strong understanding of the user-centered design process
o Ability to communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale to
other members of the design, development and client teams
o Working experience with appropriate design tools including Visio,
OmniGraffle, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. as they relate to
documenting interaction flows and screen-level features and
functionality
o Focused attention to detail
o Sense of humor and positive, flexible attitude
o Ability to multi-task and work on several small-to-mid sized
projects in parallel
o Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills

Desired Qualifications
o Ability to create low or high fidelity prototypes in appropriate
markup language or technology
o Ability to write use cases for hand-off to engineering
o Domain experience in relevant technologies (J2ME, WAP/WML, SMS/MMS)
and platforms (J2ME, Symbian, Microsoft Smartphone)
o Experience designing for web-based, client software and/or product
interfaces (such as set-top boxes)
o Advanced degree in relevant field

Please submit your resume with a portfolio web site to
work at punchcut.com. Candidates are strongly encouraged to have an
online portfolio for best consideration.

This position is located in San Francisco, CA. Only candidates with
proper permits to work in the United States can be considered.
Punchcut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT PUNCHCUT
Punchcut is an interface design company. With a deep understanding of
digital technology and human behavior, we design and develop
intelligent user interfaces that engage customers, streamline
transactions, and enhance user experiences across channels - mobile,
web, and software.

Nancy Broden
User Experience Lead

PUNCHCUT // http://www.punchcut.com

We've moved! Please note out new address:
228 Grant Avenue, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

broden at punchcut.com
+1 415 445 8855 office
+1 415 445 8857 fax

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