I had a disheartening discussion with a programmer at our office yesterday. He felt that we should not "waste our time" with prototypes, or even wireframes! He said that our creative director found the wireframes limiting, and ended up giving back to us exactly the layout that was provided in the wireframes. I explained that the process of wireframing and prototyping helps work out the flow of content, the page requirements, online interactions, and serves as a guide for design. And I said that many designers I'd worked with had been able to interpret the wireframes just fine.
Apologies if this is inappropriate but I thought it might be worth a shot to see if any of you fine folks knew of openings for an interactive designer/information architect around the Portland-Freeport area. I'm making the move in October & scouring the interwebs for a new agency to call home.
I've attached my resume in pdf format. It would be greatly appreciated if you had any guidance for me. Hopefully I'll be seeing some of you around town soon!
RPA (rpa.com) is looking for a couple of people to help with user experience design efforts alongside our existing teams. As a User Experience Designer, you will work closely with Project Managers, Creatives and Engineers through numerous stages of the product development cycle. You will be involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from ideation to implementation.
You will help to define the user model and user interface for new and existing projects.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with an
industry-leading company at a time of rapid growth and innovation.
Join a team defining the way people experience multimedia products in
a whole new way.
As a Senior Art Director UX in the User Experience group, your key
responsibilities will encompass leading and hands-on product ideation
and exploration with an expert understanding of user experience best
practices and the application of the experience within a wide variety
Join an innovative team of cerebral, creative thinkers, who are
pioneering communications applications of tomorrow! Our industry
leading client in Center City Philadelphia is searching for an
Interaction Designer with 2-5 years experience, preferably in an