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User Interaction Designer
Autodesk, Inc.
Waltham, MA, USA

Autodesk may not be a household name, but the products, buildings, games and movies created with our tools are known worldwide. We're a $1.5 billion company with a market cap that's risen faster than the S&P 500-stock index. We hold the number 25 spot on the BusinessWeek top 50 list of the best-performing large companies. Consistently in the Fortune Top 100 companies to work for, we believe in customer-orientation, innovation, and taking important risks. Autodesk gives its employees paid time off every month to do volunteer work and six-week sabbaticals every four years. We support quality of life!

We are recruiting for a user-centered product design team based in Waltham, MA near exciting downtown Boston and Cambridge, and located within sight of quaint New England country towns. Come join our team and have a major impact on our products and design processes.

Your Role:

This is your chance to help shape the user-centered future of model-based design tools in the building industry. As a User Interaction Designer for Autodesk Revit working on the Product Design team, you will be responsible for interaction design and usability for a product based on an emerging platform. You will champion our users' needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptual and detailed design of the user interaction for specific features (including low fidelity wireframes, task analysis, UI flow charts, and high fidelity Photoshop mockups representing appropriate layout and control relationships)
  • Assist in creation and maintenance of interaction and style guides for UI
  • Assist domain experts on the team with research and specification development
  • Coordinate and facilitate usability tests and other customer research to validate existing and future feature design (including paper prototype testing)
  • Provide expertise in user research activities including persona creation, heuristic evaluation, interviews, and site visits including ethnographic observation and/or CI
  • Track development issues and drive closure of design projects related to improving usability
  • Maintain familiarity with other Autodesk products to ensure compatibility with features shared across our product family

Your Attributes:

  • A portfolio demonstrating superior design skills and deliverables from a user-centered design process
  • Excellent skills in problem definition and analysis: Ability to identify and describe the "right" problem from a set of data of varying types
  • Communication skills: Verbal and written fluency in the English language; strong verbal and visual communication skills
  • A solid understanding of qualitative research methods to aid in design
  • Ability to determined best approach to complex problems
  • Contribute to projects from concept to conclusion
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in the details and the execution of the design, not just the initial concept phase.

Desired Knowledge/Skills:

  • An advanced degree or experience in an HCI-related subject
  • Ability to develop interactive prototypes and documentation to aid evaluation and development of designs
  • Technical background and/or a demonstrable understanding of modern software development processes and concerns as they relate to design
  • Previous experience designing for complex creative applications, 3d tools, and/or engineering analysis tools, and building industry applications a plus.
  • Expertise with design support tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Visio
  • 5+ years of professional experience doing interface design and usability evaluation/research

Autodesk provides one of the most exceptional compensation and benefit packages, including stock options for all employees, 401k matching, six week sabbatical after four years of employment, domestic partner policy, on going employee training and development, flexible work hours and more!

If you are an extraordinary person who strives for excellence, please apply at http://www.autodesk.com/careers - Job (59563) and contact denise.johannesson@autodesk.com.

Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.

Received: 11-Jul-06

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