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Senior User Experience Designers
Eastman Kodak Company
San Diego, CA, USA

Opportunity:

Eastman Kodak Company, Corporate Design & Usability, is seeking talented Senior User Experience Designers who understand the interactive user experience and the power of digital photography. This team is committed to delivering best-in-class user experiences and holds ease of use as one of its three core value propositions. We are looking for people who are committed to championing design and usability as key factors that distinguish great products from good ones. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in user experience design, consumer product and/or software development, usability testing and research, and user interface requirements definition. These are contract positions in San Diego, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the user experience team to define the overall user experience for a suite of digital imaging products and software.
  • Lead the user experience definition for multiple digital imaging products and/or software.
  • Participate in product concept brainstorming and use case development exercises.
  • Identify problems and opportunities in existing user experiences through analysis of usability testing data and market research.
  • Design, conduct, and analyze usability tests, both in the lab and in the field, to evaluate designs thoughout product development.
  • Identify, keep track of, and resolve usability issues during product development.
  • Work and communicate effectively with multi-functional and sometimes multi- national teams representing hardware engineering, software engineering, industrial design, graphic design, and marketing.
  • Participate in heuristic reviews of product prototypes at various stages of the design process and communicate findings to the product development team.
  • Develop and maintain documentation defining user experience design requirements to the product development team. Influence product development teams and the organization to implement the solution that is best for the customer.
  • Champion design and usability as core components of the Kodak brand providing a competitive advantage.
  • Ability to prototype in Flash, Director, or Visual Basic a plus.

Qualifications:

  • MS or MA in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, or Interaction Design.
  • Minimum 3-5 years professional experience in interactive design and usability engineering.
  • 2-3 years professional experience in usability testing and user research.
  • Experience designing user interfaces and user experiences for consumer electronics products and/or software.
  • Experience defining and conducting lab-based usability tests, as well as analyzing and creating clear design recommendations from the results.
  • Experience with conducting longitudinal field research.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both in person and in writing.
  • Ability to use graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Experience developing user interface requirements documentation, including workflow diagrams in a program such as Microsoft Visio.
  • Skilled at influencing product development teams to implement customer- centric solutions.
  • Experience maintaining high quality user interface specification documentation.
  • Experience with of digital imaging products and software.
  • Thorough understanding of iterative user experience design process.
  • Ability to think creatively and to champion innovative design solutions.
  • Experience creating prototypes using programs such as Macromedia Flash and/ or Macromedia Director.

Environment:

The positions are based at Kodak San Diego Systems Division, a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, product development organization. The positions are organized as satellites of Kodak Corporate Design & Usability in Rochester, NY, a talented and creative design organization specializing in human factors, human/computer interaction, industrial design, graphics design, and new media interaction design. This organization is helping redefine the experience of digital imaging, with a company-wide charter to envision, design, and deliver compelling, dynamic, and engaging imaging products and services.

Contact:

Please email a Word version of your resume to lois.schmidt@kodak.com and make the subject header of your email "User Experience Designer"

Received: 12-Dec-05

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