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Senior Interaction Designers
Motorola, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Department Description

The user interface design team is multi-disciplinary design organization that employees a use case based, user centered design process. Key drivers of the organization are business strategies (customer arpu), brand building, usability and rich experiences. We leverage industry standard methods of observational research, performance testing, scenario building and use case development in our design process. The group is responsible for all aspects of User interface design: interaction style guides, screen by screen or step by step task flows, application design, sonification, light, graphics, haptics and animation. Key work partners are global and product marketing, system engineering, software development, industrial design, business group and advanced technology labs. The group is participant and contributor to front end planning process, customer requirement process and development processes. The UI design team is part of the consumer experience design group. The UI group is global (Beijing, Seoul, UK, Mountain View CA, Chicago/Libertyville IL. 100 plus staff cover 4 major UI platforms that ship in GSM, CDMA and 3G products. Software development is primarily proprietary C++, Java and Linux.

Scope of Responsibilities/Expectations

General UI Responsibilities: User interface design of key features and applications. Planning, conceptualization, design and implementation of user interface designs. Provide support for senior staff to ensure connectivity and growth of user-centric application designs between products and across platforms.

Build credible working level relationships with UI design staff, product marketing, software and engineering partner organizations as well as key customers. Drive knowledge share and creative flow of new ideas between studios and designers.

This position requires the successful candidate to support the formation of a user-centric point of view in key application areas that relate to evolving consumer needs. Key areas include messaging, multimedia management, digital imaging, personalization and community-building. This position requires a deep understanding of user-centric design processes and research. The position requires research and the formation of strategies and roadmaps that support world-class interaction design.

Senior Interaction Designer: In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of a UI Designer, the Senior UI Designer is responsible for designing large-scale features, mentoring designers, and leading projects.

Basic Qualifications

A 4-year bachelor degree in Graphics Design, Industrial/ Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Anthropology and/or Cognitive Science, from an accredited college or university, plus a minimum of 4 years of design experience. A Masters in a job related degree is equivalent to 2 years work experience.

Specific Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience developing and documenting use cases, task flows, screen and interaction design
  • Familiarity with information architecture and cognitive psychology principles
  • Ability to resolve and document detailed design and implementation issues
  • Sustained attention to detail from concept to implementation
  • Experience with usability testing or ethnographic research
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Self-motivated with a high level of responsibility and professionalism
  • Exceptional communication skills (writing, listening, presenting)
  • English proficiency required; Other languages a plus (particularly Mandarin)
  • Attention to detail
  • Practical knowledge of Visio, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Project
  • Experience working directly with implementation teams as peer partners

Applicants may apply by using either (or both) of the following links:

Received: 15-Oct-06

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