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  • 23 Oct 2014 10:33 PM | Anonymous

    Volunteers are needed to help build  an interactive walk-through of an Ebola Treatment Unit designed for the World Health Organization (WHO) Training Center in Liberia.  UX specialists, game designers, developers, simulation and online training experts are invited to join the hack-athon 5pm Friday Oct. 24 to 4pm Sunday Oct. 26 at the Living Computer Museum in South Seattle. The prototype will be used to gain support for a more comprehensive tool covering the entire set of training material used by the WHO to combat the Ebola virus.  Details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ebola-training-hackathon-by-shift-labs-tickets-13747825115

     

  • 08 Oct 2014 6:14 PM | Anonymous member

    If interested then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com. 

    User Research Moderator (contract)

    Location:  Redmond, WA

    Start:  ASAP

    Position Type:  Contract

    Contract Length:  6 months to start, likely to extend

    Work Space:  Research for confidential consumer products

    Pay:  $ DOE

     Job description:

     •         A User Research Moderator builds experience and expertise with research  tools and processes to empower User Researchers to focus on research planning, study design, project planning, product team relationship management, and ultimately driving user research insights into improving the user-experience for games and entertainment products.

     Primary responsibilities:

     •         Confidently demonstrates the ability to implement study session design, as provided by a User Researcher, to ensure optimal quality and efficiency of data collection throughout qualitative and quantitative research activity supported.

             Confidently demonstrates expertise of research tools and processes required to conduct designated research activity.

             Coordinates user research study schedules by contacting prospective participants and screening them for availability and profile qualifications.

             Supports User Researchers or other team members with administrative responsibilities related to testing research activity, as directed by the lead moderator.

             Contributes to non-testing research activity tasks, such as, but not limited to:

    o    Miscellaneous research projects

    o    Data coding

    o    Gratuity fulfillment

    o    Confidentiality documentation processing

    o    Lab and facilities maintenance

    o    Tools and tech development testing

     Qualifications:

     •         General knowledge of, and working experience with, human observational research, experimental design, and questionnaire research.

             Resilient personality; Must look for opportunities to adjust through applied feedback, must be able to shift focuses quickly.

             Must be extremely detail-oriented

             Must have excellent interpersonal skills. This person will be working in a true team environment. Experience working consistently in collaboration with others is ideal.

             A BA/BS in Psychology (cognitive, experimental, or social), HCI/HFE, or experience in Human Factors, or User Research is preferred, but not required.

    If interested then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.

  • 02 Oct 2014 8:10 PM | Anonymous member

    ***I am posting this to network with local members and see who you might know.  If you know someone interested in this role and they live local to the London, U.K. area, then please send email to me at tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Referrals are welcome.  Thank you.***

    User Research Specialist

    Location:  London, U.K. (client not willing to consider candidates who need to relocate)

    Start: November 1, 2014

    Contract Length:  9 months, very likely to extend

    Work Space:  Video game research

    Pay:  $ DOE

    Job description:

    • ·         A User Research Specialist leverages their experience and expertise with qualitative and quantitative research methodology, and relationship management, to influence games and entertainment product teams to improve the user-experience by driving insights generated from applied user research into the development process.

     Primary responsibility:

    • ·         Confidently demonstrates the ability to communicate with product team stakeholders, locally and remotely, and accurately identify critical research questions to be investigated through strong relationship management practices.
    • ·         Confidently demonstrates the ability to consider cost, timeline, and philosophy to determine the appropriate research method to apply to an outstanding research question.
    • ·         Designs, forecasts, and conducts user research studies, and acts as the primary communicative liaison between the product team and Research Operations PM.
    • ·         Establishes deadlines associated with analyses, reports, presentations, and projects, and works closely with Research Operations PM to ensure timely and polished delivery of responsibilities.
    • ·         Effectively assesses when a work item needs to be directly-owned by a User Researcher, and works closely with Research Operations PM to delegate otherwise trainable tasks to a URA or Moderator, based upon competency appropriateness, available staff bandwidth, and priority.

     Qualifications:

    • ·         General knowledge of, and working experience with, human observational research, experimental design, and questionnaire research.
    • ·         Must have participated in major research projects that involved running tests and analyzing data; working in an applied research or product development environment; and, presenting results to critical audiences is a plus.
    • ·         Must be able to work quickly and independently.
    • ·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with, and persuade, varied audiences and argue for results (both orally and in writing) is a plus.
    • ·         A BA/BS in Psychology (cognitive, experimental, or social), HCI/HFE, or experience in Human Factors, or User Research is required.
    • ·         An MA/MS or PhD in Psychology, HCI/HFE, HCDE, or related field is preferred.
    • ·         General knowledge of popular computer and video games and game culture are required.
    • ·         Must be a ‘gamer'--likes to play games either on the PC and/or current gaming consoles (Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Wii).

    ***I am posting this to network with local members and see who you might know.  If you know someone interested in this role and they live local to the London, U.K. area, then please send email to me at tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Referrals are welcome.  Thank you.***

  • 18 Sep 2014 12:41 PM | Anonymous member
    ***HIRING*** Ethnographer / Field Researcher on contract in the Redmond, WA area.  Need someone with Master’s or Ph.D. in the field along with 3-4+ years of work experience.  May consider candidates who are out of state and willing to relocate at their own expense.  If interested then please email me at Tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

  • 03 Sep 2014 5:53 PM | Anonymous member

    Hello.  If you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

    ***HIRING*** Usability Researchers with 2-4 years of work experience to work on contract in Redmond, WA.  Must have experience running studies from beginning to end on your own.  Work with product teams to determine needs and set research goals, then design and execute studies to meet those goals.  Experience with experimental design, human observational research, and questionnaire research is desired.  Personal interest in video gaming is a plus.  

    Hello.  If you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

  • 27 Jul 2014 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    HP Helion
    Senior UX Designer – HP Helion

    THE ROLE

    HP has been a consistent leader in defining next-generation computing platforms, and we are doing this again with #HPHelion and the next-generation open source computing platform. More than 2,000 enterprise customers and 37% of the Fortune 100 use our cloud solutions today and serve as the foundation for HP Helion. HP is the #1 private cloud provider in the world. We are a leader in OpenStack and Cloud Foundry foundations and communities. HP is committed to investing billions of dollars in HP Helion products, services, technologies and programs, and the global reach of HP Helion, over the next three years.

    We are in search of a passionate Senior User Experience Designer to join our growing HP Helion Cloud UX team. This is a crucial role in which you will lead the user-centered design process to create meaningful experience concepts, and to execute on those concepts. Strategic thinking, innovative vision, modern design aesthetics, and ability to work across the organization and build consensus are critical for success in this role. Ultimately, driving complexity to ground and making it elegant, intuitive, and powerful for end users is your goal.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This role will drive the user experience design process from discovery through implementation. In this position, you will work with a team of UX designers who are responsible for collaborating across Engineering and Product Management to produce a unified experience for HP Helion’s public, private, and hybrid cloud product offerings.

     

    This is not a position for UI development, web page design, or graphic art.  This is interaction design for the enterprise IT community.

     

    Working closely with the Director of User Experience, you will be responsible for

    • DESIGN:
    • Performing qualitative and quantitative research to uncover user needs, perceptions, and preferences
    • Developing workflows and wireframes to effectively communicate interaction and design concepts
    • Assessing and optimizing the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in usability testing/user research and interpreting analytics data
    • Developing and maintaining user-interface specifications and design patterns
    • Driving the end to end user interaction design process
    • COLLABORATION:
    • Designing world class experiences in collaboration with members of the User Experience, Engineering, and Product Management teams
    • Presenting an defending your designs to multiple stakeholders
    • DELIVERY:
    • Presenting design concepts and deliverables to stakeholders and product team members
    • Delivering innovative, engaging prototypes using the latest in front-end technologies
    • Supporting front-end engineers with final development of HP Cloud products and ensuring flawless design delivery
    • Fulfilling several project requests simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines
    • Being a tireless advocate for the user

     

    DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    You will have many of the following skills and attributes:

     

    • Portfolio of past work including completed designs, concepts and wireframes, design specifications, and final deliverables that clearly demonstrate both thought process and design skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Human-Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Digital Design, Psychology, Information Architecture, or related field
    • User Experience and Design:
      • 5+ years’ of experience in an Experience Design role, preferably solving complex, enterprise, and B2B design problems
      • 5+ years’ experience performing user research and usability validation
      • 5+ years’ experience in building user and task flows using products such as Omnigraffle or Visio
      • 5+ years’ experience creating wireframes and prototypes using tools such as Omingraffe, Axure, UXPin, Balsamiq, or native code
      • 3+ years’ experience using the Adobe Creative Suite
      • 3+ years’ experience with enterprise user experience design
    • Strong understanding and demonstration of user centered design principles and techniques
    • Strong understanding of the kinds of experiences made possible by current digital technologies.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with development teams to understand the problem domain and design solutions that meet user needs
    • Ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent leadership, communication, project management, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated self-direction, ability to lead other creatives, and manage priorities.
    • Grace under pressure. Comfort in ambiguity. Humor in the face of adversity.

     

    Brownie points if you have:

    • Master's Degree in HCD, HCI, Digital Design, IA or similar
    • Cloud Portal design experience
    • Experience in Cloud, OpenStack, open source solutions and communities
    • Solid knowledge in design and prototyping tools, and knowledge of the latest web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript·       

     

    Amybeth Quinn
    Talent Acquisition Consultant
    Helion Converged Cloud
     
    amybeth.quinn@hp.com
    P: 360-212-9770
    M: 425-998-8327
    Hewlett-Packard Company

     

    Want to learn more about #lifeatHP? Follow the conversation on Twitter, learn more about our global teams on Facebook, and hear in their own words on our blog and YouTube channel from employees around the world why they chose to #Work4HP.

     

  • 01 Jul 2014 6:18 PM | Anonymous member

    Hello, if you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

    Usability Assistant (contract)

    Location:  Redmond, WA

    Start:  ASAP

    Position Type:  Contract

    Contract Length:  12 months

    Pay:  $ DOE

     

    Job description:

    We are looking for candidates to run our data collection and research studies. The position will include equipment set up, transportation, recruiting and scheduling participants, and moderating studies on  Campus and in the field.

     

    Required qualifications:

    •             Basic computer skills, proficient in MS Office

    •             Must have valid driver’s license and ability to lift 50 lbs

    •             Experience in User Research, Data Collection, or HCI

    •             Must be trustworthy with no criminal record

    •             Has excellent communication skills and can give clear, precise direction and feedback

    •             Can quickly adapt to changes in protocol or tasks

    •             Available to work occasional nights of weekends if needed

    •             Is a fast learner

    •             Has experience in a leadership type role and is comfortable facilitating groups of people

    •             Is able to problem solve and make decisions

    •             Can work quickly and calmly under clear time restrictions

    •             Can work independently without direct supervision

    •             Is comfortable learning and working with new software and technology

    Hello, if you are interested in these roles then please email your resume to tyrel.lucke@compucom.com.  Thank you.

  • 30 Jun 2014 6:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POP is seeking a contract interaction designer for an exciting opportunity to work on a top consumer-facing e-commerce website. This is a 9-week contract working on-site with our client in Bellevue.

    Full details available on POPagency.com

    http://www.popagency.com/careers/seattle/interactiondesigner-contract/


    ·       Collaborate with a creative team of visual designers, product owners and business analysts to define the optimal user experience

    ·       Create and document interaction design concepts with site maps and wireframes that illustrate site structure, flow, general layout, navigation controls, and informational relationships

    Required Skills

    ·       Experience in information architecture, diagramming and interaction design

    ·       Proficiency in Axure or a similar design tool

    ·       A minimum of two years of experience in the user experience field, preferably at a digital agency

    ·       A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Library Science, Human Factors or related subject is preferred

    ·       Excellent time management skills demonstrated by the ability to work independently on a tight deadline

    Your Character

    ·       You are a strong problem solver

    ·       You have an engaging digital portfolio that includes some of the following: B2C or B2B websites, e-commerce sites, online community portals, desktop software, mobile applications or product interface design

    ·       You have a proactive, constructive, and committed attitude; you demonstrate great follow-through

    ·       You have excellent communication and collaboration skills

    ·       You have an extreme attention to detail

    Contract Details

    ·       This contract runs from July 14 2014 – September 19, 2014

    ·       This job is located in Bellevue, WA

  • 14 Jun 2014 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This is a position in my group that may not be posted on the Careers site yet. You can contact the Manager for this position directly at chriskil@microsoft.com or contact me for more information: theano.petersen@microsoft.com.
     
    Do you love building website experiences that are beautiful and interactive? Do you start thinking immediately how to code wireframed interaction models? Do you love being a part of the iterative design process? Want to work on a high-visibility developer web property that is a locomotive for the new Microsoft?
     
    The Office Developer Content Publishing Site Experiences Team is looking for a web developer with great technical depth to help us engineer web experiences for Office.com/developer. We need a creative problem solver willing to take on challenges and help us code innovative solutions for content delivery in a variety of formats including articles, videos, and dynamic, interactive experiences.
     
    Responsibilities
     
    ·         Develop, maintain, and customize customer website experiences using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for Office.com/developer
    ·         Perform debugging, testing, and bug-fixing
    ·         Participate in planning and design reviews
     
    Qualifications
    ·         4+ years web development or related software development experience working in a continuous deployment environment
    ·         Minimum 2 years of experience with web technologies and platforms (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, etc.)
    ·         Comfort with using prototyping and design tools and converting comps and wireframes into code
    ·         Experience working with XML, XSLT, DTD/XSD
    ·         Working knowledge of SQL
    ·         Experience deploying websites to Microsoft Azure strongly desired
    ·         Experience building interactive controls strongly desired
    ·         Strong communication and negotiation skills
    ·         Strategic thinking and problem solving skills
    ·         Ability to learn, document, and apply new technologies, tools, and publishing processes
    ·         Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across multiple teams--within and external to our organization
    ·         Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field is preferred but real-world working code is more important
    ·         Please provide a portfolio for review
    Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
  • 13 Jun 2014 12:53 PM | Anonymous member
    SMITH, a leading digital experience agency, if seeking a VP, Experience Design to be located in its Seattle office. Learn more at www.smith.co or apply at SMITH's online careers site.

    VP, Experience Design (XD)

    Location: Seattle

    Description:

    The VP, Experience Design (XD) is responsible for leading the team of Creative and Art Directors, Designers, User Experience Architects, Content Strategists, Copywriters, and Editors to create exceptional, on-brand, insight-driven experiences for our clients. This role brings a strong strategic and creative perspective to the table, and excels at envisioning and delivering solutions that customers love while directly impacting our client’s business. This role can sell big ideas to our clients and articulate the idea’s merit and business value to both the client and account team.

    Who you are:

    • A strong leader who can mentor, guide, and support members of the Experience Design staff, champion exceptional experience design inside and outside the agency
    • A trailblazer who can inspire creativity and innovative thinking while leading the conception, design, and creation of world-class experiences
    • A creator who can produce creative and experience briefs to communicate strategy, concepts, priority, and value that clearly direct the creation of on-brand, impactful interactive experiences

    What you’ll do:

    Reporting to the Chief Experience Officer, the VP, Experience Design engages in long-term client relations with a dedication to deep understanding of the client’s business, markets, and brand aspirations. This is a senior position within the SMITH team, supporting business development, account expansion, and the development and execution of account strategies in partnership with Account Executives, Marketing Strategists, Planners, and Technical Strategists.

    • Take responsibility not only for the strategic direction and excellence of the creative work
    • Contribute to the acquisition, maintenance and enhancement of customer relationships through outstanding communication and design execution
    • Contribute to account planning, strategy development, and long-term value creation
    • Work closely with clients to understand their markets, business models, and goals, and create design strategies and meaningful solutions to further those objectives
    • Provide direction and feedback to creative, user experience, and editorial staff to ensure design execution exceeds expectations and delight clients and their customers
    • Manage staff performance, deadlines, and client satisfaction

    What we look for:

    • BS/BA degree in Interactive Design, User Experience Design, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Communications, or related field. MS/MA degree; experience in user research and testing a plus
    • 10-15 years experience in an experience design role such as creative director, experience director, or interactive designer, within digital, professional services or marketing agencies
    • Experience directing industry-defining creative solutions in the digital interactive space
    • Proven ability to manage multi-disciplinary creative teams, providing leadership, inspiration, mentorship, and support
    • Strong knowledge and point of view on the evolution of multi-channel experiences and the collision of communications, culture, commerce, community, and technology

    What grabs our attention:

    • Proven ability to develop big ideas and execute flawlessly in a fast-paced, collaborative, ideas-driven culture
    • Exceptional presentation, communications, and storytelling skills
    • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, high tolerance for ambiguity, and dedication to innovation


    About SMITH:

    SMITH is one of North America’s leading digital experience agencies and global commerce service providers. Creators of transactional brand moments for humans living in an all-channel world, SMITH is proud to serve some of the most important and highly recognized brands on the globe, including Microsoft, Cisco, Motorola, Nestle, Sam’s Club, Xerox, and MasterCard. The synthesis of more than three decades of combined experience, SMITH is a digital experience agency grounded in strategy and intelligence, experience design, and technology solutions. The company is headquartered in Seattle and has offices in Atlanta, Portland, Spokane, and Ottawa. Learn more at www.smith.co.

    SMITH is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    To apply online, go to:

    http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ASCENTIUM&cws=37&rid=93    
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