Google Inc.: Google: Interaction Designer – Chicago

Posted by | September 3, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://www.google.com/jobs

This position is based in Chicago, IL.
The area: User Experience
We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” We’re ardently interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their behaviors, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, copywriters and Web developers who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.
The role: Interaction Designer
As a Interaction Designer, you will work closely with engineers and product managers throughout all stages of the product cycle. If you’re a critical thinker with a good design sense, a strong technical background, and an eye for making things better, and if you’re looking for a job where your work can have an impact on the web experience of millions of Google users, then this is the role for you.
Responsibilities:
  • Help define the user model and user interface for new and existing Google products and features.
  • Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Gauge the usability of new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 4 years of relevant work experience, including demonstrated experience in designing usable web-based interfaces. Expert HTML skills.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript for rapid prototyping purposes.
  • Strong, clean visual design sense.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

To apply: For immediate consideration, please apply at this URL:

http://www.google.com/jobs/application/application?source=37sig&loc=us&action=add&job=Interaction+Designer+-+Chicago

Please ONLY apply online. Emailed resumes will NOT be considered.

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