Lab49: User Experience Designer

Posted by | April 26, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: New York, NY

URL: http://www.lab49.com

UX Designer
Summary
 
Want to design and create novel, high-impact software
applications? Want to work in an environment committed to excellence, where
creative design is respected and innovation is a core strategic value?
In short, if you’re smart and productive, creative and
driven, Lab49 is the place for you.
Lab49 is hiring top-flight User Experience (UX) Designers to
drive the user experience design of cutting-edge financial systems.
Our projects offer talented design professionals
wide-ranging creative challenges and demand from them the highest quality of
design and execution. You will have the opportunity to work
shoulder-to-shoulder with exceptional colleagues and have the power and
responsibility to shape the way users feel about the software they use.
Description
UX Designers at Lab49 create next-generation user interfaces
for the financial services industry, applying skills in graphic arts, cognitive
science, human-computer interaction, multimedia, and software technology.
As fully integrated and
immersed members of Lab49’s multi-disciplinary project delivery teams, UX
Designers are peers to UX Architects and Software Engineers on client
engagements. They are involved throughout the client engagement lifecycle, from
pre-sales presentation and proposal, through project analysis and conception,
to technical implementation and delivery. They are the principal contributors
of information design, interaction design, visual design, animation design, and
usability design on client engagements.
Responsibilities include the
development of sketches, drawings, low- and high-fidelity wireframes, paper and
electronic prototypes, project design guides, illustration assets (such as
splash screens, icons, charts, tables), and applicable technology-specific
styles and templates. The standard working toolset for UX Designers is
Adobe Creative Studio.
The ideal candidate will have a blend of design skills and
technical understanding sufficient not only to imagine an interface but to
present and realize it as well. An educational background in art, design,
cognitive science, or human-computer interaction is preferred. Knowledge of
financial services is a plus but not required. Excellent communication and
presentations skills are essential.
Innovative Design in Financial Services
The financial services industry offers many unique design
challenges: massive quantities of structured and unstructured data, real-time
data streams that update faster than the human brain can register, time-sensitive
interpretation and response times, unparalleled information density,
interactive and efficient data visualization, custom input devices, and global
user groups of varied levels of experience, domain knowledge, and technical
facility.

Desired Skills
& Experience

Requirements

Excellent layout, graphic design, and illustration skills

Effective presentation and communication skills

Strong time-management and self-organization skills

Ability to offer and accept consistent critique of design work

Ability to find multiple high-quality, valid solutions to design solutions

A portfolio is required.
Nice
to have, but not required

Background in visual design (art, interactive design, motion graphics, print
design) is desired and valued but not strictly required

Proficiency with technology or financial services is a plus but not a
requirement

To apply: Send a resume and work samples and/or portfolio to jobs@lab49.com

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