Patch.com: Interaction Designer

Posted by | November 1, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: New York, NY

URL: www.patch.com

About Patch
Communities
use Patch every day to make navigating local life easier and more
informed. We provide the neighborhood news and information you must
know; the best things to do; ways to buy, sell and save money; and a
platform to connect and share with your neighbors. And we need your
help.
About the Job
Patch
is redefining itself. Over the past three years, Patch has built an
amazing foundation of software, services, and staff and is poised to be
the essential destination for everything to do with where you live. We
have a lot of work ahead of us and we need your creativity and hard work
to succeed. Patch is a creative, collaborative, dynamic workplace. What
does that mean? That there are big opportunities to make cool stuff, a
ton of messy challenges along the way, and a great team to work with.
Although our roles are well defined and offer clear opportunities for
growth and advancement, you should also expect to collaborate so closely
with other team members that the boundaries blur. We’re in it together
and all pitch in to launch the best possible product.
Here’s how an interaction designer at Patch spends their time
  • Crafting stellar user experiences that elegantly balance user and business need
  • Applying UCD processes to design user flows, wireframes, and detailed interaction designs
  • Creating
    rapid prototypes (mockups, screen flows, interactive models, etc.) to
    test with consumers and integrate feedback through an iterative process
  • Working with researchers to learn about our users and validate designs
  • Collaborating with visual designers to integrate the visual brand and refine interaction
  • Collaborating with engineers and QA to implement the product
  • Evangelizing user needs and design rationale for features
  • Advocating for and delivering design excellence in everything we make
About You
We’re looking for someone to come share our vision for the future of Patch
  • 3-5 years designing interfaces for web. Mobile applications a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Web Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Computer Human Interaction or a related field
  • Strong
    understanding of basic UCD methodology. You should be comfortable going
    out into the world for inspiration and know how to validate your
    designs
  • Experience creating detailed sitemaps, workflows, wireframes, and interaction design specifications
  • Proficient with design tools such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Visio, OmniGraffle, and Axure
  • Experience collaborating with visual designers, developers, and product/project managers
  • Prototyping skills in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS a plus
  • Layout skills and an experienced eye for color & typography a plus
What We Need to See
  • Your resume
  • A
    portfolio demonstrating your best work, both finished product and your
    design artifacts, like sketches, sitemaps, wireframes, prototypes, test
    plans/reports, code samples, etc.

To apply: Send a resume to keith.daniels@patch.com

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