Interaction Designer
Ask.com - Oakland, CA

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Us

Join the #1 brand and top Web property focused on answering people’s questions. At Ask.com, we’re building a next-generation Q&A service – spanning both the Web and mobile devices -- that combines the power of search with insight from real users. Our proprietary algorithms crawl the web for question and answer pairs (400 million and growing), fueling one of the biggest Q&A databases on the Web. This unique technology, combined with answers from real users in our community, makes Ask.com the most comprehensive Q&A service around. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action. When you work here, you know your contributions will have a direct and immediate impact on the company. We are serious about creating and maintaining a company culture that is both innovative and fun, and we’re looking for great people to come join our team.

The Role

Interaction Designers at Ask play a pivotal role in the strategy, conception and design of groundbreaking digital products. We are seeking Interaction Designers who have solid experience connecting customers to brands through intuitive trans-formative user experiences.

You

A proven Interaction Designer with solid understanding of user centered design principles.

Your Task

Participate in the creation of product concepts while inspiring team members

Translate abstract concepts into simple and elegant product designs

Create detailed wireframes and page flows

Participate in user testing and review sessions to gather feedback and translate into insights

Work closely with fellow Creative, Product Managers and Engineers to ensure the quality of your product

Strong ability to and understanding of the importance in communicating horizontally and vertically when pursuing product team goals

Your Skills

3+ years experience in an Interaction Designer role

Solid understanding and demonstration of user centered design principles

Good understanding of what types of experiences are made possible by current digital technologies

Ability to develop simple and elegant design approaches to complex design problems

Strong desire to actively collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills

Ability to switch between different projects in a fast-paced environment

Work with grace under pressure

Strong presenting, verbal, written, and visual presentation skills.

Natural ability to distinguish between “good” and “great” work

Desire to nurture teams to deliver results

A true understanding that product teams succeed sooner by trial and experimentation

Understanding that prototyping can be done at various levels of fidelity and have experience executing and leading that work

Familiarity with Adobe CS Suite design products.

Comfortable working with Omnigraffle or similar wireframing applications.

Adept at communicating ideas and intentions into action items.

Self-driven to offer innovative solutions and employ best practices.

Looks for opportunities to create outstanding UI with every project.

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Ask and you shall receive, especially when it comes to the Internet. Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves) operates an online question-and-answer...