Sr. UX Designer
HTC - Seattle, WA

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Position: Senior Designer
Location: Seattle, WA

About the User Experience Design Team
Over the past 6 years, HTC's Global UX Design team has created the vision for HTC Sense, HTC's branded, cross-platform user experience. During that time, HTC has transformed from a device manufacturer into a global consumer brand. The UX design team provides design strategy for all of HTC, and collaborates directly with product teams in Taipei to bring new designs to market. We are a smallteam with the feel of a startup and the backing of a company with over $15 billion in annual sales.

Our process relies on the collaboration of exceptionally talented individuals within an integrated cross-disciplinary teams to create products that offer functional benefits and emotional resonance to our target audiences.

What you get to do everyday:
  • Participate in user and market research to understand the needs and desires of our target audience
  • Develop scenarios and storyboards to communicate design concepts to team members, product groups, and executives
  • Synthesize external design input and feature requests
  • Design, build, and test interactive prototypes to iterate and evolve your design concepts
  • Deliver detailed information architecture, interaction and visual design specifications to product teams
  • Investigate, kick off, and evangelize design initiatives based on design research
  • Present and evangelize design concepts to internal and executive teams
  • Accurately judge level of effort for individual/team design contributions
  • Manage design process, project schedule, and relationships with HTC's engineering and marketing groups in Taipei
  • Track design related issues
  • Contribute to an evolving design culture and process at HTC's UX Design team group and throughout HTC's worldwide design organization

What you bring to the role:
  • 5 or more years of interaction design experience, including significant non-Web interaction design work
  • Experience shipping multiple products from concept to creation
  • Experience working with and influencing a multi-disciplinary team of UX designers/researchers, planners, engineers, business development, product planning, and sales.
  • Experience in designing both hardware and software user interfaces (mobile device interaction design experience is a major plus).
  • The visual design skills to produce professional-quality interaction design concepts and specifications. You need not be a graphic designer per se, but the quality of the design of your deliverables must be commensurate with the high caliber of the content.
  • BA/BS in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Computer-related Design, HCI, Human Factors, or closely-related field (masters degree is a plus).
  • Expertise in the major graphics tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Visio/Omnigraffle) and at least one prototyping tool
  • Strong project management and communications skills and willingness to be a team player

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