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Product Designer in Residence

at Studio 9+ in CA 94025   —   Jul 04, 2014   |  
Studio 9+ a startup accelerator that is dedicated to successful investment in talented entrepreneurs. Peter Relan, Silicon Valley, has created over $120 million value with his last 3-4 ventures in successful large, small and secondary exits. With his talent for identifying ideas and developing people - he has now hand selected a team of Builders to become the backbone of 9+. Together they dedicate themselves to launching classes of top entrepreneurs with incredible talent and ideas and bring meaningful products and solutions to market.

9+ is looking for a Product Designer in Residence to join our team to drive the interaction design across all of our companies, which are focused on direct-to-consumer and viral B2B products and services in mobile computing, tablet computing, big data, infrastructure platforms, and wearable computing. This is a truly exciting and unique opportunity to create and be responsible for the user experiences for a set of next generation products.
The Product Interaction Designer must be quick-witted and passionate about designing products the right way for the people who use them. This means you’re also good at:
Understanding the complex systems, processes, and relationships of people and products.
Creatively solving problems at all levels of detail: from the big picture to the nuts and bolts.
Representing the "User Experience," translating requirements into defined specifications and inspire engineering teams to develop the right products.
Owning the design of the most impactful user interface-related features and participating in the product definition process.
Significantly influencing product strategy and direction.
Working with our 9+ teams to translate business and marketing goals into the best product solutions for our companies.
Developing and maintaining design mockups, usage scenarios, prototypes, specifications, navigation maps and other design documents.
Developing expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary products and bringing new ideas to the team.
Defining innovative user interfaces and interaction styles that result in improved user productivity.
6 - 10 years of experience.
High degree of creativity, interaction design and problem-solving ability.
Uncanny drive to design the best user experience in the world.
Deep understanding of and experience with several platforms such as mobile, Windows, web and Mac technologies.
Experience and knowledge in the following: direct-to-consumer and viral B2B products and services in mobile computing, tablet computing, big data, infrastructure platforms, and wearable computing.
Strong software design communication skills. (Ability to communicate one’s ideas through design).
Proven track record and a passion for designing compelling, award-winning user interfaces.
Excellent presentation skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to be a team player.
A great portfolio of work; samples of interaction design work is a must.
Expertise in visual design tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is expected.
BA/BS degree or equivalent in Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Product or Interaction Design, or a related field.
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