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Funding1M-5M USD
IndustrySaaS, Games, Mobile, Software
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Web/Mobile Product Designer

at Pong Works in IL   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
The Product Designer’s primary role will be to define and design the presentation layer of a large scale enterprise management tool, as well as other UI interfaces that tie into the central ecosystem. The core product is web based. Early planning points to an adaptive/responsive design to account for large resolution screens as well as tablet sized-devices. Additional interfaces may include native tablet or phone applications as well as potential desktop solutions. The Product Designer will be focused on creating a highly functional but simple and consistent experience to help build a state-of-the-art, conceptually and technologically modern enterprise tool for an industry with high turnover.
Next, the more important stuff... The Product Designer’s secondary role will be to help design and prototype a handful of other web and mobile applications, some of which we’ll build just to see if we can get any traction. Creating and learning and experimenting is key to innovation, and we fully encourage it.
Collaborate with other product designers to design and prototype the presentation layer of a web based enterprise tool, detailing every step, screen, click and interaction of the user interface, using whatever means necessary to convey the design concept or language to a development team
Collaborate with other product designers to establish a design language and style guide
Work with UI developers and software engineers to help define APIs and establish API/data/scripting standards to ensure designs can perform optimally and be easily understood
Have general understanding of products from a technology and business perspective
Work with UI Developers and business analysts to establish A/B testing procedures, to gather and analyze feedback data, and to apply learning with new design experiments.
Communicate with end users to get detailed feedback. May include surveys, email outreach, onscreen requests, forums, etc..
Have fun. Be yourself. Be creative. Be professional. Think modern. Occasionally play ping pong.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is preferred
3+ years product design experience, ideally for web or mobile, with at least some enterprise experience
Comfortable with writing and editing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery
Understanding of technologies such as XML, JSON, and AJAX
Have a general (or better) understanding of modern interaction theory, user experience concepts, testing and feedback tools, language and browser capabilities, etc..
Passion for usability and aesthetics
Design project portfolio
Excellent communication skills
Ability to learn and adapt in a rapidly changing environment
Experience in usability testing is preferred
An interest in visual or other arts is cool with us
Experience in .NET environment and Visual Studio is desired
Excellent Ping Pong skills are not required, but we love a challenge
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