Thursday, December 17, 2009


The company is developing a very cutting edge web and mobile product and they are in need of a strong graphics designer to make it look a lot better. They need someone who can do a lot of icon design work as well as mobile centric graphics work to spice up their image and site. They are looking for someone with strong, innovative type designs.

Below are a couple of lines about what they are looking for:

The candidate will be working with our lead ux/ui designer to create:
· Web icons, like for advertising categories

· Likely need some cool mobile-centric graphics that we can include throughout the site as it looks a bit bland right now

· Help with buttons and nav header images

They need this person to start as soon as possible for an 8 week contract role, give or take. This role is in Lexington, MA.

If this is a good fit or you know someone else that would be good, please contact me below. Thanks.

James Parselle

310 966 7231

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Call for contractors, ISITE, Cambridge, MA

ISITE in the Cambridge Innovation are looking to build a bench of folks so that when the work hits, everybody is ready to go.

They're looking for a senior people with 5+ years of UX experience (with at least 3 years in agency) who can lead the UX portion of full-service interactive projects. They need to be able to:
· Lead client discovery and user research
· Collaborate with a web strategist
· Design the UX for complex medium to large sites with an eye toward how brand, copy, and visual design come together in a holistic experience (in collaboration with a visual designer and/or copywriter)
· Transition the site designs to development and analytics
· Lead/perform usability testing

Please contact:

Monday, November 9, 2009

UI Designer

Short on details, but big on promise. Contact David Gordon to see what he has to offer. He's looking for a UI Designer/UX Designer:

"I [David Gordon] am working with a pre-public company that is seeking to build a world class UI. They are looking for a senior person with experience in a high traffic consumer web environment. The company is located across from the Public Gardens in Boston. Please feel free to forward."

David Gordon
651 Washington Street, Suite 210
Brookline, MA 02446
617-566-6121 x 304
617-566-6124 (fax)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Interaction Design Internship, IDEO, Boston

Position Summary:

IDEO helps companies innovate. We design products, services, environments, and digital experiences for organizations seeking new ways to provide value to their customers. IDEO creates visible and tangible strategies for innovation and executes all aspects of design and development, from conception through production.

IDEO is looking for interns to work for 3 -6 months in our Boston location.

Key Activities:

Design Interns work collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams and with our clients. IDEO's human-centered design process involves careful observations of people; gathering insights from those observations and other creative perspectives; exploring and defining design opportunities; helping to define strategy; creating tangible design expressions; and communicating the essence of these ideas. Being a designer at IDEO means you do a lot of listening, observing, brainstorming and iterating with a group of people with backgrounds very different than yours. This diversity of thought and approach results in breakthrough ideas that lead to innovative outcomes.

The ideal candidate has strong visualization and prototyping skills in addition to being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams.

Additional Skills Required:

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work across a range of projects, from product interaction to software tools and applications for the web. Prototyping and production skills are essential, as well as a passion for design and a point of view about your work. Please indicate your specific roles and contributions for each project submitted as part of the portfolio.

All Intern candidates must

be passionate about their craft/area of specialization
demonstrate a clear “point-of-view” relating to their design
play nicely with others (IDEO is a very team-oriented culture)
be self-directed toward excellent work outcomes
Technical Skills Desired:

Information Architecture; Conceptual Model Design; Visual UI Development Required tools: Flash (including actionscript); Illustrator; Photoshop Desired tools: Final Cut Pro; After Effects; Hardware Prototyping tools such as Arduino

Please note that we are only considering students who are in the midst of their education or who will be returning to school following the internship. You can apply online at or e-mail Maria at directly.

Visual Interaction Designer, IDEO, Boston

Position Summary:

International design consultancy IDEO is seeking a Visual Interaction Designer for our Boston office. The candidate should be a design thinker and craftsperson, be able to thoughtfully contribute in a team environment during a project’s user research and concept development phases, and be passionate about expressing interactions in visual form through clear and creative user interfaces. The responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the project, but the candidate should be comfortable participating in all parts of the user-centered design process and with creating deliverables at varying levels of fidelity: from quickly communicating a concept’s value proposition to final artwork and specifications delivered to a developer.

Candidates should have a background in visual communication and 3+ years of professional experience in user interface design. He or she should possess a broad understanding of related deliverables including information architecture diagrams, interaction flows, wireframes, screen mockups, interactive demos, animation, design of behavior interactions, and UI specifications. The position will require designing interactions for many mediums including web, mobile, medical/consumer devices, and vehicles. A portfolio that focuses on a single medium, such as the web, is acceptable only if the candidate can also demonstrate interest and ability to apply his or her skills more broadly.

Qualified candidates should have led the design of one or more complex applications or services and a have a general understanding of the methods involved, including participatory design, rapid iterative prototyping, and asset optimization.

Additional Skills Required:


o 3+ years visual UI experience.

o Strong visual communication skills with a dedication to detail and consistency.

o Be able to work collaboratively with other disciplines including communication, industrial, environmental, engineering, and business designers.

o Understand user-research and testing methodologies.

o Contribute to product/service ideation and concept development.

o Translate high-level objectives and design principles into interaction flows and information architecture diagrams.

o Create visual UI designs that embody product/service function and brand, including production screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, buttons, icons, etc.

o Communicate design rationale verbally and visually to colleagues and clients.

o Knowledge of practical benefits and limitations of relevant technologies.

o Design and prototype interface transitions.

o Proficient with the Adobe CS4 suite.

Please include either your portfolio in pdf format or a link to your portfolio in your application. You can apply online at or e-mail Maria at directly.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Visual Designer, Acquia, Woburn, MA

Acquia is looking for an exceptional visual designer to work on a contract to permanent basis. We're looking for someone who is fast, truly talented and passionate about great design with an appreciation for usability. In this role, you'll collaborate with internal creative, marketing and engineering teams to identify the vision of an entire site, page, UI component or advertisement and bring it to life.


3-5 years of experience designing user interfaces, workflows and various other creative assets.

Strong graphic design & typography skills.

Experience designing for theme based CMS packages.

Experience with Fireworks.

Online portfolio demonstrating all of the above.

Based in our Woburn, MA office, close to major highways and commuter rail.


Drupal theming experience.

Experience with user centered design principles

Experience with HTML, CSS and Jquery skills.

Experience with Flash & actionscript.

Experience working in an Agile environment.

Contact if interested.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Senior Web UI Designer, 6 month contract, Greater Boston

We are looking for a very solid UI/UX Designer for a 6 month contract around the Newton area in MA.

The company is a fast paced, high energy mobile and web firm that is working on some cutting edge products. They are building a very high profile product for the company and need a senior level designer to help them with it. They are redesigning their platform from a UI and end to end flow perspective. They need someone strategic enough that can define and plan it out from end to end on the UI side. They need a mixture of senior UI and User Experience. Someone that can build basic prototypes, get immediate user feedback, change it as needed and test again.

Person must have excellent written and speaking skills. They will not pay for travel expenses so this person must be in the Boston area.

If interested, please reach out to me. They are actively interviewing for this role now.

James Parselle
310 966 7231

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lead User Experience Designer and Developer

POSITION TITLE: Lead User Experience Designer and Developer

COMPANY: Kadient, Inc. (

LOCATION: Wannalancit Mills

175 Cabot St, Lowell, MA

Job Summary:

Kadient has been growing at a tremendous pace and is now looking for a UI/UE Rock Star to build innovative designs that have a lasting impact on our brand, product and users. We are looking for a talented Lead User Experience Designer to help define, create, and test the user interface of our web-based product. You would be the only visual/UI designer in the company. As such, the interaction and user interface of every product would be designed and implemented by you. Our ideal candidate will have deep experience with the entire user-centered design process: from researching user needs to building polished interfaces. This role reports directly to our SVP of Products.


Guide technical and business teams in user-centered design principles
Promote usability best practices
Design the UI architecture, interface, interaction flow and aesthetics of web applications
Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, visual mockups and graphic assets
Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
Build upon and expand established style guides and UI patterns
Present design work to product and executive teams for review and feedback
Able to quickly create high-fidelity prototypes and iterate towards production-level quality

3-5 years of interaction design work, focusing on user interfaces and user experience for web-based business applications
An obsession with detail and analytical approach when it comes to UI. You must have ease of use and user-centric design in mind at all times
Experience building tested, robust, easy to use interfaces on top of complex systems and data
Expert knowledge of presentation layer technologies including standards compliant HTML, DHTML, CSS, Javascript and AJAX, in addition to design tools, especially Photoshop
Familiarity with the technical considerations needed when designing for dynamic .NET and AJAX-based web 2.0 applications
Experience with .NET and VisualStudio is a strong plus
Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research) is a plus
An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating related experience
Experience in a dynamic, early stage business environment.
Company overview:

Kadient's on-demand software helps sales teams to dramatically increase productivity. Simply put, we give salespeople access to the strategies, tools and resources they need to sell, when and where they need them. We have an early stage company culture, investment by some of the region’s premiere venture capital firms, cutting edge products with an enormous market opportunity, and the strength of an existing marquis client list into which we are expanding our value.

Kadient was recognized by CRM magazine as a 2008 Market Leader in the category of Sales Force Automation (SFA) for the second year in a row. In 2009, the company has introduced an innovative integration with both and Oracle On-Demand, embedding its application directly into the SFA applications.

Advantages of working at Kadient

Participatory environment in which leadership/ownership is encouraged, expected and rewarded.
Dynamic company that is bringing innovative products to market.
Opportunity to work on exciting offerings with tangible business value and broad customer reach.
Growth opportunities for high performers with a passion for learning.
Supported by a marquis client list, you have the rare opportunity to be part of an established company offering an entrepreneurial environment as we build a new business.

To Apply:

Forward resume and cover letter to

Friday, October 16, 2009

Senior Interaction Designer, Constant Contact, Inc. Waltham MA

We’re looking for an experienced, talented interaction designer with proven experience designing leading edge web applications. Join our growing user experience team to implement, plan and refine industry-leading user interfaces for existing and new web-based products and services.


Drive designs from ideation to implementation with agile, cross-functional teams.
Collaborate with the user experience team to define and evolve the overall design of our products.
Develop and run usability tests and conduct additional user research as needed.
Create mock-ups (paper, Axure, and optionally HTML) and interactive prototypes for internal reviews and usability testing.
Create and maintain UI specifications such as online style guides and standards documents.
Skills and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in design related field including interaction design, industrial design or human computer interaction.
5-8 years of interaction/interface design experience.
Experienced in the creation of compelling and original user interfaces for software or services. Experience with SaaS products a plus.
Expert in user-centered design methods and best practices
Knowledge of online coding languages, limitations and expectations including but not limited to HTML, CSS, Flex and JavaScript
Working knowledge of design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Passionate about customer focused research and applying it to create effective interaction designs.
Well-organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
Excellent written, oral and visual communicator; able to articulate relevant technical and complex interaction design issues. Attention to detail.
Motivated self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.
Team player with the willingness and ability to put in the extra effort to create outstanding user experiences
Desire to work in a fast-paced, success-driven environment.
Please bring examples of your interaction design work and deliverables (wireframes, specifications, mockups)
Constant Contact offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary and stock options. Our benefit package is comprehensive and includes Medical Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; 401(K); 529 College Savings Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts; Paid Vacation/Holidays; Short Term Disability; Long Term Disability; Tuition Reimbursement; Adoption Assistance; and, an exciting Stock Option Plan!

If you desire to make a difference, are committed to bringing the highest quality of service to our customers and are looking for a "once in a lifetime" opportunity, send us your resume and salary requirements for consideration.

Please apply online at

User Experience Engineer, SeaChange, Acton MA

This candidate will join our user experience team to produce design and usability guidelines, GUI standards, user profiles and personas, wire frames, logic diagrams, functional specifications and other user experience documents. In this role the candidate will work closely with other organizations to ensure that user interface designs meet product requirements and user needs. In addition, this person will collaborate with other offices to ensure a consistent experience across all SeaChange products.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Solid understanding of user experience activities, standards and visual design principles
Strong collaboration skills, effective communication skills, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to inspire others
Experience working with cross-functional teams and external users to lead, produce, and document user experience activities
Understanding of web development technologies such as CSS, Javascript, and AJAX
Desired educational background includes a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Information Science, Human Factors, Information Architecture, Usability, Graphic Design, or related field
US Citizen or permanent resident

You can find the details below and candidates can apply on-line at

Senior Software UI Designer / Developer, Authoria, Waltham

Basic Purpose
Helps to design the next generation user experience for a suite of web based applications used by millions of users. Translates complex business problems into intuitive software solutions. Creates compelling functional prototypes of new user experiences and product features. Helps with implementation of user interface elements. Investigates and evaluates new concepts and UI technologies. Operates under general supervision. Reports to the Director of User Experience. Typically requires five to seven years of Web, Internet related design and development experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

60% Designing and building user interface prototypes for web based applications:
• Works with product managers and business analysts to refine software requirements and evaluate design alternatives.
• Builds functional high-fidelity UI prototypes to get customer feedback and continuously iterates over designs to improve the user experience.
• Works with engineers to ensure that UI designs are technically feasible and can be implemented within release timeframes.

20% Implementing user interfaces for web based applications:
• Builds reusable user interface controls.
• Helps engineers with implementation of user interfaces for new features by creating UI assets including graphics, css, html, and javascript.

10% Defining UI standards and performing UI reviews to ensure compliance with standards.

10% Investigating and evaluating cutting edge browser based presentation technologies.

Essential Education, Skills, and Environment
Education and Work Experience
Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, interaction design, human factor and/or visual design (or equivalent). Typically requires a minimum of five to seven years of web, internet or networking related development experience.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Required Technologies: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery), Ajax, Photoshop, XML
Desired Technologies: XSLT, Velocity, Flash
Required Skills:
• Passionate about creating rich user experiences with a proven track record of designing innovative and compelling web-based interfaces (Portfolio required)
• Must possess a relentless attention to detail, a gifted eye for aesthetics and the ability to quickly grasp and distill highly complex matters.
• Ability to brainstorm well with others (designers, engineers, and product managers) and give and take constructive feedback
• Exceptional understanding of fundamental design and usability principles
• Excellent understanding of cross-browser standards compliancy
• Ability to create final graphic and other UI assets for flawless design implementation.
• Expert-level knowledge of graphic design tools such as Photoshop
• Good communications, time management, and interpersonal skills.
• The ideal candidate is not afraid of a blank white board.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
General office environment. Some stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.
Mark L. Munzer
Director of User Experience
Authoria, 300 Fifth Avenue, Waltham MA 02451
(W) (781) 419-7076 (C) (781) 760-5892 (F) (781) 530-2003

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Senior Interaction Designer, IDEXX Lab, Portland, ME

Please apply via our job site:

IDEXX Laboratories is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, to improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 4,500 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.

The IDEXX User Experience team works on a variety of products from touch screen interfaces for medical analyzers and web applications to desktop software for our digital imaging and practice management products.

If you’re a creative interactive design professional with excellent collaboration and communication skills then we’d like to hear from you.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A key contributor to user experience initiatives and projects, this position is responsible for:

  • Teaming-up with usability engineers, and business and technical staff to understand and refine product requirements
  • Ideation and interaction design of innovative interfaces that meet the needs of our users and business partners
  • Building prototypes and simulations of user interfaces
  • Collaborating with visual designers and usability engineers
  • Working cross-functionally with internal customers and development teams (proficiency with “devspeak” is a plus)
  • Producing wireframes, flow diagrams, detailed specifications, other design related documentation
  • Contributing to the style guide and design pattern library to document a common approach to IDEXX user interface design
  • Participating in user research definition and observing usability tests
  • Being an advocate of the user-centered design process and contributing to the overall user experience of IDEXX products
    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; course work at undergraduate or graduate level in graphic design, computer science, psychology, biology or human factors is desirable.

    EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years experience with interaction design for products; prior exposure to medical applications and software design is desirable.

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate for this position will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Excellent visual, analytical and conceptual problem solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to design, prototype and document user interfaces
  • Ability to work collaboratively with product management, development, QA, visual design, and usability engineers in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize patterns in design and user research findings and make practical recommendations for changing the UI standards
  • Working knowledge of visual design software such as Axure, Visio, Fireworks and Photoshop
  • Familiar with user-centered design philosophy and process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a multi-team cross-functional environment
  • Strong leadership skills

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment, 15% of time will involve travel

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    UX/UI Designer, HubSpot Inc. Cambridge, MA

    HubSpot seeks a rockstar UX and UI software designer to join its
    product development team.

    Where others see annoyances in everyday life or in a webapp, you see
    opportunities for UX improvement. You have a blog about UX or design
    because these things seem obvious to you and yet the world is
    shocklingly awful at it. You think being obsessive about minutiae in a
    webapp is perfectly normal and makes a difference. Putting it all
    together, you want a company where you can help build software that
    impacts the daily lives of thousands.

    Day to day duties:

    * Inventing new interfaces for our SAAS application using
    wireframes, direct customer input, business-side strategy, and UX
    * Providing the art and front-end design elements to create the
    sense of professional polish and high product quality necessary for
    our business customer base.
    * Rolling up sleeves to edit and tweak front-end CSS and HTML.
    * Working very closely with our agile scrum-based development team
    in our month-long sprints and frequent product releases.
    * Brainstorming big-picture changes to the product behavior and
    user experience.

    Qualities/ Experience:

    * High wattage. We move fast and change a lot so we look
    exclusively for folks who have the intellectual chops to keep up and
    push the envelope with us, regardless of their role or function in the
    * UX sense and analytical ability. You excel at inventing and
    tuning the smoothest and most intuitive user experience from macro
    product-wide IA all the way down to on-page workflow and interaction.
    * Art gene. You can create beautiful, visually polished graphic
    work. This is important because professional polish affects the
    perceived quality of our product and has a real effect on our
    * Edit-level code ability. Even if you are not the ideal person to
    build frontend code, you a comfortable editing frontend code to
    accomplish UX and design changes.
    * Team player. Our Engineering process is Agile scrum and very
    team-focused. You must be able to not only play well with others in
    that kind of environment, but actually excel in it.

    College or graduate degree in design would help you stand out. But
    frankly if you are self-taught and your portfolio of work demonstrates
    your ability to rock it in design, that works too.

    Things You Should Understand About HubSpot in General:

    * HubSpot has a strict NO JERKS policy.
    * We are an MIT-minded company started by a bunch of Sloan MBAs
    and we really like it that way. At HubSpot, we dream in graphs and
    our native tongue is Spreadsheet Speak. Our data might be the most
    metrically driven data you've seen. That's right, we are metrics
    freaks. We measure EVERYTHING, all the time. If you are not part of
    the Spreadsheet Appreciation Society, you will not have a good time
    working at HubSpot. The right candidate will understand perfectly what
    we mean and will smile upon reading this bullet point.
    * This is a position with tremendous growth potential. This role
    will develop and maintain relationships with senior executives as well
    as stakeholders in our sales, marketing, and service teams. You will
    talk a lot to customers, both internal and external.
    * Since HubSpot is a highly collaborative and transparent
    environment, you will not be isolated. This role will own a variety of
    cross-group, strategic projects based on evolving business needs.
    * Our compensation model takes into consideration that you have to
    pay the bills, save some money and have some fun. Options are a sexy
    benefits but...they don't pay the bills right away.
    * Our culture is fantastic. Ask any of our employees.
    * We offer a flexible, progressive, best practices workplace with
    less than 2% employee turnover.
    * Our people are the best talent in the world.
    * We are a flat organization and politics are at a minimum.
    * Your brain will be used.
    * Your ideas will be implemented.
    * Benefits are excellent, better than many start ups at our stage.
    * The opportunity here is the best one currently available in
    Cambridge or possibly the world.

    About Us
    HubSpot ( is a SaaS Inbound Marketing firm. HubSpot has
    won a number of awards and been recognized by organizations such as
    NEDMA, Mass High Tech, MassTLC, AlwaysOn, Red Herring, MITX, and
    ad:Tech. HubSpot and its products have also been featured in various
    media and publications including The Wall Street Journal, Boston
    Globe, The New York Times, ABC News, Mashable, and TechCrunch.

    This job listing is also available here:

    Sunday, September 20, 2009

    Interaction Designer,


    Lead efforts to better understand how to make our customers happy.
    You should know how to run an effective usability test, interview customers about their pain points and design a survey that helps a company better understand its customers. A big part of your job will be supporting business goals by identifying opportunities that come out of user research.

    Work with business owners and software developers to define new features and functionalities for our web-based products.
    The product development/user experience team at BuyerZone works at the intersection of business strategy, technical capabilities and user needs. You should have experience pulling product requirements out of these various groups and turning those ideas and rules into written specifications for our online products.

    Design simple, effective user interfaces and product workflows.
    You will need to have the skills, experience and talent to design new interfaces for our products, from conceptualization to implementation, using wireframes, interaction diagrams, sketches, story boards and/or simple to fancy mockups.

    Encourage productive communication across a range of teams, colleagues and skill sets.
    Do you like to wear many hats? Can you talk strategy with a product manager, then go back and forth with an engineer over how to best execute on that idea? You’ll need to be a superlative communicator who can synthesize feedback from a variety of sources and turn complex concepts into simple explanations for mixed company.

    Stay on top of new technologies, interaction design trends, and best practices in usability.
    This is a team that believes there’s gold in keeping up with the user experience/usability community and learning from the various outlets that provide insight into where the best approaches are going next. You should know who’s leading the conversation and how to plug into it.

    Skills and Experience

    • 3-5 years of interaction/interface design experience on web or desktop applications.
    • Passionate about customer focused research and applying it to create effective interaction designs.
    • Experience with working in a product development role. Gathering product requirements and creating documentation/defining requirements in support of development efforts will be a key part of this role.
    • Strong foundation and skills in user interface methods and a strong visual and interaction design sense. In-depth knowledge of online products and workflow best practices.
    • Working knowledge of design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
    • Understanding of front end Web development processes; HTML and CSS skills a plus.
    • Experience working with Web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Omniture and/or Unica NetInsight.
    • Well-organized with strong communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously across multiple teams.
    • Motivated self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Sample of Web site work and/or portfolio will be requested.
    • B.A. or B.S. required, ideally in a design-related field

    And Finally…

    10 words that would describe an ideal candidate:
    Talented, intelligent, fun, detail-oriented, web savvy, organized, collaborative, outgoing, inquisitive and empathetic.

    P.S. – BuyerZone is an organization that embraces understanding the user experience in order to succeed as a business. We run regular usability tests of our products, have been conducting user surveys for almost a decade and have strong executive support of the user experience/product development function. This is a place looking for someone who can take full advantage of their talents and experiences to bring a new level of excellence to the company.

    About BuyerZone
    BuyerZone is the leading Internet company that helps business buyers and sellers find each other. As a top business purchasing matchmaker for small and large firms, our platform intelligently aligns buyers with relevant suppliers so everybody comes out a winner.
    We help thousands of buyers every day, and have facilitated more than $13 billion worth of transactions since we launched our flagship Request For Quotes service in 1992. Our company has earned multiple accolades including being recognized as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Companies in the Boston area for five years in a row. Behind these impressive stats, we have kept a lively, start-up culture that thrives on innovation as we continue to create new products and services for the B2B lead generation and marketing space.
    If "B2B lead generation and marketing" sounds stodgy, think again. BuyerZone is fast-paced, growth-oriented, energetic, fist-pump-in-the-air, smart, fun, imaginative, cooperative, customer-focused, hang-out-with-your-coworkers-worthy, and entrepreneurial.
    People who are smart and hard-working but also know how to laugh and enjoy themselves and each other will click with the BuyerZone crew. Hardworking employees deserve pampering, so we enjoy year-round activities like Red Sox games, harbor cruises, and the weekly happy hours we affectionately call “Beer Thursdays.”
    If you want to have a real impact in your workplace and are driven to succeed, we invite you to check us out.

    Please send resumes, cover letters and/or links to a great portolio to with “Interaction Designer” in the subject line.

    Thursday, September 10, 2009

    Senior Product Designer, ICI, Waltham

    The Senior Product Designer is a Human Factors generalist that creates
    next generation web based products by working with marketing, product
    management, and product development and ensures that a user-focused,
    high performance, high commitment environment is developed and
    maintained. Senior Product Designers drive the product design process
    through all phases of the product lifecycle from product/feature
    conceptualization through prototyping and detailed user interface/
    functionality design to implementation and are responsible for
    innovative information organization structures, interaction designs,
    page-level content organization, navigation, and prototypes of
    systems. The Senior Product Designer works as the chief user advocate
    on each project team. They are responsible for promoting user needs
    within an overall structure of deliverables that integrates the
    recommendations of the project team regarding user experience. They
    have demonstrated superior analytic skills and an ability to translate
    business and task requirements into workable, efficient solutions for
    the end-user. Likewise, they have demonstrated knowledge in using the
    latest web technologies, including execution of Ajax, Java and GWT.

    Required Skills:
    • Must have a strong portfolio of past work assignments available.
    • 5+ years experience in a commercial software product company.
    • BA/BS or advanced degree preferred in Human Factors, Human-Computer
    Interaction, Industrial Design, Cognitive Psychology, or a related
    field or demonstrated comparable experience designing commercial
    software products.
    •Demonstrated current experience with designing B2B and B2C web-based
    products or web sites.
    • In depth knowledge of User Interface Design principles, Human
    Factors, User-Centered Design Processes, Interaction Design
    guidelines, Usability Testing Methodologies, web-industry standards
    and trends, platform standards, software development process, and
    • Ability to translate audience, technology and other key product
    requirements into effective UI design solutions.
    • Experience designing prototypes and writing design documents to
    effectively communicate functional behavior to stakeholders.
    • Experience influencing product development teams to implement
    customer-centric solutions.
    • Experience creating, running and analyzing user-centered test
    regiments and incorporating these activities and resulting data into
    overall UX design processes.
    • Proficient using graphic imaging and design tools such as Photoshop,
    Illustrator, DreamWeaver, MS Visio, MS Visual Design Studio, etc.
    • Innovative, creative problem solver with an eye for detail and
    • Knowledge of web technologies such as application and web servers
    (Knowledge of Java and GWT technologies a plus)
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives
    • Experience performing UX within an Agile SDLC or variation thereof.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
    • Ability to work in a dynamic multidisciplinary team.
    • Proven team player.

    • Knowledge in good execution of Ajax

    • Working knowledge of HTML, XHTML and CSS coding.

    David Gordon
    651 Washington Street, Suite 210
    Brookline, MA 02446
    617-566-6121 x 304
    617-566-6124 (fax)

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Senior Interaction Designer, Carbonite

    Carbonite delivers easy-to-use, affordable online backup services for consumers and small business worldwide. During the past three years Carbonite has acquired nearly half a million customers in over 100 countries through direct marketing and channel partners including major PC manufacturers, retailers / e-tailers, ISPs and other software companies. Carbonite's vision is one in which its products are available everywhere and become the choice for PC and Mac users worldwide.

    The Position

    The Interaction Designer will join the Engineering organization and function as a rotating member of the product development team. S/he will work closely with both Product Management and Engineering to create user-testable prototypes. The Interaction Designer will produce initial designs and testable prototypes, perform usability tests, serve as our resident design expert, and help teach others in the organization about UX best practices.

    Your Primary Objectives

    First 3 months

    • Come up to speed quickly on all of Carbonite's products and become an expert on the user experience for each
    • Understand the existing strategic vision, product roadmap and usability-related projects underway
    • Develop initial designs, wireframes and testable prototypes based on user and business requirements for 1-2 projects
    • Consult on specific usability challenges, provide design guidance, and run usability tests on solutions.

    4 to 12 plus months

    • Provide tangible design improvements in new products and our existing product line, by developing their user interface and measuring success in the field.
    • Identify critical usability considerations for our major product offerings and web interfaces, recommend significant design improvements, and work closely with the team to bring the improvements to market.
    • Gauge the ease of use of interfaces and how well interfaces meet business goals
    • Perform heuristic usability reviews
    • Assist with usability testing
    • Make prioritization recommendations for suggested UX improvements
    • Work with graphic designers, front-end and back-end developers to identify and implement UX improvements

    Key Challenges You Will Overcome

      • Coming up to speed rapidly on products' user experience and development process
      • Integrating your work seamlessly into our Agile development cycles
      • Helping to foster a user-centric design culture at Carbonite
      • Balancing UI improvements with tight development timelines and technical constraints

    How Your Success Will Be Measured

      • Quality of wireframes and user-testable prototypes
      • Ability to create usable designs based on established design principles (usability will be assessed through user testing)
      • Ability to work closely with engineering to make changes in the product
      • Ability to integrate yourself into the organization and work effectively in a cross-functional team

    Desired Skills and Experience

      • Master's Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Human Factors/Ergonomics or similar discipline or equivalent experience
      • Five or more years’ experience in usability and user experience design
      • Expert in user-centered design principles
      • Front-end HTML development skills (HTML / CSS / Javascript /Flash) to facilitate prototyping, not necessarily for production code.
      • Graphic design skills a plus
      • Experience in user testing
      • Experience working in an AGILE development environment a plus
      • Demonstrated history of improving user experience

    Characteristics that will make you successful at Carbonite

      • Passionate about usability and well-versed in its principles, concepts and literature
      • Test and data driven
      • Very smart, driven, gets things done
      • Roll-up-your-sleeves attitude
      • Results-oriented
      • Detail-oriented
      • Works well with different functional groups (w/ Product Management, Engineering, etc.)
      • Communicates effectively and appropriately: good news fast, bad news faster
      • Highly organized, able to multi-task
    Contact Kate Morgan

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Entrepreneur, User Experience/Interaction designer to join an MIT Start-up


    Recently funded, we are a small young group and are expanding our team ahead of the product launch planned for this year. We are looking for a top-notch, user experience designer to complement our current design capabilities.

    In addition to a base cash salary, compensation will include an equity portion.


    Location: Boston/flexible


    We recently raised a round of funding, built a basic version of the product starting from a prototype, and are now looking to bring on board a person on the design team ahead of public launch, expected later this year. This is an exciting time for our business, so if you are looking to make a ton of impact working with a small team, we want to hear from you.

    The founding team includes :

    1. An MIT PhD, Sloan MBA, Worked with Mckinsey, Lehman
    2. An EECS grad from Cornell, An I-Banker from UBS
    3. An MIT EECS grad, with experience, passion building online systems


    We are building an internet startup (Web 2.0 type), in financial services. The offering is a first of its kind, meaningful interactive platform, clearly differentiated through implementation of unique information structuring and design principles applied to financial information (patent pending)

    Over the last year, the team has converted what was a mere idea to a product where the “aha” jumps out. The present go-to-market stage is an exciting time for us, and we are looking to launch the platform in a few months.

    People in our close group of mentors and advisers call it as taking a 'Big swing at a large space' : The unique platform, executed right in the marketplace, will be disruptive to the I-Banking business. We expect to redefine at the fundamental level, how individuals, both institutional and retail, access and use business news/information, and how corporations raise capital from public.


    If you want to be an internet entrepreneur / or want to do it again, this is a dream job.

    Prior to launch, as we collect more data, we expect to make significant improvements to the current design and interaction, in addition to designing and incorporating large chunks of new features for the site. The product presents a unique design challenge arising out of rich set of interactions desired between social networking features, and a complex set of structured financial content, while maintaining simplicity of interface. As such interest and comfort in understanding and designing social networking features, while working with complex content structure, will be a plus. In addition, following characteristics will be great assets:

    1. Solid track record for user experience and Interaction design

    2. Comfort/ passion for working through complex information architectures and abstracting into a powerful UI

    3. Experience, deep interest in working through user personas, use cases to design and brainstorm powerful UIs

    In addition, the incoming member will be engaged with all parts of the venture, including marketing, content, monetization strategy. The role will evolve quickly as the business grows, with significant flexibility and opportunity to assume different positions.

    This is a great opportunity for someone who would be excited about joining a business that could be worth a few billion dollars in the 5 year time-frame.

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Interaction Designer, Constant Contact, Inc.

    Constant Contact, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact® champions the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships. Constant Contact's leading email marketing and survey products—supported by our expert personal coaching and service—help all types of small businesses and organizations create professional-looking email newsletters and insightful online surveys, and begin a dialogue with their customers. Today, more than 250,000 customers worldwide trust Constant Contact to help them connect with their audience.

    Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Constant Contact was ranked 628th on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States in 2007. Constant Contact was also named the 14th fastest growing company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for New England list, and the 7th fastest growing private company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.

    * Join our user experience team to implement, plan and refine industry-leading user interfaces for existing and new web-based products and services.
    * Define user interfaces for better user productivity, discoverability and simplicity.
    * Drive development of interaction design from conceptualization to implementation with use cases, interaction diagrams, sketches, story boards or screen flows, flow diagrams, wire frames, low and high fidelity prototypes.
    * Apply and evolve techniques including user research, usability testing, interviewing, writing surveys and evaluations
    * Synthesize information from multiple sources including web analytics and customer feedback to inform your work
    * Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to define the user interface.
    * Create mock-ups for internal reviews and usability testing.
    * Maintain UI specifications such as online style guides and standards documents.
    * Keep informed of new technologies, interaction design trends, accepted practices in web development and design.
    * Champion the user experience strategy and vision set by the UX team

    Skills and Experience:

    * Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in design related field including interaction design, industrial design or human computer interaction.
    * 3-5 years of interaction/interface design experience on web applications or desktop applications.
    * Strong foundation and skills in user interface methods and a strong visual and interaction design sense
    * Passionate about customer focused research and applying it to create effective interaction designs.
    * Understanding of HTML and CSS; Axure and Morae experience a plus
    * Working knowledge of screen design tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
    * Well-organized with strong communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously across multiple teams
    * Motivated self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.
    * Experience working in an agile development process a plus
    * Portfolio a plus.

    Constant Contact offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary and stock options. Our benefit package is comprehensive and includes Medical Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; 401(K); 529 College Savings Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts; Paid Vacation/Holidays; Short Term Disability; Long Term Disability; Tuition Reimbursement; Adoption Assistance; and, an exciting Stock Option Plan!

    If you desire to make a difference, are committed to bringing the highest quality of service to our customers and are looking for a "once in a lifetime" opportunity, send us your resume and salary requirements for consideration.

    Please apply online at

    Friday, June 5, 2009

    User Experience Architect, SeaChange International

    The User Experience Principal will join an existing user experience team responsible for researching and designingcustomer-facing software solutions supporting SeaChange’s businesses,as well as contributing to next-generation product design and implementation. This candidate will work with the team in producing quality experiences in upcoming products and will join them in facilitating User Experience efforts across the international organization.
    Specifically, the individual hired for this position will be responsible for:
    · Working with the user experience engineers and visual designer to focus on the production of design and usability guidelines, GUI standards documentation, user profiles/personas, wire frames, logic diagrams, functional specifications and user experience documents.
    · Proactively working closely with the Engineering Managers and Product Management toensure the GUI product designs meet the product requirements.
    · Collaborating with teams in other offices to ensure a consistent experience across all SeaChange Products.
    · Championingthe use of usability practices and standards for teams who may not haved edicated a user experience resource Job Requirements The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
    · Dynamic person who creates clear goals, fosters accountability/ownership, leads by example and builds loyalty.
    · Team player who will build bridges inter-and intra-departmentally.
    · Recent experience with complex products, especially quickly learning complex systems.
    · Proven track record of good written/verbal communication skills with customers,partners, and internal teams.
    · 10+years technical experience.
    · Experience working with cross-functional teams and leading, producing and documenting corporate standards or style guides for Information design, UI design,Interaction design, and Usability.
    · Experience with customer facing activities required.
    · Strong collaboration skills, ability to build teams, effective communication skills,leadership ability, creative problem-solving, and ability to inspire others.
    · Solid understanding of User Centered Design principles.
    · Proficiencyat producing wire frames, logic diagrams, functional specifications, usecases, and user experience documentation.
    · Technicalunderstanding of .NET, AJAX, CSS, and web services a plus.
    · Desirededucational background includes a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in ComputerScience, Information Science Information, Human Factors, Information Architecture,Usability, Graphic Design, or related field.
    · USCitizen or permanent resident.

    Candidates may visit the SeaChange website ( e-mail regarding this position.

    | User Experience Lead
    SeaChange International, Inc.
    50 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720|

    Friday, May 15, 2009

    Senior Visual Designer - MathWorks, Natick.

    Job Summary
    The Senior Visual Designer will help conceive, design, and guide implementation of visual design concepts for the MATLAB and Simulink product families. The Designer will be responsible for creating product and feature level visual design specifications, specifying iconography, and reviewing or overseeing related design projects.

    The Designer will be expected to partner with user interface leads/developers, usability staff, technical marketing, graphic design, engineering management, and other members of cross-functional teams to establish a forward looking framework for the visual appearance of MATLAB and Simulink. The Designer will be an expert on visual design directions for the Windows and MAC operating systems, as well as being well versed in new visual design paradigms emerging on the web. The Designer will be responsible for communicating these directions to a cross-functional team, and working collaboratively with developers to find appropriate visual design solutions for our product line.

    The role will also include project management, and may include oversight of outside vendors or contract designers.

    (1) Work with cross-functional teams (Engineering, Technical Marketing, Graphic Design, and Usability) to understand MathWorks product and branding directions and develop appropriate design solutions.
    (2) Propose design solutions to cross-functional teams, taking industry and MathWorks trends into account; lead efforts to get agreement on visual design direction.
    (3) Specify design guidelines, create, and oversee creation of product icons.
    (4) Continuously explore visual design directions on Windows, Unix, MAC, and Web.
    (5) Develop design specifications and create prototypes; validate these with Engineering, Technical Marketing, and Usability.
    (6) Work with engineering and graphic design to translate visual design specs to implemented visual designs in shipping versions of MATLAB and Simulink.
    (7) Manage large, complex projects from start to ship.


    * 7+ years relevant experience in software visual design
    * BS/MS in graphic or visual design
    * Excellent visual design skills
    * Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    * Demonstrated ability to work with highly technical development teams
    * Ability to grasp technical concepts quickly and translate those to visual representations
    * Strong portfolio available for viewing
    * Strong attention to detail
    * Ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively in fast-paced environment
    * Demonstrated fluency with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other visual design tools
    * Understanding of user interface design principles
    * Working knowledge of PC, MAC and Web environments
    * Experience with technical computing software a plus


    Thursday, May 14, 2009

    User Experience/Visual Designer

    Job: User Experience/Visual Designer
    Title: UX Visual Designer
    Location: Cambridge, MA
    Company: Sermo (
    Type of job: full-time employment
    How to contact Sermo about this job:

    Sermo, the largest and fastest growing online physician-only community, is leading a movement to fundamentally change healthcare in America. Combining current technology, financial strength, and thousands of dedicated physicians, we aim to radically improve healthcare — for patients, doctors, and the industry as a whole.

    We do this by freeing up the most important medical information on the planet — the knowledge living in the minds of physicians. Sermo amplifies physicians’ voices as they share their insights, building on each other’s knowledge while empowering government, industry, investors, research groups, and others to learn and adapt from this rich base of living experience in real-time.

    From design and engineering to sales and finance, our people are among the best in their fields. Do you think you have what it takes to help drive this kind of monumental change?

    The Sermo UX Visual Designer combines expertise designing web-based applications that employ user experience best practices with a passion for creating branded marketing solutions in the print and interactive spaces.

    This detail-oriented individual will focus on the aspects of UI/visual design across both the user experience and marketing teams. Must be able to move within the development space using their familiarity with CSS, HTML conventions to communicate with front-end developers to implement the vision and information design objectives associated with graphical user interfaces and information architecture.

    Ideally, this individual graduated with a degree in communications design and marketing and then supplement his/her education with practical experience applying user interface best practices in the world of web-based applications development.


    * Work closely with the UX Creative Director to define and execute web-based design solutions.
    * Create and refine site maps, wireframes, task flows, interaction design specs.
    * Collaborate with the marketing creative team to provide graphic assets and production for email blasts, print ads, sales materials, PowerPoint slides, banner ads, landing pages and web sites.
    * Deliver production-ready design assets.
    * Design screen concepts focusing on interface design.
    * The ability to suggest html/css revisions to ensure execution of the UI design and Brand either by working directly within HTML - Firebug or TextMate - or via mark up.
    * Apply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color, and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needs.
    * Provide detailed design specifications for design solutions and contribute to the creation of global style guidelines in order to maximize efficiency and flexibility of the products over time.


    * B.A./B.S. degree in graphic design, visual communications, or related field.
    * 3-5 years experience in graphic and web design information Architecture (IA), Interaction Design, User Experience Design, or related fields dynamic websites.
    * Working knowledge of user interface design best practices and ability to communicate visual design thinking based on sound user experience and interaction design principles.
    * Self-motivated and able to collaborate in a team environment.
    * Able to take direction and work independently as required.
    * Able to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail.
    * Able to translate branding and business requirements into an engaging visual design and rich consumer experience.
    * Work closely with developers to ensure technology supports proposed design.
    * Strong conceptual understanding of current online technologies and the principals of Web design, HTML, and scalable dynamic GUIs. Technical understanding a plus.
    * Familiarity with Agile development process.
    * Fluent in flow and wireframe applications such as Omnigraffle or Fireworks.
    * Fluent in Adobe CS3 products including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks.
    * Familiarity with and working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

    Alexandra LaMaster | VP of Talent
    Sermo | | P: 617 245 0100 | F: 617 452 9201
    215 First Street | Cambridge, MA 02142

    Saturday, March 21, 2009

    Information Architect / User Experience Designer

    We're looking for more people like us—who don't fit neatly into one job description.
    If you have a passion for user experience design, and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty in HTML and CSS code, we want to meet you.
    At Interactive Factory, you will join a team of talented experts in web design, development and project management. You will work on projects for clients across a variety of industries including publishing, higher education, non-profit and healthcare.
    • Work collaboratively to translate business requirements, user goals and creative strategy into engaging experiences.
    • Create and refine content inventories, user flows, use cases, personas, site maps, wireframes and other interaction design specifications.
    • Work closely with development team to ensure that technology supports the proposed solutions.
    • Build interactive prototypes.
    • Observe, conduct and analyze qualitative and quantitative user research, such as focus groups, interviews and surveys.
    • Prepare and conduct usability tests.
    • Present findings and recommendations from user research and usability tests.
    • Work effectively with project managers to meet expectations on time and on budget.
    • Design screen concepts focusing on interface design.

    • Ability to think creatively and analytically.
    • Uncompromising attention to detail.
    • Proficiency with standard software tools for flowcharts, wireframes and prototypes.
    • Ability to hand-code CSS and XHTML.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to articulate and present ideas based on sound user experience and interaction design principles.
    • Comfortable interacting directly with clients.
    • Able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
    • Basic understanding of XML, database-driven and CMS-driven websites.

    • Team oriented, self-motivated.
    Nice to Have
    • Understanding of W3C and 508 accessibility guidelines.
    • Experience with publishing and higher education clients/projects.
    • Excellent understanding of composition, color, imagery and typography.
    • Working knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, AJAX and Flash.

    • 3+ years’ experience as an information architect (IA), user experience designer (UXD), interaction designer (IxD) or UI designer, preferably in an interactive agency environment.
    • Degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Digital Media, Communication Design or related field.
    • Demonstrable past experience developing site maps, wireframes and other information architecture deliverables.

    Compensation is commensurate with skill level.
    Please send resumes to
    You must include a cover letter and link to an online portfolio to be considered. We are only considering local candidates who are available to work on-site. We are located in Boston's historic Fort Point Channel area, close to public transportation at South Station. Absolutely no phone calls.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    Information Architect - Constant Contact

    Constant Contact, Inc.​ helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members.​ Launched in 1998, Constant Contact® champions the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships.​ Constant Contact's leading email marketing and survey products—supported by our expert personal coaching and service—help all types of small businesses and organizations create professional-looking email newsletters and insightful online surveys, and begin a dialogue with their customers.​ Today, more than 250,000 customers worldwide trust Constant Contact to help them connect with their audience.​

    Headquartered in Waltham, Mass.​, Constant Contact was ranked 628th on the Inc.​ 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States in 2007.​ Constant Contact was also named the 14th fastest growing company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for New England list, and the 7th fastest growing private company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.​

    We are currently in search of an Information Architect to hire on a contract basis.​ The primary responsibility of the Information Architect (IA) contractor is to collaborate with the web design team to lead a website reorganization project.​ The IA should work in conjunction with the design team and stakeholders to arrive at a final site architecture and design that satisfies the expectations for utility and ease of use, while supporting associated business requirements and goals.​

    The candidate for this position has the ability to assist in planning and leading the IA component of large complex client engagements.​ The candidate must have prior lead experience, and experience interfacing with clients.​ The ideal candidate will be able and willing to do "hands on" IA tasks.​

    Key Responsibilities:

    · Lead discovery research activities including current state assessments, competitive reviews, online card sorting and usability tests.​ Analyze results and generate full reports indicating key findings and recommendations.​

    · Provide input on plans and schedules for design activities to ensure efficient completion and on-time delivery.​

    · Document design intent clearly by developing site maps, wireframes, interaction flow diagrams, with appropriate functional and behavioral annotations.​

    · Collaborate with cross-functional teams consisting of business teams, developers, and creative designers to ensure the development solutions that balance form, function, and feasibility.​ Apply problem-solving and creative skills to solving business problems.​

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • 5+​ years experience working as an information architect, interaction designer, or user experience designer
    • 3+​ years experience with usability testing including preparation, execution and analysis
    • Experience with re-designing information architecture of large websites

    · Knowledge of industry best practices and standards

    · Strong oral and written communication skills

    · Excellent analytic and problem solving skills

    · Can work effectively as a member of a project team

    · Positive, can-do attitude and flexibility to adjust approach as needed to meet scope and timelines

    Please apply online at https:/​/​home.​eease.​com/​recruit/​?​id=​212759

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    User Interaction Designer; Salem, NH; SunGard - Loanet; Fulltime

    Loanet, a business unit of SunGard Financial Systems, is seeking a User Interaction Designer for our Salem, NH office. Loanet provides an integrated solution for US and Canadian Domestic securities finance management, along with access to a broad community of securities finance players. Loanet technology helps broker-dealers, custodian banks, agent lenders and other participants in the securities lending industry to manage their entire business and communicate with one another. Integration with the Loanet community provides low cost of entry and integration with a wide range of market participants and market services. By using Loanet to help automate securities borrowing and lending activities, you can increase trading efficiency and handle increased transaction volumes effectively.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Craft highly usable web page/site layouts, templates, and content elements, in order to maximize site performance and to ensure optimal user experiences.
    • Provide intuitive interface/interaction requirements and visual solutions.
    • Understand user centered design processes, standards, and best practices.
    • Deliver/articulate data-driven design and layout ideas through mockups, wireframes and prototypes for proof-of-concept, discussion and usability testing.
    • Develop and maintain graphic/interaction comps and work closely with Web developers and analytics staff during development and Quality Assurance Testing.
    • Assist Documentation personnel with the development of user manuals and other product related documents.
    • Assist Marketing and Sales personnel with product related sales material

    Position Requirements

    • Degree or certificate in Graphic Design, Human Factors, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction or equivalent work experience.
    • Min 2-5 yrs combined experience in visual design, communications, computer interaction, marketing, or related fields required with 2+ yrs experience creating visual designs and interaction designs for Web applications desired.
    • Experience in the financial service industry.
    • Understanding of Web technologies and their usability implications.
    • Strong interface/interaction design and graphic design skills and ability to advise/direct internal and external design resources to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 2 or 3 for the creation of visual design deliverables.
    • Familiarity with Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies and their implications on user experience.
    • Familiarity with Windows client interfaces.
    • Ability to strongly advocate for the user during all phases of the design process.
    • Understanding of Web usability and accessibility standards and best practices.
    • Ability to advise/train others in web-related skills.
    • Good understanding of user-centered web development with experience developing applications or web sites.
    • Experience creating and documenting storyboards, wireframes, and page layouts.
    • Solid understanding of user-centric design principles and interaction design best practices.

    -Local candidate preferred; relocation not available-


    Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation and pre-employment drug screen

    To apply, click the “create a profile” button through the following link:

    Tammy Callahan
    Lead Senior Recruiter
    SunGard – Financial Systems

    Office 713.350.1825 Cell 713.304.2522

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Sr. Information Architect - One to One Interactive Boston, MA (Fulltime)

    OTOi, One to One Interactive's professional services arm (, has an immediate opening for a Sr. Information Architect (IA). The primary responsibility of the IA is to assure that a web site or application satisfies the expectations for utility and ease of use, while supporting associated business requirements and goals.

    The candidate for this position has the ability to assist in selling, planning and leading the IA component of large complex client engagements. The candidate must have prior lead experience, and experience interfacing with the clients. The ideal candidate will be able and willing to do "hands on" IA tasks.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    . Analyze business requirements, technical constraints, research findings, and the audience's processes, tasks and goals. Lead the interaction design process by translating these into compelling, coherent interactive interfaces that are easy and useful for the target audience to use. . Collaborate with cross-functional teams consisting of account and business teams, technology, and creative designers to ensure the development of the best client solutions that balance form, function, and feasibility. Apply problem-solving and creative skills to solving business problems. . Participate in Discovery research activities including current state assessments, competitive reviews, and user/stakeholder interviews. Generate full reports indicating key findings and recommendations and participate in workshops with business owners and users to determine scope and priorities. Develop and deliver client presentations.
    . Document design intent clearly by developing site maps, interactive prototypes, wireframes, interaction flow diagrams, with appropriate functional and behavioral annotations for both business and technical audiences.
    . Champion end users throughout the development process, utilizing personas and scenarios as aids in prioritization of issues and functionality. Partner with usability team on research and assessment, and on devising improvements based on usability findings.
    . Provide input on plans and schedules for design activities to ensure efficient completion and on-time delivery. Assist in new business development when required.
    . Thrive in a fast-paced environment. Be a key team member and participate in the continued evolution and improvement of the interaction design process.

    Discipline Specific Skills:
    . At least 4 -5 years experience in interactive marketing/web design required
    . Prototyping skills with tools such as Axure, I-Rise, or Flash are very helpful.
    . Strong oral and written communication skills; good analytic and problem solving skills; an understanding of user-centered design principles; knowledge of industry best practices and standards; and a professional communicator inside and outside the design team
    . Can work effectively as a member of a project team.

    Please forward resumes to: Dan Ormes, Sr. Information Architect - dormes at

    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Senior Interaction Designer at Thomson Reuters

    The User Experience group at Thomson Reuters is seeking an Interaction Designer (Contract) to join our team. We are professionals who all work in specific capacities including: IA/UX, strategy, creative, design technology, production and project management. As a strategic part of Thomson Reuters Financial we focus on creating and delivering a consistent and compelling user experience across our entire product suite. The ideal candidate will be someone who thrives in a fast paced environment, works well both individually and as part of a team, and is highly results-driven.
    • Create storyboards, personas, flow charts, sketches, detailed and comprehensive wireframes and other documents that effectively communicate the information design and interaction design.
    • Understand customer needs, as well as business and functional requirements and translate them into intuitive interface solutions.
    • Recommend design and implementation ideas from a user-centered perspective.
    • Participate in user research/usability testing (as needed or appropriate).
    • Collaborate with business analysts, visual design team and project managers.
    • Participate in formal and informal design critiques.
    Required skills and Education:
    • 5 + years of experience in UX design and related disciplines.
    • Passionate, motivated, curious.
    • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of user interface design; should have experience working through the entire product life cycle and be familiar with user-centered design methods. Knowledgeable of best practices of major websites, RIAs and desktop applications.
    • Clear, organized writing, communication and presentation skills.
    • Confident and capable of juggling multiple projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines. Must be able to work independently.
    • Comfortable defending concepts and negotiating successful compromises between multiple project stakeholders.
    • Understanding of the capabilities and limitations of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, Flash, .Net and WPF and other programming technologies.
    • Solid proficiency with Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Human Computer Interaction, Design or related field.
    • Work experience in the Financial Services Industry a plus.
    This is a full time contract position in Boston, to be considered please send your resume and portfolio to