5 thoughts on “Friday Flashback #113

  1. So what does the “Principal User Experience Designer” actually do for a living? Is this simply the main developer or manager tasked with “everything UI” or is there (obviously?) so much more to it? 😀

    • I’m glad you asked. Here’s the job description from an Autodesk career posting:

      Sr. User Experience Designer
      A world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio to empower customers to digitally design, visualize, and simulate their ideas.

      Job Title: Sr.User Experience Designer
      Job Location: Shanghai

      As an Interaction Designer, you will join a highly experienced and creative
      team that initiates, conceptualizes, and specify features for Autodesk®
      products. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-paced design
      and engineering team.

      The right candidate must possess a clear passion for solving customer
      problems. The ability to communicate design ideas to technical audiences
      through illustration, presentation, specifications and clear descriptive
      language are all key competencies of this position.

      • Define and create compelling user experiences through storyboards, wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and specifications.
      • Work closely with product manager / project owner, user researchers, visual designers, engineer managers, and engineers to bring the team’s ideas to life.
      • Drive collaboration with many sets of internal and external stockholders.
      • Provide expertise in UX design guidelines, patterns, and the cutting-edge practices.
      • Work on cross-platform software application and services, including desktop, web, and mobile/tablet devices.

      • A bachelor degree or above in industrial design, multimedia, or HCI-related subject.
      • 8+ years of UX design experience in industry.
      • Attention to details. Passion for user experience, design, and research.
      • Proactive and creative problem solving skills with an intellectual interest in current and new technologies and techniques.
      • Demonstrated ability to design software application and services on multiple platforms, including desktop, web, and mobile/tablet devices.
      • Demonstrated ability of professional UI graphic design. Ability to design and produce creative video is a huge plus.
      • Solid understanding of core user interaction design principles and guidelines.
      • Strong project management, communication, and presentation skills.
      • Great interpersonal skills.
      • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite and other design related software.
      • Solid understanding of technology. Hands-on expertise with web and/or mobile technologies is a plus.
      • Solid understanding of building architecture, design, and construction is a huge plus.
      o Strong verbal and visual communication skills are required.
      o Verbal and written fluency in the English.
      • Portfolio required.

  2. And by “no, thanks” I obviously mean a “no, it isn’t, thanks”, not a dismissive “no thanks”… 😉

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