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.

      RESPONSIBILITIES
      • 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.

      DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
      • 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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