LINGUIST List 15.2347

Fri Aug 20 2004

Jobs: Chinese/Japanese: User Interface Design, WA,USA

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  1. lisaparaker11, Jobs: Fluency in Chinese Or Japanese Ideal: User Interface Designer/Usability Specialist, AOL, WA, USA

Message 1: Jobs: Fluency in Chinese Or Japanese Ideal: User Interface Designer/Usability Specialist, AOL, WA, USA

Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 12:08:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: lisaparaker11 <lisaparaker11aol.com>
Subject: Jobs: Fluency in Chinese Or Japanese Ideal: User Interface Designer/Usability Specialist, AOL, WA, USA



University or Organization: AOL
Department: Tegic Communications
Rank of Job: User Interface Designer/Usability Specialist
Specialty Areas: Fluent in Chinese or Japanese would be ideal


Description:

Company: Tegic Communications

URL: http://www.Tegic.com and www.T9.com

Location: Seattle, Washington

Position Title: User Interface Designer/Usability Specialist

Duration: Full Time

Job Description:
Tegic Communications is currently seeking User Interface Designers with
usability testing experience. As a member of the UI and Usability
Group, this person will design or evaluate new or existing mobile text
input products and provide recommendations for the best possible user
experience. Will participate in all aspects of product design,
including: gathering and communicating design data via task flow
analysis and user scenarios; planning and conducting in-house usability
studies; proposing new user interaction design; creating specifications;
and conveying UI design ideas via storyboards and prototyping tools. May
be responsible for communicating UI design strategies to device
manufacturers or project teams and for guiding the adaptation of mobile
products to new devices and environments. May participate in design
review meetings at customer sites. The designer's immediate
responsibilities include helping to adapt current-generation text input
products to mobile devices, which use both proprietary and standard
operating systems, while exploring new ways to apply disambiguation
technologies and linguistic knowledge to the problems of mobile text
input.

The job position reports to the Director of Product Design and Usability
in the Tegic Communications business unit. Tegic Communication's
flagship product, T9, is the market leader in text input technology.
Tegic Communications is wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc.

Requirements:
* Significant experience writing and evaluating UI and functional 
 specifications.
* Strong aptitude for quickly understanding technical details
* Experience planning and conducting usability studies and creating
 study materials.
* Excellent communications skills, good organization, time management,
 and attention to detail.
* Comfortable working in cross-functional teams, and the ability to
 accomplish tasks with or without supervision on a number of
 concurrent projects.
* At least a BA/BS degree and 5 years of experience.

Desired:
* Knowledge of foreign language; preferably the Chinese or Japanese
 language and its written forms.
* Experience or training in usability methods, field studies, and/or
 ethnographic research.
* Formal education in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or Computer
 Science preferably at the Masters or Ph.D. level
* Experience using graphics, scripting, and/or prototyping tools.
* Experience with embedded systems or software other than traditional
 desktop or client/server applications.
* Personal interest in current and future mobile devices (e.g. phone,
 PDA, pager) and/or text-based communications.

Contact Information:
Please contact Christina James, Director, via email at
christinaljamesaol.com


Christina James
Director, User Interface Design and Usability
Tegic Communications
Ph: 206.268.7547
EM: christinaljamesaol.com


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Director Christina James
	1000 Dexter Avenue North
	Suite 300
	Seattle, WA 98109
	United States of America 

Position is open until filled.


Contact Information:
	Director Christina James.
	Email: christinaljamesaol.com
	Tel: 206.268.7547
	Website: http://www.tegic.com
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