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User Interface Designer
Design for Context
Washington, DC area

Posted on: 14 April 2013


Interested in solving challenges in sophisticated search applications?

Enjoy working collaboratively with really smart users and teams?

Job Description

Design for Context, an innovative consulting firm specializing in usable design for rich information environments, is seeking an experienced search interaction designer / IA to support large-scale search application design. We’re helping our clients re-think the way knowledge workers interact with large amounts of information – our search projects provide flexible, clear UIs interacting with millions of content/data items.

What will you do?

Collaborate with users, SMEs, developers, architects and our design team for innovative designs

Explore and articulate mental models of information seekers

Analyze structured and unstructured content to interpret search engine behaviors

Reflect searcher needs:
-  Design streamlined, clear user interfaces and information architectures
-  Clarify underlying models of the information’s behavior in the search environment
-  Allow for flexibility, so the design fits user work practices and evolves over time

Iteratively usability test and gather feedback from users

Communicate designs clearly yet completely to project teams

Location of job: Washington, DC metro area. You will be able to work from home several days a week, but will need to be available for local in-person client meetings.


Experience: 7+ years in interaction design or information architecture

Education: Ideally MA/MS in appropriate related fields

Relevance: Focus on search interfaces for rich content and knowledge-intensive environments

Grounding: Experience working as the lead designer from concept to completion on high volume, web-based transactional applications, rich internet applications and software applications

Empathy: Strong skills in user-centered design and facilitating user conversations/feedback

Creativity: Ability to explore and solve complex information seeking/analysis, user experience and interaction design problems

Company Description

Design for Context, LLC is a Washington, DC-based consultancy specializing in usable design for rich information environments and enterprise-level applications. We take pride in solving complex problems through a practical and thoughtful user-centered design approach, and employ top-tier interaction experts to help us meet and exceed client expectations. Our projects range from quick expert reviews to large, multi-year transactional systems analysis and design projects.

As a small “boutique” business, our highly experienced team enjoys a culture that is creative, flexible, and collaborative. Our work culture fosters an incredible exposure to innovative ideas and challenges that create experience and opportunity. If you're looking for something more than a way to tick off the hours between 9 and 5, something that challenges you to grow, we'd love to hear from you!


How To Apply

Please contact us via email at: office@designforcontext.com

Please submit a resume and a list of books that help shape and influence your design work. We will ask to see a portfolio URL, if you have one, or samples of work demonstrating experience and relevant, user-centered designs.



User Experience Architect
Rockwell Automation
Cleveland, OH

Posted on: 14 April 2013

Title: User Experience Architect
Company: Rockwell Automation
Job Location: Cleveland, OH
Full-time / Permanent
Apply online: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=12166&siteid=105

This position will lead user experience design for our software products supporting industrial automation systems. As a core member of the User Experience Design Team, responsible for representing and conducting user experience design at Rockwell Automation. Engages in the full development lifecycle—from initial research and conceptualization through evaluation and delivery - applying best-practice user-centered design and usability engineering techniques to develop breakthrough designs for the Rockwell Automation suite of desktop, web and mobile products. Works with other specialists on the user experience design and software architecture teams, developers and collaborates with various product groups to conceptualize, design, and prototype breakthrough designs. Communicates and collaborates with management, marketing, engineering, and quality teams to ensure designs are fulfilled in products.

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User Experience Research Manager
Scottrade, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Posted on: 02 April 2013

Scottrade, Inc. has a User Experience Research Manager position available in St. Louis, MO. The main purpose of this position is to manage the User Experience Research team and lead all aspects of research planning and strategy.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Education and Experience:

To apply: https://employment.scottrade.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-49092&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Scottrade, Inc., an equal opportunity employer, is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce.





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