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Sr Interaction Designer job at Cisco Systems, Bangalore

SENIOR INTERACTION DESIGNER

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking. Cisco products address the broadest range of networking solutions available from any single supplier, including hundreds of Internet, telephony, voice, video, telepresence, online meetings, and Web 2.0 collaboration applications that are aimed at a broad range of customers including Internet service providers, enterprise users, small/medium businesses, and consumers. www.cisco.com

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Cloud Application Services Group, Bangalore, is looking for a passionate “Sr Interaction Designer”, to design On-Demand SaaS based Web 2.0 & Mobile applications, in the “Online Collaboration” domain.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Document user needs and task scenarios
• Define the user interaction models, object models and task, process flow maps
• Define the look and feel of UI components and design patterns used by multiple platforms (web, desktop & mobile)
• Help drive product direction based on field research and functional requirements
• Generate UI mockups including wire-frames and high-fidelity prototypes.
• Present design rationale and obtain stakeholder buy-ins
• Work with other interaction,visual designers to design UI components and design patterns used by multiple platforms (web, desktop & mobile)
• Document detailed User Interface Specifications
• Work closely with product engineers to deliver the final product
• Facilitate project communication across a multi-disciplinary team throughout all phases of the project

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 9+ years of experience designing software-user interfaces
• Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication, Human Computer Interaction, or related field
• Design experience in a product development environment
• Demonstrated ability to understand technical concepts and structure UIs that simplify these concepts
• Strong lateral & analytical thinking skills
• Excellent time-management, multi-tasking ability and the ability to prioritize
• Ability to quickly understand and communicate complex system and design concepts
• Strong visual and verbal communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate in a cross-functional team
• Experience in designing desktop, Web-based applications and mobile applications
• Familiarity with XHTML, HTML5, CSS, Cross browser issues, AJAX, JavaScript, JavaScript libraries

To apply, email your resume and online portfolio (urls only) to murajama@cisco.com

Sr. User Experience Designer jobs in Bangalore

Sr. User Experience Designer

Cisco WebEx Bangalore, is looking for a passionate “User Experience Designer”, to design On-Demand SaaS based Web 2.0 & Mobile applications, in the “Online Collaboration” domain.

Requirements:

  • Formal education in Visual Communication/New Media Design is highly desirable
  • 5 – 8 years experience in designing web applications
  • Strong visual design skills in color, typography and layout
  • Expertise in Visio, Photoshop & Dreamweaver
  • Strong lateral-thinking & analytical skills
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Exposure to web 2.0 & mobile applications
  • Familiarity with Ajax, JavaScript, xCode, Interface Builder
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new front-end technologies
  • Responsibilities:

  • Review and translate PRDs into user models and wireframes
  • Create Visual Design that address user and business goals
  • Present design rationale and obtain stakeholder buy-ins
  • Generate cross browser compatible XHTML/CSS
  • Work closely with cross functional teams and also conduct UI assurance
  • To apply, email your resume and online portfolio to Muthukumar Rajamani at murajama(at)cisco(dot)com OR muthuonline (at) gmail (dot)com

    DCamp Bangalore 2.0

    90 DCampers participated in the second edition of DCamp Bangalore held yesterday at Aditi Technologies. See Photos >Thanks to the extra special efforts , taken by Amit & the folks at Aditi including Vijayam, the event happened very smoothly.

    DCamp Bangalore 2.0 crowd

    10:45 am : The event just started with Amit Pande from Oracle and Anil Gupta CTO , Aditi Technologies giving an intro.

    Anil Gupta, CTO,  Aditi Technologies

    10:55 am : Amit is talking about “Design Inspirations from Science Fiction”
    He cites cool design examples from Sci Fi movies like Matrix, Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report, Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep et al. I liked the idea of using ” Web Eyes” to do real time Vlogging! (video blogging :))

    11:30 am : Param from Onward Research & Innovation is talking about a User Research Case study related storage in indian cars.

    Usage Findings/Examples :
    Ash Trays that are seldom used
    Detachable Audio Panel players for increased safetyHiding laptops and locking the cars for increased safety
    Storing a set of clothes for change over

    Param from Onward Research

    11:55 am : Prof. Pradeep Pendse and Prof Anuja Agarwal Welingkar Institute of Management

    Transforming B-Schools to BD-Schools
    The way management is taught has changed. Use of visual language techniques like Mind Maps. Activity based learning, experience based learning through field visits are used. Business Baazigar programs, Story Telling, Out Bound programs, International exposures are also encouraged. They also have an innovation lab called “InnoWe” and also explore “Memetics”- A study on understanding how trends happen.

    Think its a great idea to introduce Design Thinking & Innovation in B-Schools.

    12:25 am : DCamp Design Challenge

    Breakout Session

    Post Lunch Shaiyris : I’ve seen Anil Gupta entertaining the crowd at Sun Microsystems with his funny shaiyris. While some of them used to go “super kaput” owing to my limited understanding of Urdu and Hindi, he really took care to explain the meaning of some of the poetic words. He had a great sense of timing and make the crowd literally Rolling On the Floor!

    02:15 Designing Apps for iPhone
    Ram Brijesh is talking about how Google’s applications are optimized for iPhone. Its been design for speed, easy findability. 1 Click access using SSO and auto complete features are designed/targetted for users “on the move” one hand operation.

    These ideas were initiated and driven by design teams. The experience is coherent across products. Only relevant features make it. A style guide was published first. Very iterative – 2-3 versions.

    Designing for iPhone : UXers version

    Get an iPhone!
    http://iphonetested.com : crude user agent switcher : firefox add-on
    http://www.marketcircle.com/iphoney/
    Download SDK for Mac to check emulators.

    Ram Brijesh on Designing iPhone Applications
    Ram Brijesh

    03:00 pm : Deepak Srinivasan on “Paper 2.0”

    Paper use and abuse, stuff that took us away from paper and that will bring us back to paper et al.
    In less than 15 years the following features are likely to be implemented
    Flexible Text Displays
    Flexible Touch Displays
    Flexible Haptic Displays

    Paper 2.0

    Umesh Gopinath made a cool presentation on designing mobile applications.

    DCamp Bangalore 2.0 is on July 26th!

    Mark your calendars! DCamp Bangalore 2.o is on July 26th.


    dCamp Bangalore 2.0 , an unconference focused on design, development and user experience, is open to everyone interested in the topic: designers, usability practitioners, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and others.

    Date : 26 July 2008, Saturday, 10.00 am onwards

    Location : Aditi Technologies
    224/16, Ramana Maharishi Road, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore – 80
    (O) +91.80.23613344

    Directions :

    With Windsor Manor on your right, continue straight under the bridge towards Cauvery Theatre on Bellary Road (also called Ramana Maharishi Road). Proceed from Cauvery Theatre junction towards Mekhri circle, on the left is the Aditi facility. Participants/volunteers/planners can now sign up at the dCamp Bangalore 2.0 wiki

    Participate in the DCamp Design Competition. Fame and fortune, just a design away!

    Also see dCamp Bangalore 1.0 wiki & dCamp banglaore 1.0 Photos/Blogs

    For more details see Wiki - > http://www.upabangalore.org/mwiki/index.php/DCamp_Bangalore

    Mobile phone user research opportunties in Bangalore

    UPA Bangalore is planning to undertake a non-profit study, to understand smart-phone usage pattern, among tech and business users in Bangalore. The aim is to understand how power users like to improve the manner in which they use their smart phones and also identify existing pain-points.

    We are looking for volunteers to do part time user-research. Opportunities would include direct and active involvement in planning, recruiting, scheduling, conducting field surveys, user interviews and the works. The effort estimate could range from 8 hours/month to 12 hours/month.

    Do get in touch with Muthu at muthuonline [at] gmail (dot) com, if this study interests you.