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Flash Guru
Not Specified
South Shore, MA

Posted on: 23 December 2011

Are you looking to get some big brands on your resume? If you fit the following qualifications then we have your solution! Our client is looking for a flash guru that can join them for a long-term contract. This production guru will be expected to know just the right tricks to bring to life a printed brochure. This is strictly a technological focused project, no design needed. So if you know flash and actionscript and enjoy taking a traditional brochure into an electronic version, and you have strong samples to show then we want to hear from you! This client is located on the south shore. Please contact lmanning@cmaccess.com.



Senior Information Architect / User Experience Designer
Thomson Reuters
Eagen, MN

Posted on: 23 December 2011


As a Senior Information Architect / User Experience Designer, you will define and create innovative online experiences for market-leading legal research and practice management applications.

You will be part of the New Product Development UX team, which plays an integral role in the design, research, and implementation of web and mobile solutions across the legal industry. This role will suit a creative problem solver, looking to work with a talented team in a fast-paced, agile environment.


Required Knowledge and Skills

Scope of Influence

Preferred Education, Experience, and Capabilities


If this sounds like you, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

Please apply directly through the Thomson Reuters career website at: https://toc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=TEC00020181




Sr. User Experience Designer
Seattle, WA

Posted on: 10 December 2011

Sr. User Experience Designer
CreateSpace, part of the amazon group of companies
Seattle, WA

Company Overview
CreateSpace, part of the Amazon group of companies is the leading provider of independent publishing tools that enable authors, filmmakers and musicians to produce, polish, publish and distribute their work to customers around the world. CreateSpace is also a leader in manufacture on-demand (MOD) capabilities for Books, CDs and DVDs. If you'd like to help us build a great Independent publishing and MOD company, this is your chance to make history in a rapidly-growing fast-paced environment. We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual to join our team as Senior User Experience Design in our Seattle, WA location.

Position Overview
The User Experience Designer reports to the Sr. Manager of Marketing for CreateSpace and will run all aspects of UX and Design concepting, development and delivery for CreateSpace. The right candidate will be able to convert business requirement inputs into superior user experiences. A keen eye for design, excellent understanding of user experience and a working knowledge of HTML and other frontend web technologies is a must. The UX Designer will work closely with the Product Management Team and the Development teams to assure business requirements come to life in a timely and engaging manner.

In a fun and fast-paced environment, this position requires excellent communication and creative skills, technical knowhow, a deep understanding of the customer and the site experience and analytical bias. The person in this key role must have the ability to build solid relationships within a matrixed organization.

Job Responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

CreateSpace is part of the Amazon group of companies and is an equal opportunity employer.



Research Associate
Design Science
Philadelphia, PA

Posted on: 10 December 2011


Design Science specializes in research to support medical device design.  We are currently seeking mid-senior level Research Associates to manage, perform, and analyze research.  Candidates will work closely with both internal and client teams to improve the usability and appeal of new and existing products.

Responsibilities include:

Full-time /Part-Time/Contractor



*Experience working with medical devices and/or design is beneficial, but not required.
**Experience with, or knowledge of, FDA regulatory guidance on usability and medical devices a plus.

Note: To apply, please send resume and cover letter to the contact listed below.



Design Science


Ms. Stephanie Joco


Research Associate








924 Cherry Street, Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA
19107 United States



User Experience Researcher
State Farm
Bloomington, IL

Posted on: 10 December 2011

Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. The same commitment to our workforce is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer of choice committed to providing career opportunities that last a lifetime. From diverse backgrounds and talent, to meaningful work and comprehensive benefits, “Like a good neighbor…” isn’t just a slogan. It’s who we are and how we do business.




The User Centered Design and Research Group at State Farm Insurance is looking for multiple User Experience Researchers to join our growing team of existing UCD professionals. In this role, you will design and conduct user research for a wide range of software & non-software products.

This includes applications used by our customers on statefarm.com® and business tools used by our sales force and employees to sell and maintain insurance and financial services products. In addition, you could be asked to evaluate and provide input into IVR systems, business processes, and hardware/software purchase decisions. You will collaborate with other UCD practitioners, software developers, and business leaders across the organization. State Farm continues to work hard to be our customers' first and best choice and recognizes that UCD is paramount to accomplishing this goal.


The skills required for the position are typically associated with an advanced degree in Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or related field. Ideal candidates should have:

Key Job Responsibilities:

Our Total Rewards benefits package includes:

You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(K) Plan (Savings & Thrift in Canada), Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more. State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer.

Please visit our Corporate website at: www.statefarm.com and apply to the Senior User Experience Researcher at job number: 29212



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