Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Arizona World Usability Day - November 14, 2013

2013 World Usability Day

2013 Arizona WUD Celebration
Thursday, November 14, 6-9 p.m.
9999 N. 90th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Keynote Presentation

"The Role of User Experience in Healthcare Safety and Quality"
Russ Branaghan, Ph.D.
Director of Cognitive Science & Engineering
Arizona State University

UX Seminar
"UX Sketching: Pen Before Pixel"
Kevin Goldman
29th Drive

Networking and food beginning at 6 p.m.

Registration required: AZWUD.eventbrite.com

Follow us at worldusabilityday.org, arizonaupa.blogspot.com, Twitter and Facebook

Hosted and sponsored by

Local Sponsors

UX/UI Design Position at Freescale Semiconductor, Chandler

Freescale is looking for an energetic, creative and technically savvy designer to work within our team. The UI Designer will work within a collaborative cross-functional project team to design portals, applications and Web properties. 

The UI Designer will contribute to the visual design and positively impacts the overall user experience while following a user-centered design process and considering appropriate technology platforms.


  • Primarily responsible for high-quality user interface designs, graphics, mock-ups and layouts for both new and existing Web applications and emerging platforms.
  • Designing, developing and implementing new websites and landing pages
  • Designing on various platforms such as browsers, tablets and smart devices
  • Creating intuitive user interfaces and interaction layers using best practices, the latest Web trends and all available tools to augment the user experience
  • Creating wireframes, mockups, sitemaps, storyboards, prototypes and user flows
  • Understand user workflow/interactions and translate business and product requirements to interface design and support the development teams through the product release process
  • Delivering awesome designs within given time and budget constraints with input from multiple disciplines such as brand identity, marketing and IT
  • Work closely with brand teams to create UI designs that represent a consistent and positive brand experience for the user
  • Work closely with usability team to ensure designs meet the needs of the external users, incorporating feedback when given
Skills Needed:
  • Very strong portfolio (B2B samples required)
  • 5 years design and interactive work experience with enterprise business applications and software
  • UI/UX design experience for a large company
  • Proficient to expert in: Illustrator, Photoshop, Visio, Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Previous experience with mobile application design
  • Experienced in wireframe tools (Balsamiq, Fireworks, Axure, etc.) and iOS or Android development.
  • Understanding of After Effects, Flash and OmniGraffle. Mapping or Geospatial software design
  • Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills
  • Ability to work in a demanding and fast paced environment
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and very detail-oriented individual
  • Clear and concise communicator with excellent collaboration skills

 Please contact:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Phoenix UX meeting

Friday, June 28th, 2013 
11am - 1pm

University of Advancing Technology
2625 W Baseline Rd 
Tempe, AZ 85283

Agenda for this inaugural meeting:
1.    Tour of UAT
2.    Introductions: Name, title, where you work
3.    Presentation/Discussion: What is user experience design?
4.    Human-Computer Interaction Program at UAT
5.    Workgroup(s): Design Thinking – 
  Problem: There is no central core professional group for UX in Phoenix?
               How can we change that? What are our needs and how can we support them?

Monday, March 11, 2013

IUE2013 Update!

IUE2013 - User Experience Conference (#IUE2013)
Phoenix, March 2-3 

New Mobile UX and eyetracking presentations added to the program! 

Early registration ends tomorrow - Tuesday 3/12


Friday, February 22, 2013

New UX Conference in Phoenix, April 2-3!!

IUE 2013 PHX Conference

The ninth annual Internet User Experience conference - IUE 2013 - is coming to Phoenix on April 2-3, 2013. The conference highlights top industry speakers, practitioners, and authors to provide attendees with a complete package of Internet user experience design training, case studies, and real-world examples. This is the conference's first appearance in Phoenix.

This year's conference will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms, which is located in the heart of the Mill Avenue District.

The conference goal is to foster improving today's user experience for the internet which includes web, tablet, and mobile sites and applications as they are used in an expanding range of situations and environments.

The conference achieves this by bringing you some of the most compelling speakers and the most experienced and effective trainers in the field of user experience today. The conference also invites a broad range of companies and professionals to showcase contemporary web, tablet, and mobile sites and applications, and to demonstrate significant improvements and redesigns. This combination provides a comprehensive package of internet user experience design training, case studies, business success stories, and real-world examples.

Local UX luminaries, Dean Barker (UX Director, UnitedHealth), Theo Mandel, Ph.D. (Founder and Principal, Interface Design & Development) and Jonathan Mann (UX Manager, PayPal) will participate in keynote presentations and panel sessions.

Early Conference Registration is now available at discounted rates. Discounts are available to Association members of ACM, HFES, PDMA, SIGCHI, STC and UXPA.

Corporate sponsorships are also available. Visit the Sponsors page for more information.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Senior Content Strategist, PayPal Scottsdale (Contractor/Consultant Position)

PayPal is seeking a Senior Content Strategist with a strong background in web content, payments industry experience, and the ability to write concisely and effectively, convey PayPal voice and strategy, and collaborate effectively with user interface designers, visual designers, and product teams.

The Senior Content Strategist is expected to become expert in a product area, to execute quickly and efficiently, and work effectively with team to produce online content such as technical overviews and procedures. The candidate will also be expected to become proficient in PayPal product development life cycle and related processes.

  • Create compelling content based on user needs, business objectives, and product knowledge
  • Become a subject matter expert in assigned product areas
  • Collaborate effectively with user interface and visual designers, product managers, and developers
  • Present your work and communicate your content strategy to your teams
  • Analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of content strategy, and push towards continuous content improvement
  • Uphold content quality standards help to maintain consistent writing style and voice across the site
  • Understand and adhere to brand, stylistic, and legal requirements
  • Understand localization and international requirements
  • Understand product development life cycle, milestones, and deliverables
  • Other responsibilities as defined by manager

Requirements are:
  • Excellent oral, written, and editing skills
  • Ability to develop content that supports objectives with minimal direction
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in cross-functional design and product teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in Agile or Lean UX environment preferred
  • Experience in B2B e-commerce, financial services, payments, or retail industries
  • Minimum 5 years of professional writing experience, with 3 years writing web content
  • Ability to craft creative solutions to enable a better user experience
  • Professionalism in all aspects of daily tasks
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing, or related field
  • Payments or finance industry experience a big plus, especially writing content for the web
Jonathan Mann
User Experience Manager
PayPal Scottsdale

Monday, November 26, 2012

Job Opportunity - User Experience Design Architect at Go Daddy - Phoenix/Denver

As a User Experience Design Architect at Go Daddy, you will be responsible for the inception and design of new products or features that will be used by millions of GoDaddy’s customers. 
In this role, you will:
  • Create wireframes, sitemaps, flow diagrams, annotated screen mockups, and other interaction documentation.
  • Work with executives, business analysts, and developers, and customer care to shape feature requirements.
  • Oversee the creative development cycle, working with visual designers and technical writers to ensure the consistency and timelines are met.
  • Help usability engineers focus evaluation objectives.
  • Initiate and carry an idea from concept to completion.
Do you have what it takes?
  • Rapidly create wireframes with limited input or requirements.
  • Understand interface technologies and their limitations.
  • Enjoy thinking from the user’s perspective.
  • Present ideas and designs to a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable defending work in small and large collaborative settings.
  • Able to influence others through conversation and education.
  • Enjoy being innovative.
  • Manage many large-scale, long-running projects at one time.
  • Appreciate working in a fast-paced and iterative environment.
  • Adapt quickly to change.
  • Understand when to compromise between business goals and customer needs.
  • Keep up-to-date on current user experience industry trends.
  • Experience creating wireframes using Axure, Visio, Omnigraffle, or another wireframing tool.
  • Ability to manage a project from start to finish while working with a diverse team of contributors.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in the user experience or related field.
Desired but not required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in interaction design, human factors, applied psychology, graphic design, or related field. Alternatively, equivalent work experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JS.
  • Experience working with Photoshop.
  • HFI Certification.
  • If you have a Web portfolio, please include the URL on your resume.
Go Daddy’s award-winning technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the internet and the world. From product developers to network engineers, data center technicians to platform engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence.

Are you ready to GO with us?

When you GO with Go Daddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:
  • Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title.
  • Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day.
  • Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech.
  • Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team.
Here’s what we’ll provide:
  • A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment.
  • Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development.
  • Team building activities and recognition.
  • Competitive base plus bonus incentive.
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible Go Daddy employees.
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year of employment.
Go Daddy was recognized as a 2012 FORTUNE 100 "Best Companies to Work For" Honoree because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was also awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver.

Go Daddy’s philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. Visit www.GoDaddyCares.com for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Linda Zaruches
Technical Recruiter
Office: 480-505-8800  x 4512
Fax: 480-247-4063
Follow us on Twitter  @GoDaddyJobs