Human Interface Designer

Altair Troy, MI
Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. (www.altair.com), this cross-functional organization is best known for its leadership in combining human and machine creativity to fuel innovation, automate processes, and develop new methods. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach, and utilizes proprietary simulation and optimization technologies to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster.

Description:

The Human Interface Designer is responsible for working with a small team of User Experience and Graphic Designers to create the designs for these features. The individual in this role will help to achieve world class User Experience Designs using the latest technologies available. Features are implemented in our in-vehicle systems, in smartphone displays, on the web, and in wearable devices.

Responsibilities:

* Coordinate activities with a team of user experience designers.

* Provide UX leadership and project direction, create effective team workflow, and maintain innovative design vision.

* Ensure delivery of consistently high-quality designs and documentation within budget.

* Create human interfaces for team features across mobile, in-vehicle, wearable and web platforms.

* Oversee HI design from research, concept, strategy, wireframes, interactive prototypes, graphical production, and front-end development to testing and launch.

* Drive cross-functional design iterations.

* Interface with Product Design Office, Human Machine Interface, and agency teams.

* Host regular design reviews and brainstorms with internal staff and external departments.

* Translate customer requirements into early concepts by way of design, prototype and experimentation.

* Scope out product vision with data architects and feature owners to establish functional requirements.

* Support business vision with interactive storytelling.

* Set standards for design innovation and best practices.

* Publish design strategies, style guides, specification and design libraries for the team.

Requirements:

* Bachelor degree required – Masters preferred

* 2-5 years of experience in designing interactive products in mobile, wearable, modern web and in-vehicle platforms.

* 2-5 years of experience 2D – 3D animation.

* 2-5 years of experience with AutoDesk 3DS Max or Maya.

* Seasoned in iOS and Android mobile design.

* Experienced with all aspects of information architecture, HI and visual design.

* Experienced with Altia or other Graphical design tools.

* Effective with constructive feedback and inclusive design.

* Proven ability to articulate designs to stakeholders with written and oral communication.

* Exceptional attention to detail. Ability to guide complex projects to elegant and simple design solutions.

* Strong ability with conceptualization and visualization.

* Strong working knowledge with Abode Creative Suite tools, Sketch, OmniGraffle, UX prototyping and user research tools.

WILL be required to drive a company car. Valid Driver's license and clear driving record.

MUST be required to travel, domestically and internationally (0-20%).

MUST be eligible for direct hire at completion of assignment.