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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Netflix Looking for Top UX Design Talent - 7/21

We have several open positions that fall into two categories. Visual Design & Sr. UI Design. This is a great time to be at Netflix. For one we had an excellent Q1 in the midst of hard economic times. And second, we have some exciting challenges ahead of us to solidify our expertise in connecting people to movies they love on multiple fronts (the TV being just one of those).

From our the job postings for Sr. Visual Designer & Sr. UI Designer (Interaction Designer):
Netflix is looking for an outstanding designer to join our small but amazing team. If you are as passionate about designing great experiences as you are about helping a successful business reach even higher heights, then we would love to talk to you. We are a close-knit team, so our ideal candidate is an excellent collaborator and team player who values complete honesty and candor. Although we are an established company, we still act like a start up in many ways. We offer an opportunity to innovate on a large scale, and our compensation, benefits, and culture are hard to beat.

Get the details here and here.

Or contact me directly (for my email: take the first letter of my name 'bill' and append to it) and I will connect you with our Creative Director.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Upcoming Talk: Designing for Interesting Moments @ IxDA 7/22

I am busy this weekend restructuring a talk I have given in the past that parallels my book. I will be restructuring the way I present the information as well as bring in new material. When I was at the Big D Design conference in Dallas in May I was really impressed by Stephen P. Anderson's presentation on the Art and Science of Seductive Interactions. Not only was the material helpful, but Stephen's take-aways and presentation organization were excellent as well.

Anyway I am looking forward to a fresh take on this topic. The talk will be titled Designing for Interesting Moments. I will be giving this same talk on 8/24 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond as well as at a Ruby Meetup group (event details in a followup blog posting).

If you can make it meet me at the Google Campus on Wednesday night, 7/22 at 7:30pm. Note: It will be in Seville which is in building 40, not building 43 as advertised!

By the way, I have embedded Stephen's talk (again not mine!) here for your enjoyment:

[Stephen P. Anderson's talk: The Art & Science of Seductive Interfaces]