Recently, the interaction design mailing list I’m on has been flooded with a long debate on the HCI interview process and the place of portfolios within it. How valuable is a portfolio for judging interaction design skills? What are the legal dimensions of showing proprietary work? — and how can an interviewer be sure of what work that was done by the candidate vs. his/her team?
Since we’re talking about the recruiting process this week, it seems appropriate that I mention the launch of our new Premium Job Posting service. If your company is actively recruiting HCI professionals, a Premium Job Posting is a great way to stand out amongst the ever-shifting stream of jobs that we catalog. It also lets you customize your post’s details page to better represent your organization and its unique opportunities. KC highly recommends it!
As Tom and I head into CHI 2004, job hunting is on a lot of people’s minds. Résumés, interviews, brainteasers and of course, portfolios have become a regular topic of conversation. The topic is especially close to home for me as I find myself in the “soon to graduate” camp for the second time - certainly a strange feeling after being in the interviewer seat for a year or two.
The ESP Game : A clever way of using collaborative gaming to label images on the web and another example that a distributed user base is the best way to gather consensus data. - Comment »