propellerheads is hiring!
I found an interesting position opening for software interaction designers at a company called Propellerheads based out of Sweden. They make composition software for the electronic musician crowd, and their application called “Reason” is one of the best examples of HCI design in a commercial product ( let alone music production) that I’ve ever seen. They have posted the job description as follows:
Do you want to create music software products that change the world? Are you an experienced software interaction designer with a deep interest in products such as ours? Are you even the kind of person who has seriously thought about contacting the world’s VCR manufacturers to teach them a lesson about usability? Then you’re just the person we’re looking for.
They then include a test that all applicants must take in order to submit their resumes. It’s a very interesting requirement, and the test can be viewed here.
I’d never seen such a focused requirement from a software company like this before, and even though the format and phrasing of the test is up for debate, I think it’s very encouraging to the field of HCI.