Haptic Experience

Haptic Interaction Designer

Chicago   |   Full time

At Tanvas, our mission is to make your interactions with touchscreens more interesting, more natural, and more engaging. 

We have developed an innovative surface haptic touchscreen technology that in addition to tracking fingertips, but controls 

what they feel: textures, edges, collisions, and even the illusion of shape on a featureless glass panel. Tanvas is based in 

downtown Chicago's easy-access west loop neighborhood. If you’re looking for a vibrant, growing company whose culture 

is one of open debate, continual learning, independent work and peer-to-peer accountability, we are the right choice for 

your next career move.


The Challenge: 

We’re inventing a revolutionary tactile user interface design language at Tanvas, and we need your help to make it happen. 

We are looking for a talented and motivated interaction designer who is passionate about understanding and delivering 

great user experiences and has an almost obsessive attention to detail. Your job will be to conceive, design, prototype, and 

test unique haptically mediated interactions centered around Tanvas’ cutting edge surface haptic technology. You will work 

closely with a fast-paced team of designers, marketers, and engineers to bring ideas to life and deliver them to customers.


The Job:

  • Work across disciplines to conceive, prototype, and test highly interactive experiences which weave together graphical, audio, and haptic elements.

  • Participate in user research to test discoverability, usability, and perceived value of multisensory interfaces and experiences.

  • Develop and manage application specifications and assets for software engineers.

  • Work with business development and sales to define new customers needs.

  • Collaborate closely with all other business functions in an atmosphere that values open, spirited debate, learning, accountability, and a focus on company goals.

The Candidate: 

  • BS/MS in Design,  UI/UX, HCI or equivalent 

  • 3+ years experience in UI, UX, IxD, or a closely related discipline

  • A solid interaction or experience design background with outstanding attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills 

  • Self-motivation and the ability to run with a project without close supervision

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite or other wireframing and prototyping tools 

  • Programming proficiency with GUI frameworks such as Android, Electron and .NET

  • Familiarity with front-end development languages such as HTML, CSS, or Javascript

  • Familiarity with Java, C++, or C# is a plus


The Benefits: Full time Tanvas employees are eligible for paid vacation, full health coverage, dental, vision and other benefits including HSA, commuter benefit plan, and 401K.


Note: You must have valid U.S. work authorization


Tanvas is an equal employment opportunity employer

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