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Nz17
08-26-2019, 07:53 AM
Seems Netflix is serious about the entertainment business, so much so that it is getting into FMV games! Over there, they call them "Interactive Films" and not only do they have several online already, but they are hiring Product Designers for them! Have you tried any of these FMV games on Netflix?


In June 2017, the streaming media company Netflix announced they would begin releasing interactive programming:

Today, we're excited to announce our first interactive "branching" narrative episodes Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, where Netflix members are in control of how the stories unfold. The intertwining of our engineers in Silicon Valley and the creative minds in Hollywood has opened up this new world of storytelling possibilities on Netflix.


LIST OF NETFLIX INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS



Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Movie 2018

Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile

Movie 2017

Kong: King of the Apes

Series 2017

Minecraft: Story Mode

Series 2018

Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale

Movie 2017

Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout

Movie 2018

You vs. Wild

Series 2019


Product Designer, Interactive Experiences
Los Gatos, California
Design
On the heels of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, we are looking for a lead-level product designer to help Netflix continue to push the boundaries of interactive video and new content-related product experiences. This role will work closely with a talented team of designers, product managers, engineers, content executives, and external partners to create the next generation of story experiences for millions of Netflix viewers around the world.

About You
You’re equally comfortable shaping narrative experiences as you are defining complex UX patterns and frameworks in order to help our team expand the definition of “interactive" across Netflix. You balance a passion for storytelling and creating gorgeous and emotionally resonant user experiences with a strong desire of understanding user behavior and success through data and consumer insights. When faced with limits and ambiguity, you become more — not less — creative. You love this zone. You bring projects from concept to completion, doing everything possible to ensure their success.

You’re smart, confident, highly competent—and humble enough not to have an ego. You’re a skilled communicator who welcomes honest, candid feedback, and your first instinct is to collaborate with others to challenge and make your ideas even better. You partner with a cross-functional team to oversee the experience from conception to launch (and then some).
Responsibilities
Initiate, define and lead innovation initiatives and projects from concept to completion
Collaborate with a team of designers (visual, interactive, motion), prototypers, and content producers to explore, test, and evolve interactive experiences on Netflix
Own full-stack design process—from blue sky exploration to interaction wireframes to polished UI designs to detailed UX specs
Develop and maintain positive relationships with PM, Content, Engineering and Consumer Insights partners
Help to create a strong interactive point-of-view and help cross-functional teams to understand the vision
Qualifications
8+ years design on consumer-friendly interactive experiences
Multiple successful product/digital launches that drove meaningful impact to the business
Content production experience in the development of linear and/or interactive narratives
A great portfolio that showcases deep visual and interaction design skills
Ability to quickly produce a great range of UX/UI concepts
The communication skills to clearly articulate your concepts—and evangelize on their behalf
Proven leadership and strategic ability to drive initiatives and projects with teams
An appreciation of A/B testing and using data to inform design decisions
A love of movies, TV shows and interactive media
Why you’ll love it here:
Your work is experiences globally by 300+ viewers (and growing) in 190 countries
You are empowered to imagine what “interactive TV” means and create new delight for our members
You are surrounded by many talented people that you’re inspired by everyday
On the spectrum from careful to reckless, we live right on the border of reckless (otherwise we’re not pushing boundaries)
You get control how you approach solving problems and what tools you use

Sources:
https://www.fmvworld.com/console_netflix.html
https://jobs.netflix.com/jobs/870266

Edmond Dantes
08-26-2019, 09:39 AM
Here's hoping they get Dragon's Lair and Space Ace.