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iSchool Researchers Hiring Logo & Web Designer

HCDE Blog - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:28

The following job description was provided by Lavi Aulck, PhD student in UW’s iSchool:

We are a research group at the UW’s iSchool in the midst of starting a project for which we are hoping to develop some promotional material. This includes, but is not limited to, a logo and website. We are looking for a graphic and/or website designer who can assist us in developing these items.

The designer will be compensated at a pre-negotiated rate commensurate with ability. Depending on talent and quality of work, additional projects will also be available from our research group.

If interested, please email

Google hiring User Research Intern

HCDE Blog - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:16

HCDE alumna Chelsey Glasson is looking for candidates for a full-time summer 2015 user research internship at Google. Interested HCDE students may reach out to Chelsey directly at for more info and to share interest.

Design as Inquiry: a talk by Daniela Rosner

HCDE Blog - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03

November 19, 2014
4:30–5:20 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), room 241

In this talk, HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner will describe a research approach that relies on technology design not as an end in itself but as a way to understand social phenomena, from how artists use new technologies to foster insight and action, to how community members engage public space to produce new modes of citizenship. To illustrate this approach Rosner will focus on a study of walking by drawing with Trace, a mobile mapping application that generates walking routes based on digital sketches people create and annotate without a map. In addition to creating walking paths, Trace enables people to send the paths to others, thus developing a unique form of digital communication. Rosner and her research group designed Trace to explore the possibility of emphasizing guided wandering over precise, destination-oriented navigation. Studies of sixteen people’s use of Trace over roughly one week reveal how walkers find Trace both delightful and disorienting, highlighting moments of surprise, frustration, and identification with GIS routing algorithms. Rosner will show how design interventions offer possibilities for understanding the work of technology development and how it might be done differently in HCI.

About Daniela Rosner

Daniela K. Rosner is an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington where she co-directs the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab (TAT lab). Through fieldwork and design, her research reveals and creates surprising connections between technology and creative production, whether through digital fabrication or the handwork of amateur fixers. She has taught interaction design at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and worked in exhibition design at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. She holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley’s School of Information, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Daniela is a regular columnist for Interactions Magazine, a bimonthly publication of ACM SIGCHI.


UX Research Assistant Internship: Getty Images

HCDE Blog - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:42

The following internship was added to the HCDE Internship Database on November 12.

Getty Images is looking for a User Experience (UX) Research Assistant to join our Customer Insights team for a 3-month internship. This position will provide UX research support to the current team of three researchers and include the following activities:

  • Assist in design and preparation of customer studies: phone, remote, in-person, field research and site visits
  • Observe and take notes during customer interviews, usability sessions and site visits
  • After training, conduct usability test sessions
  • Build, review, and use large-scale surveys
  • Data coding, analysis and preparation of graphs and charts as inputs to research reports
  • Present research findings
  • Special projects supporting UX research infrastructure and process
  • Recruit/schedule research participants

What you will learn:

  • How to balance UX research with business needs
  • The trade-offs between different research methods and the decision process for fitting research needs into development & design schedules
  • The nuances of working with stakeholders and promoting UX research within an organization
  • A wide range of UX research methods for understanding customer needs from the simplest interviews to complex field studies
  • How to combine UX research with web analytics and site optimization (A/B) testing
  • Be involved in research that dives into the mobile, laptop and desktop experience of a single family of products

Required Skills:

  •  B.A. or M.A. (completed, or in process) in Human-Centered Design and Engineering, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Ethnology or related field
  • Familiarity with multiple user research methodologies, such as lab studies, field research, iterative prototype testing, and surveys
  • Demonstrated passion for UX research and technology
  • Experience conducting research with human populations
  • Excellent oral and written communicate skills; comfortable interacting with customers to gain insights into their needs
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Desired Skills:

  • Experience and aptitude for data analysis; experience and/or relevant course work preferred
  • Familiarity with HTML, online survey tools, data visualization and statistics tools is useful

Who We Are
Getty Images is the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage imagery. The company’s award winning photographers and imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle, WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and entertain. Visit Getty Images at

Start Date: The week of December 1 or 8
Duration: 3 months from start date*
Hours: Approximately 35–40 hours per week
*Note: there may be the opportunity to extend the duration of this position on a full or part-time basis

To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter including your availability in December (excluding Dec 24-Jan 2)

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until Dec 12, 2014
Pay Range: $15-$25/hour
Contact: Leah Kaufman,

World Usability Day: New Prototyping Workshop

HCDE Blog - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:18

2014 Puget Sound World Usability Day
November 13, 2014
Noon-6:30 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom Register here » Just added!
Prototyping Design Competition Workshop
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Register here »

Puget Sound World Usability Day brings together a variety of User Experience (UX) disciplines for a one-day conference that celebrates a common goal:  to make services easier to access and products simpler to use. World Usability Day is celebrated in more than 30 countries throughout the world on the same day, and the Puget Sound event will close out the worldwide program.

The theme this year is engagement. User Experience is all about engagement. Technology, products and services are usable when they engage people. This is the year to “think outside of the box” and engage.

World Usability Day features more than 20 leading UX professionals from the greater Puget Sound region, as well recognized national and international guest speakers, who will share valuable insights and advice related to the theme of engagement. The 2014 keynote speakers are Tamara Adlin and Eric Schaffer. A social will immediately follow the program, and feature food, giveaways, and networking opportunities.

Tag your tweets and photos #PSWUD.
Find the event on Facebook »

Designing Tailored Motivators, a talk by Gary Hsieh

HCDE Blog - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:12

November 12, 2014
4:30–5:20 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), room 241

Designing effective incentives is a challenge across many domains, from attracting technology users to nudging behavior change to compensating study participants. Unfortunately, current designs often employ a one-incentive-fits-all approach, assuming that one single reward would work sufficiently for everyone. This overlooks the fact that people are heterogenously motivated; people do not all hold the same values and have the same needs. A single reward, therefore, may not appeal to everyone, and it could also undermine diversity by attracting only certain types of people to participate.

An alternative design is to offer individually tailored motivators. While this idea works well in theory, there are many unanswered research questions for this approach to be a viable option. What motivators should we use? Under what circumstances should we use these motivators? How do we design these systems to provide sufficient user control. In this talk, Hsieh will discuss early efforts and challenges in developing tailored motivators.

About Gary Hsieh

Gary Hsieh is an Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on studying, designing, and developing technologies that enable people to interact in ways that are efficient and welfare-improving. He was previously an Assistant Professor in Communication and Information Studies at Michigan State University and has conducted research at multiple industry research labs, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, and Fuji-Xerox. He received his PhD from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award.

Scan|Design Study Abroad Fellowships

HCDE Blog - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:43

Interested in Studying Denmark and exploring the unique political, social, geographic, design, and planning context? Looking for funding to help support your experience?

The 2015–16 UW Scan|Design Fellowships are for you. Apply by January 15, 2015.

Scholarships in the amounts of $2500  — $9000 are available to support undergraduate and graduate student participation in one of the UW’s Danish exchange study-abroad programs or summer travel study.

Info Session specific to Engineering students: Thursday, November 13
5–6 p.m.
Sieg Hall 232

RA opening at CELT

HCDE Blog - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:36

The Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) seeks a Graduate Research Assistant for the upcoming winter and spring quarters (2015 winter and spring).

As part of an NSF-funded project (#1263512), this RA will work with research staff to produce a web site that features profiles of pioneering contributors to the field of engineering education. Required skills include excellent writing and editing, web site content authoring and management (especially using WordPress), technical communication (both oral and written), and detail orientation. Desired skills include HTML, CSS, web site design, web site quality assurance, and digital photo postprocessing. Experience with teaching or education research, whether in engineering or otherwise, is not required but is desired. This is a 50%-FTE (20-hour) RA position and is open to UW graduate students who will be formally enrolled in a state-funded, tuition-based program for at least 10 credits during 2015 winter and spring quarters.

Interested students should send a CV and up to three writing samples to Ken Yasuhara at Consideration of candidates is ongoing, and this position is open until filled.

Logo and Web Design Internship

HCDE Blog - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:41

The following description was posted to the HCDE Internship Database.

Web page/logo design
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is a sponsor of the Washington Initiative for Student Health. This initiative, which will be launched in spring 2015, is intended to raise awareness about, and inspire people to support, more robust health services for students in schools. To help inform our communication strategies, we are conducting focus groups in January and would like to show them 2–3 options for web pages and logos.

Looking for a student who has a knowledge of logo and web design. An interest in health care for children, and possible interest in continued consultation after completion of the project is desired.

Information on how to apply in the HCDE Internship Database.

Grad Student Skill Share Workshop

HCDE Blog - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:02

The HCDE Graduate Student Association is hosting their first-ever Skill Share Workshop  “Mobile Prototyping with Sketch and Framer” with HCDE MS student Eng Phannipha.

HCDE MS, certificate and PhD students are welcome to join!

 Mobile Prototyping with Sketch + Framer

Led by Eng Phannipha

Saturday, November 15
3–4:30 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab (Sieg 233)

REGISTER HERE Facebook Event

Trial versions to download before workshop (recommended not required):

The workshop is free, but you must register in order to attend!!  Space is limited to the first 50 people to register.

Questions? Contact HCDE GSA President, Gabrielle Mehlman.


Technology & Social Change Group Research Seminar

HCDE Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:16

Below is an opportunity for HCDE students to get involved with UW’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) by enrolling in a research seminar.

INFX 571: Technology & Social Change Group
Research Seminar
Winter quarter 2015
Fridays 9:30–10:30 a.m.

The INFX 571 course will engage in projects related to the Myanmar Information Laboratory (MIL). The MIL is a USAID-supported center in Yangon, Myanmar created in collaboration between the Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group, the Jackson School for International Studies, and various Burmese partners as part of a project aimed at addressing emerging information-related issues facing the country, training leaders in developing and implementing ICT strategies, and offering information literacy programs to libraries and other organizations across the country. Initial MIL projects will focus on information literacy, peace building, and the 2015 elections.

This research seminar will offer students the opportunity to gain experience working on a real world ICTD project through supporting the work of the MIL in a variety of ways. The type of work students will engage in will depend on their skill sets and interests, but could include:

  1. Supporting information initiatives created by the MIL
  2. Building tools for the MIL and offering other computational support
  3. Engaging in monitoring and evaluation activities for the MIL
  4. Tackling research questions related to the MIL’s mission
  5. Producing literature reviews related to the MIL’s mission
  6. Creating a public information source about Myanmar, including short writing pieces about the project

Students with any level or type of tech ability are welcome in this course.

The course will be 3-credits and graded CR/NC.

Email Jessica Beyer at for more information.

Startup Weekend EDU

HCDE Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:53


Startup Weekend EDU Seattle
November 21–23, 2014

Startup Weekend EDU is your opportunity to transform education in 54 hours. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers and industry professionals, and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level. Students receive half-price registration.

Read the details and register on the Startup Weekend website » 

Beyond Designing Systems for Users: Talk by Mark Haselkorn

HCDE Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:07
November 5, 2014
4:30–5:20 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), room 241

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One of the most compelling directions for Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) focuses on facilitating complex communities in the organization and use of their information sharing environment.  Co-designing this system of systems with a vast and diverse array of stakeholders requires HCDEers to exercise skills and engage in roles that expand beyond the skillset and roles often associated with interface and system design.  Examples from the ongoing Maritime Operations Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA) project are used to explore this exciting and rapidly evolving area of HCDE.

About Mark Haselkorn

Mark Haselkorn is a Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington.  He is Director of the new university Center on Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety & Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) and currently leads the Maritime Operations Information Sharing (MOISA) project, a research partnership sponsored by three Federal Agencies — DHS Interagency Operations Center (IOC), Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), and National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) – with the goal of better understanding the information sharing requirements for regional maritime safety and security.  He also is a lead investigator on an AHRQ R01 to develop work and information centered methods for achieving evidence-based health information technology.  Dr. Haselkorn also conducts research for the Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center and has completed an NSF initiative to define the emerging frontier of “Humanitarian Service Science & Engineering.”

Engineering Student Advisory Council

HCDE Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:52

The College of Engineering Student Advisory Council (COESAC) is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, of students who would be interested in serving on the Council for the 2014–15 academic year.

Apply for COESAC  here » 
Deadline Extended to November 5, 2014

COESAC provides a student perspective on planning and budgeting issues for the College of Engineering. The group, which consists of approximately 12 undergraduates, 5 graduate students, and 3 at-large representatives, meets on Friday afternoons from 3:30–5:00 in the COE Dean’s conference room to discuss a broad range of issues. During the 2013–14 academic year, COESAC submitted recommendations the Dean on issues ranging from changing the admissions model for UW COE departments to providing opportunities for multi-disciplinary capstones. COESAC seeks to include a diverse range of student perspectives in its conversations, and to bring about tangible changes to the student experience in the College of Engineering.

The time commitment involved in serving on COESAC is significant. The Council meets at least once a month, and will often generate its own agenda. Students should be self-motivated to provide a student voice on issues facing the College. The Dean will provide a charge to the Council at the beginning of the year and will come to the Council with planning questions for student input, but the Council will also be asked to identify one to two areas of need within the College and work independently on proposals for solving that need. Applicants should ensure that they are available to meet on Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 for the duration of the academic year. It has proved just too difficult to schedule meetings at any other time. Dean Bragg or his designee will attend most of the Council’s meetings, except when the Council chooses to meet without him. Although Council members are not strictly “representatives” of any particular student group (that is the role of ASUW), they are encouraged to solicit and present to the Council the views of as wide a cross-section of students as possible.

Students interested in applying to be members of COESAC for the 2014–15 academic year, should submit an application via Catalyst, detailing their qualifications for serving on the Council.

Councilmember Duties

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms with 1-year reappointment possible.
  • Staggered terms (i.e., some will proceed for re-appointment at end of first year. The council will ask for volunteers to serve an additional year or end terms as needed for staggered terms.
  • Reappointment does not require a new application.
  • Total annual commitment: minimum 35–45 hours, including meeting time, preparation for meetings, and follow-through work arising from decisions at meetings.

Meeting Schedule:

  • Monthly meetings, except summer quarter (~8/year).
  • Standing meeting time set annually (1.5 hours/meeting).
  • Dean’s Office staff will attend meetings depending on agenda.
  • The Dean or his designee will likely attend most meetings as well, depending on schedules and the agenda.

Key topics that may be addressed annually by the Student Advisory Council:

  • Budget issues and planning
  • Student recruitment and retention (focus on increasing diversity)
  • Student engagement outside of the classroom
  • Course fees
  • Academic Programs (new programs and expansion of existing programs)

Questions? Contact

User Research Assistant: Google

HCDE Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:44

HCDE Corporate Affiliate, Google, is hiring a User Experience Research Assistant for a 6 month contract position. This position is based in Fremont, WA.

The following description is from Google.

We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” We’re passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their goals and needs, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, copywriters and web developers who collaborate closely with each other and with Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.

As a Research Assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products. We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently.

  • User testing preparation activities (ex. recruiting participants or other special user types for user research studies, lab setup, study planning, etc.)
  • Running usability testing sessions.
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews.
  • Analyzing and interpreting both qualitative and basic quantitative data.
  • Creating findings and recommendation reports from user studies.
  • Creating highlight videos/screenshots.
  • M.A./M.S./Ph.D (in progress or completed) in Technical Communication, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior
  • Interest in general research and/or user research methods
  • Excellent observation and note-taking skills
  • Detailed oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
  • Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred

To apply, please submit your resume to Jess Holbrook, Google UX Researcher.

Research Assistant: MOISA Project

HCDE Blog - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00

The Maritime Operations Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA) team is hiring a 50% RA for Spring and Summer 2015. MOISA is a research partnership sponsored by three Federal Agencies with the goal of better understanding the information sharing requirements for regional maritime safety and security. Sponsoring agencies are the DHS Interagency Operations Center, a congressionally-mandated port security initiative led by the US Coast Guard; the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), established by the White House following the 9/11 terrorist attacks; and the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office NMIO), the maritime voice of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
MOISA is the flagship project under the Center for Safety, Security, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR). Established in Summer 2014, the Center is a multi-disciplinary facility and environment where professionals from a wide range of entities (Federal, State, County, City, Tribal, International, Public and Private) team with university experts to align strategies, processes and investments in systems for security, safety and resilience.

  • Represent the research team at safety and security events (community meetings, workshops, and exercises) throughout the Puget Sound region (some travel may be required. E.g., Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, Port Townsend, etc.).
  • Act as a liaison for research team and collaborating community members.
  • Maintain effective communication among research team, community members, project partners and sponsors, and Principal Investigator.
  • Schedule and conduct interviews and observations with members of the Puget Sound safety and security community (law enforcement, military, etc.).
  • Conduct qualitative analysis of interview and observational data.
  • Review literature.
  • Write articles, government reports, and academic research papers.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Develop, track, and maintain study timelines and milestones.
  • Supervise undergraduate students.
  • Assist in hiring new personnel including writing and posting job ads and conducting interviews.


  • Full-time graduate student status at the University of Washington
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and to relay information accurately.
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and independent; strong ability to prioritize, work efficiently, and maintain attention to detail while handling multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and independently determine appropriate communications and procedures to handle sensitive information with tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Willingness to actively participate by offering suggestions for improving team efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with business process modeling notation (BPMN) or other model-based approaches to systems engineering.

If interested, please send resumes to

Groupon Hiring Product Designer: Recent Graduate

HCDE Blog - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:22

HCDE Corporate Affiliates partner, Groupon, is looking to hire a recent graduate for a Product Designer position. The following job description was sent by Groupon.

Excited to change the face of local commerce? To design the web and mobile tools for local merchants that allow them to compete with online and big box retail, and reduce the friction in their interactions with consumers? Or to design the web and mobile applications that consumers use to find great products and services around them?

This is exactly what product designers at Groupon do. The heart of product design lives with determining the functional and interaction design of a product. From there, activities can spread out to include user research, product strategy, visual design, and front-end development.

Product designers collaborate with other members of the design team, product managers, and engineers to deliver great experiences for local merchants and their consumers. Product designers cultivate deep empathy for their users, and translate this understanding into inventive and delightful product designs that cross channels and devices (email, web, mobile, and tablet).


  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and other designers to complete project
  • Sketch, concept generation, and other ideation exercises to push the boundaries of what we build
  • Create Workflows, wireframes, and other elements of making explicit the functional and systems core of a product’s design, across all relevant channels and devices
  • Craft prototypes of proposed product designs
  • Participate in design strategy and design exercises to create new and improve existing products, both in and outside personal expertise
  • Get design insights and feedback from user research, from in-home and in-store interviews to screen-sharing usability


First and foremost, applicants should be awesome, empathetic design thinkers who can engage in creating end-to-end experiences, from vision to production.

  • Strong portfolio featuring examples of product and interaction work
  • Ability to think about high-level product vision and contribute a vision of a fantastic user experience
  • A strong, clean visual design sense, valuing usability, simplicity, and consistency or ability to work within an established visual design system
  • Great design communication skills; able to tell the story of a design from end to end
  • Solid grounding in fundamentals of HCI, human cognition, and user-centered design principles and practices
  • Proficiency with qualitative user research methodologies
  • Ability to follow interface guidelines, style guides, and best practices when designing for new platforms, and an ability to intelligently challenge and improve them when necessary
  • Experience with design in the modern, highly interactive web
  • Comfort working in fast-moving, agile development environments
  • Healthy sense of humor

 Preferred, but not required:

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the technologies that you’re designing for
  • Experience with e-commerce and local business
  • Familiarity with quantitative testing methodologies: A/B testing, log analysis, and other forms of data-driven design
  • Knowledge of accessibility and localization and internationalization design guidelines

Interested applicants, please submit a resume and portfolio to Kristen O’Brien, Groupon Campus Recruiter, at Interviews will be held on campus next Friday, November 7.

Groupon Hiring Design Intern

HCDE Blog - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:10

HCDE Corporate Affiliates partner, Groupon, is looking to hire a recent graduate for a Product Designer position. The following job description was sent by Groupon.

We’re looking for a talented design intern to complement our growing design team in Groupon.

Groupon has not only been deemed the fastest growing company ever by Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, it’s redefining the way that consumers and merchants interact around the globe everyday. As a crucial part of our multi-disciplinary design team, you will define user experience, explore visual solutions, partner with product partners and engineers and take a part in user research in the real-world iterative design process.

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain experience working in a fast-paced, professional environment alongside engineers, marketing professionals, project managers, sales staff, and company executives.
  • Learn proper workflow procedures and software techniques.
  • Learn how to translate client requests into effective design solutions
  • Develop the vocabulary to speak about your work in a professional environment.
  • Build a solid skill set and prove it in a formal environment to provide a firm foundation for your design career.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be pursuing or possess a BA, BFA, HCI, or other design-related degree
  • Present a diverse portfolio of mobile and web design samples
  • Be able to develop complex, conceptual solutions through the lens of users
  • Be able to solve complex problems using logical reasoning
  • Be extremely attentive to minor details
  • Possess exceptional communication and presentation skills, including the ability to translate ideas into tangible design solutions while clearly articulating the reasoning behind them
  • Maintain a solid understanding of standard design principles, including grid systems, color and typography
  • Be a dedicated team member with an enthusiastic, proactive, positive attitude
  • Be proficient in Adobe Creative Suites

 Primary consideration will be given to candidates who:

  • Are already active members of the design community
  • Possess prototyping skill
  • Has experiences on both web and mobile designs

Interested applicants, please submit a resume and portfolio to Kristen O’Brien, Groupon Campus Recruiter, at Interviews will be held on campus next Friday, November 7.

HCDE Research Group Hiring Admin Assistant

HCDE Blog - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:09

The Maritime Operational Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA) research project, comprised of HCDE faculty, students, and community members, seeks an undergraduate to serve as an administrative assistant and research aide.

Duties of this position will include:

  • Scheduling meetings and field visits
  • Assisting with SharePoint maintenance
  • Providing administrative support to research team
  • Taking thorough notes and meeting minutes

The team is looking for students with these qualities:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with SharePoint 2010
  • Organized, efficient, and punctual
  • Comfortable working in teams
  • Administrative skills, particularly planning and scheduling
  • Available to attend weekly team meetings (Tuesdays from 10–11 a.m. Sieg 420)

The job will require approximately 10 hours per week at the standard student rate of $12 per hour.

If interested, please send resumes to by Friday, November 14, 2014.

Revel Hiring Marketing Associate

HCDE Blog - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:00

HCDE Corporate Affiliate partner, Revel Consulting, is hiring a Marketing Associate. Details below via the Revel website.

Revel is a consulting firm. But, we’re not a typical consulting firm. Thick layers of bureaucracy and hierarchy don’t exist here. And for you, this means you’ll be interacting directly with key players on a regular basis and must possess the tact, diplomacy and judgment to do so. As a person who stays five-steps ahead of the team, you take considerable initiative to manage your duties and responsibilities to meet your objectives. And, you innately yearn for success.

In this position, you will execute all phases of Revel’s outbound marketing. This will include pulling from a multitude of disciplines including, but not limited to, writing, graphic/visual design, event planning, public relations, communication, photography and change management.

You’ll do this by gaining a deep understanding, appreciation and affinity for Revel’s identity and how can continually evolve to meet Revelers and their clients’ current and future needs. As the right fit for the position, you’ll have a large opportunity to grow, develop and harness your innate talent. But, it will be up to you to seize the opportunity. You will interact with countless number of people and teams. But, the bulk of your interactions will be with Revel’s Strategy & Insights and Revel Foundry teams.


  • Manage and execute all phases of outbound marketing (including advertising, newsletters, public facing events, social media, press releases, etc.)
  • Create and distribute internal company communications
  • Manage inventory of collateral and internal IP
  • Support other teams in concepts and planning for internal company-wide events
  • Manage and create the content and capabilities of multiple web properties
  • Contribute to brand and marketing messaging, both internally and externally, across all company offerings and initiatives to ensure consistency of brand identity and messaging
  • Regularly report on key performance indicators for main marketing channels

An ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication or Graphic/Visual Design
  • 2+ years marketing, design and/or event planning/execution experience
  • Medium to deep knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • A foundational understanding of HTML & CSS
  • Articulate and effective written and verbal communication skills (knowledge of AP Style a plus)
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Diligence in delivering results
  • The ability to seek, accept and act on feedback
  • A distaste for double-spaces in-between sentences and serial/oxford commas

You’ll also probably work in an environment that is subject to:

  • Frequent interruptions and changing priorities (this is a fast-paced office environment)
  • Staying seated for extended periods of time
  • Occasional evening and weekend work

We won’t hide it. This job will be challenging. But, if you are comfortable operating autonomously within ambiguous environments, you’ll probably find the experience of being a Reveler quite rewarding. We hope you’re up for the challenge.

To apply, send your resumé, cover letter and portfolio to


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