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Fred Hutch Talk: Harnessing the Power of Emotion in Health Communication

HCDE Blog - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 15:47

The following information is from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Fred Hutchinson Public Health Sciences
Faculty Candidate Seminar

“Harnessing the Power of Emotion in Health Communication”
Lucy Popova, Ph.D.

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Seminar, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
M1-A305/307, Arnold Building

Light refreshments and cookies will be served. If coming from outside the Fred Hutch, please check in at Arnold Building front desk to get room directions and parking registered.

Contact: Kelly Ambrose 206-667-7726 kambrose@fredhutch.org

Talk: Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying

HCDE Blog - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:17

The following information is from the UW’s department of Communication.

Nick Brody, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Puget Sound, will deliver a colloquium on the topic of bystander intervention in cyberbullying on February 29. Join us; all are welcome.

Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying
Monday, February 29 at 3:30 p.m.
CMU 126

Cyberbullying – or bullying behavior which occurs via electronic or digital media – has recently received a great deal of attention from both researchers and the popular press. Although bullying is often only cited as a concern amongst middle and high school students, it is a common behavior regardless of age. Victims experience a variety of immediate and long-term negative outcomes associated with being bullied. Moreover, many cyberbullying incidents occur in the “virtual” presence of others, and bystanders to cyberbullying incidents have the ability to attenuate the social and mental anguish of victims Despite the fact that bystanders are sometimes present, they often do not intervene – choosing instead to passively observe or even join in on the bullying.

This talk will review my research concerning bystander intervention in cyberbullying. Several factors influence the propensity of a bystander to take action in cyberbullying incidents – the number of bystanders, the anonymity of the bystander, and the closeness between the bystander and the victim.  In addition, I will review research relating to the nature of cyberbullying on social networking sites, and how language use in bystander accounts of cyberbullying reflects intervention behavior.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Nick Brody is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. His research explores the interplay of mediated communication and personal relationships, and he teaches classes in online communication, communication theory, quantitative research methods, and relational communication. His recent research has examined bystander behavior in cyberbullying episodes, relational maintenance via text messaging, social networking site use during breakups, language use in breakup accounts, and communication in on-again/off-again relationships. This research appears in Communication Monographs, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, Communication Research Reports, and Computers in Human Behavior. He received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.

Summer Study Abroad: Design and Society in Amsterdam

HCDE Blog - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:55
Design and Society in Amsterdam: Visualizing the Invisible
Summer 2016
Application Deadline: February 12, 2016

Consider spending Summer 2016 with the UW’s Comparative History of Ideas program in Amsterdam. The goal of this program is to consider the relations involved in the design of our world, and to visualize the myriad ways that designs shift and expand with their environments. Students will meet and talk with Dutch artists and designers, explore their studios, visit museums to study the history of design, and witness the contexts, materials, concepts, and applications of Dutch design.

Learn more on the UW Study Abroad website »

Student-designed HCDE T-Shirts

HCDE Blog - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:04

In December 2015, the HCDE Undergraduate Student Association opened a competition to design a t-shirt representing the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.

The SA officers have selected a winning design, and the t-shirts will be available for sale through Friday, February 12, 2016.

Order your HCDE t-shirt directly through Custom Ink, here »

 

Funds raised through t-shirt sales will support the activities of the HCDE Undergraduate Student Association.

BlinkThink: Gallery and Speaker Series

HCDE Blog - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:20
BlinkThink: How Technology is Shaping Our World
Thursday, March 31, 2016
5:30—8 p.m.
Blink UX, 1011 Western Ave. Suite 810, Seattle, WA

HCDE students are invited to join our Corporate Affiliates Blink UX for presentations by Dr. Megan Moreno and HCDE Professor Dr. Kate Starbird on how technology is impacting our society, as well as an art showing by Gregory Beams.

This event is free and open to the public. Wine, beer, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP today!

Agenda

  • 5:30 p.m. Artist reception and refreshments
  • 6:30 p.m. Introduction and overview of the artwork by Gregory Beams
  • 6:40 p.m. HCDE Professor Dr. Kate Starbird, University of Washington
  • 7:00 p.m. Dr. Megan Moreno, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
  • 7:20 p.m. Mingling until 8:00pm

Find more information and RSVP on the Blink Website »

Aerospace Engineering Colloquium: Man vs. Machine or Man + Machine?

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 17:07

The University of Washington’s department of Aeronautics & Astronautics invites HCDE students to the February 8 talk in their Aerospace Engineering Colloquium.

Man vs. Machine or Man + Machine?
Mary Cummings, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences February 8, 2016
4 — 5:00 p.m.
Loew Hall 216

Allocating roles and functions between the human and computer is critical in defining efficient and effective system architectures. However, past methodologies for balancing the roles and functionalities between humans and computers in complex systems have been based on heuristics that focus on assigning role to either the human or the computer. Instead of focusing on mutually exclusive role assignments, this presentation will focus on how to design systems that leverage the symbiotic strengths of humans and computers such that humans harness the raw computational and search power of computers, but also allow them the latitude to apply inductive reasoning for potentially creative, out-of-the-box thinking. Successful systems of the future will be those that combine the human and computer as a team instead of simply replacing humans with automation.

About the Speaker
Mary (Missy) Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004. A naval officer and military pilot from 1988–1999, she was one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots. She is currently an associate professor in the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and is the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory. Her research interests include human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Limited spots are available to HCDE students who wish to join Missy for a pizza lunch reception that day at noon. If you wish to attend the lunch, RSVP to Cassie Atkinson-Edwards at cbermel@uw.edu, before February 3 at 4 p.m.

 

 

iSchool Research Conversation with David Ribes

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:15

Please join the University of Washington’s Information School for a talk by HCDE Associate Professor David Ribes.

Research Conversation:
Entangled data and materials, or, “When Viral Load Was Crowned King” Monday, February 1, 2016
12:30 — 1:15 p.m.
BLD 070

Entangled data and materials, or, “When Viral Load Was Crowned King“
The epistemic authority of data and material specimens cannot be grasped on their own, they are “entangled” with the traces of their production and preservation, which are preserved as metadata. It is an infrastructural function to renew access to the emergent and surprising uses of data, specimens and metadata. To illustrate these concepts this presentation will focus on a controversy in HIV/AIDS science, as archived blood specimens were used to establish the meaning of a new instrument measuring “viral load.” When AIDS activists and scientists questioned the integrity of the specimens, controversy ensued and investigators turned to their archive of associated metadata to buttress and revisit their findings. The two are entangled: data serve to renew, authorize or foreclose specimens’ use in investigations of a scientific object. In this narrative, data, blood, and the viral load instrument itself, each unfolded as surprising and emergent actors, for a time reshaping knowledge of HIV/AIDS.

About David Ribes:
David Ribes is associate professor in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE). He is a sociologist of science and technology who focuses on the development and sustainability of research infrastructures (i.e., networked information technologies for the support of interdisciplinary science); their relation to long-term changes in the conduct of science; and, epistemic transformations in objects of research. David has a degree in Sociology, and is regular contributor to the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). His methods are ethnographic, archival-historical and comparative. See davidribes.com for more.

Navy Nuclear Propulsion Information Session

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 16:23

Opportunities in Navy Nuclear Propulsion
Information Session
Thursday, January 28
11 a.m.-Noon
Electrical Engineering Building (EEB), Room 303

All Engineering, Physics, and Math majors are invited to join the College of Engineering for an Information Session about the Navy Nuclear Propulsion program, which offers scholarship money to pay for your degree and provides a regular monthly income while you’re still in school.

Pizza will be served. We hope to see you there.

Job: Senior Director of Insights and Innovation

HCDE Blog - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:32

The following job description is from the SEIU 775 Benefits Group. It is geared towards HCDE alumni.

Senior Director of Insights and Innovation
SEIU 775 Benefits Group

Position Summary

We are seeking a dynamic leader to anchor our new Innovation and Insights team dedicated to re-inventing home care as a good job and preventing the coming care crisis for seniors and people with disabilities. This team of researchers, designers, and developers, part of a high impact, fast growing organization, will lead the development of new services and major re-design of existing services using lean start-up and design thinking methods. In addition, the team will generate insights for teams operating services at scale to improve quality.

Over the next decade, demand for home care workers will grow to more than 2 million jobs nationwide making home care America’s “top job.” Yet, this “top job” is not a good job for most workers and is characterized by limited training and healthcare, no retirement security, high on-the-job injury, and no career advancement opportunity. At the SEIU 775 Benefits Group we are working with partners in labor, public, and private sectors to lead the nation in changing this picture by offering workforce development solutions across training, health, and retirement services that together are helping to re-invent home care a good job and prevent the coming care crisis. The Aspen Institute described us as “one of the country’s most ambitious sector strategy initiatives.” For example, we operate the nation’s leading educational institution for home care workers training more than 40,000 home care workers annually in 200 locations and online and in 13 languages. If you have hands-on experience in leading innovation work and want to make a difference in the lives of home care workers and the seniors and people with disability they support, we want to hear from you! This founding position is the Executive Director’s chief partner on all strategy and activity related to innovation and insights and is a member of the senior leadership team.

Responsibilities

  • Anchoring a team of researchers, designers, and developers to build new services and generate insights that will be used across the organization for new service development by the Insights and Innovation Team, as well as by those operating services at scale who need insights to lead continuous improvement cycles
  • Deploy service design, lean start-up, and design thinking methods, tools, and culture
  • Cultivate enterprise-wide culture of design thinking
  • Develop and manage team, budget, and success metrics

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in innovation, design, business development, or similar with 5 years of progressive, hands-on experience related to this position.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong track record and enthusiasm for deploying new technology to optimize service delivery design
  • Must have the ability to move between micro and macro orientations with judgement and must be willing to jump in and get “hands dirty” with detail when necessary
  • Strong ability to clearly communicate logic verbally and through writing, sketching, and graphic design
  • Strong critical thinking and design thinking ability
  • Strong commitment to continuous personal learning and organizational learning
  • Enjoys empowering and mentoring individuals and teams
  • Strong management experience including budget management and infrastructure development
  • Sense of humor
  • Strong connection to improving home care jobs to benefit workers, consumers, and society

Application Instructions

Please submit your application, resume and cover letter online to:  https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oIYq2fwS&s=Website

The SEIU 775 Benefits Group is an equal opportunity employer and offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package.

Job: Software Designer at IBM Design

HCDE Blog - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:23

The following job description was sent from IBM Design, members of HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program. It is geared toward HCDE alumni.

Software Designer
IBM Design Description:

Welcome to the New Era of IBM Design. IBM has recently embarked on a major transformational journey as an organization. We are extremely proud to have recently celebrated a 100 years of providing unparalleled solutions to solve the greatest challenges faced by our clients around the world. Today, as the largest technology company on the planet, we are redefining ourselves for the next century. The newly created division, IBM Design, will lead the transformation. We are transforming the way IBM thinks. We are transforming the way IBM designs products. And we are transforming IBM’s culture. We are looking for talented and motivated designers to drive an era of design-led innovation. Designers will conceive, articulate and lead the future of IBM’s entire portfolio. If you are passionate about solving critical and complex problems, delivering exceptional client experiences, interacting directly with end-users, working with powerful technology, and ultimately lifting the human condition through great design.

Desired Skills:
  • Formal education and experience in visual, interactive, UX or industrial design
  • Extremely strong foundation in standard visual, interactive design tools
  • Strong, innovative vision supported by a disciplined attention to detail
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional team and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal interaction skills
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS

For more information and to apply online, please visit ibm.com/design

Job location(s): Austin, TX, Boston
Application deadline: February 25, 2016

Digital Video Instructor at UWIT

HCDE Blog - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:44

The following job description is from UW Information Technology.

Digital Video Instructor
UW Information Technology

The Digital Video Instructor is in charge of developing, teaching, managing, and maintaining workshops on video editing and video production in order to meet the diverse needs of both students, faculty, and staff in the UW community. These workshops cover a variety of topics, including digital video capture, technical aspects of digital video, and how to use different software solutions to video edit. The instructor also provides assistance to individuals seeking help with specific issues or needs, both by answering client emails about technologies and providing one-on-one consultations. A successful candidate for this position would be expected to update, adapt, and add to workshop offerings over time as the needs of the UW community change.

The position is located on the Seattle campus and offers competitive pay, a highly flexible schedule, a great team of co-instructors, and an opportunity to gain experience speaking in public while teaching a wide variety of people.

See the full job description from UWIT »

2016 Accenture Undergraduate Innovation Challenge

HCDE Blog - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:40

The following information is from Accenture.

Accenture is thrilled to announce the start of the 2016 U.S. Undergraduate Innovation Challenge – an event combining hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and land an Accenture internship.

Sign up by Monday, February 8, 2016 for your chance to participate.

About the Competition

The Accenture Innovation Challenge is a multi-round event that combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. Students will work as teams to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge faced by our non-profit partner, World Wildlife Fund (WWF®). Students will apply individually and Accenture will make the final team assignments. We will ensure that all teams are comprised of students from a wide variety of skills and backgrounds.

Competition Awards*
  • Campus semi-finalists receive an automatic internship interview
  • National finalists will receive an automatic final round internship interview and have the opportunity to travel to the client site and present their ideas to Accenture senior executives and the non-profit clients.
  • Members of winning teams will receive an internship offer and an opportunity to join Accenture for an Innovation Experience to potentially implement their idea
Eligibility
  • In order to participate in the challenge, students must meet the following criteria:
  • University Enrollment: Candidates must be full-time students at one of the participating universities or members of one of the partnering diversity programs
  • Citizenship Status: Students must be legal residents of the United States; they do not need United States Work Authorization to participate in the challenge
  • GPA: Students must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher to participate in the competition
  • Class Year: Students must be graduating and available for full-time employment in December of 2018 or 2019
Learn More

Visit our website to learn more about the 2016 Innovation Challenge and watch video highlights from past Challenges at accenture.com/InnovationChallenge.

Key Dates

Application Deadline
February 8, 2016

First Round
February 24 & February 25

Quarterfinal Round
March 17 – March 26

Semi-Finalist Round
March 28 – April 2

Final Round
April 2016

Global Health Corps Fellowships

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:53

The following information is from Global Health Corps.

Global Health Corps (GHC) is a community of leaders united by the belief that health is a human right. Our fellows are highly effective and empathetic systems thinkers with diverse backgrounds, expertise and stories.

During a yearlong paid fellowship, GHC fellows work in a range of critical roles within partner organizations on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia, developing as leaders and making an impact every day.

Applications due February 2, 2016

Available positions include the following:

For more information and to see additional positions, visit ghcorps.org/apply.

HCDE Industry Night with William Bernhard

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:50

Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for Industry Night on March 3, 2016. Industry Nights connect current students with local UX professionals for a one-hour career talk and Q&A. Mentors discuss career paths and share tips about how students can best prepare for today’s job market.

“Grad School Afterlife: Your Career“
William Bernhard, Senior UX Designer, TUNE
March 3, 2016, 5–6 P.M.
233 Sieg Hall

William Bernhard has over 15 years experience working as a designer across a wide variety of industries ranging from mobile marketing, to streaming media, to data analytics. Currently he is the Senior UX Designer at TUNE. In the past he has worked at Microsoft, T-Moible, and TIBCO, among others.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wjbsea
Twitter: @wjbseattle

Capstone Design Award Fund — Application Now Open

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:16

The following information is from the UW College of Engineering.

Engineering Capstone Design Award
Application Deadline: March 4, 2016

The Engineering Capstone Design Award supports teams of undergraduate engineering students working on capstone design projects. Funding for this award is made possible through private support by alumni and friends of the College of Engineering. Awards can be used for supplies/materials, equipment, travel, or training relevant to the capstone design project. Distribution of awards varies based on funding availability and the distribution decisions of the Capstone Review Committee. In 2015, the maximum amount awarded was $1,000.

Requests for funding can be submitted through the Catalyst application. The application deadline is March 4, 2016 at 5:00pm. Applicants will receive award notifications by March 18, 2016.

The application can be found at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/enghmw/291080.

 

Please contact Mike Engh at enghmw@uw.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Seattle Challenge Cup Competition

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 16:56

The following information is from UW’s Startup Hall.

Seattle Challenge Cup Competition
Monday, January 25, 2016
10 a.m. — noon
Seattle’s City Hall, 600 4th Ave

 

Join us on Monday, January 25, to watch the inaugural Seattle Challenge Cup competition! Seattle is one of 45 cities competing in the Challenge Cup, a global competition organized by 1776 and locally by Startup Hall. Fifteen startups with big ambitions will present their solutions to meaningful problems in our world, from education to transportation or food to finance. Three participants will advance to represent Seattle in a regional competition, and should one advance to the finals in our nation’s capital, there’s $175,000 in cash, over $1,000,000 in potential investments (and bragging rights) to boot! RSVP here.

UX Speaker Series: “Design for Desire,” with Hugh McLoone

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:39

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering welcomes you to join us every Friday this quarter for our 2016 UX Speaker Series. If you can’t make it in person, videos of each talk will be posted within 2 business days to the HCDE website.

Design for Desire

HUGH MCLOONE
PRINCIPAL UX RESEARCHER, T-MOBILE

JANUARY 22, 2016
11:30 A.M.—12:20 P.M.
216 LOEW HALL

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Hugh McLoone will present case studies of applied UX research during the product design process. He will focus on successful innovation of technology products based on exemplary physical comfort, cognitive performance, and emotional desirability. How can questioning UX assumptions lead to a new, ergonomic keyboard design that now outsells straight, conventional keyboards? How can Fitt’s Law be utilized by a handful of technologists over the course of 3 hours to discern the optimal HCI for millions of computer users? How can the attributes of touchable objects be applied to product design? And more …

About Hugh McLoone

Hugh McLoone, CPE, CIH, has been dedicated to human well-being, product innovation, and business success. He incorporated his research findings into more than 70 Microsoft products. His contributions have been recognized with numerous design awards and patents. Prior to joining Microsoft, Hugh worked at Apple Computer. Presently, he is a Principal UX Researcher with T-Mobile.

SEE THE FULL UX SPEAKER SERIES LINEUP »

Internship: Associate Product Designer at Workday

HCDE Blog - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 17:42

The following position was posted to the HCDE Jobs & Internship database by Workday, an HCDE Cor­po­rate Affil­i­ates member.

Associate Product Designer, Intern
Workday

 

Job Description

The Workday UX team is bringing consumer style interactions to business processes. If you share our passion for simplicity and the belief that business applications should be strikingly better, this may be the place for you. We are looking for versatile designers who have the tools to work in a fast paced, design-focused environment. Become part of a UX team that thrives on sharing feedback and supporting each other.

Responsibilities

  • Distill complex problems into simple and elegant user experiences for a range of target users and platforms including mobile and the Web.
  • Creatively apply the best user interface design ideas of the consumer web to business applications.
  • Create wireframes and prototypes to communicate your design concepts to a broad range of colleagues, customers and end users.
  • Working knowledge of effective UX design patterns.
  • Create innovative and cutting edge user interactions.
  • Discover, evaluate, and document design patterns and standards.

Skills/Requirements

  • Pursuing a BA/BS or MS degree preferred in HCI, or related field.
  • Creative thinker who can effectively innovate big ideas and execute on details
  • Familiar with Web technologies such as HTML5, Flex and an appetite for learning more.
  • A passion for UX knowledge. You love all things mobile, social, and cutting edge.
  • Experience with wireframing and prototyping
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders; i.e. technical developers, business leaders, and users.

Workday is proud of its diverse workforce, but regrets that it is currently unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

About Workday

Workday delivers Human Capital Management, Financial Management, Payroll, Time Tracking, Procurement, and Employee Expense Management applications to the world’s largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized to the Fortune 50, are gaining business value from Workday.

Workday is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Workday are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.

Special Notes/Application Procedures: Free intern housing provided
Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until Feb 16, 2016
Duration of Position: 10–12 Weeks
Paid? Yes
Contact: Marilou Alejo, marilou.alejo@workday.com
Company URL: http://workday.com/college

Internship: Associate UX Product Manager at Workday

HCDE Blog - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 17:37

The following position was posted to the HCDE Jobs & Internship database by Workday, an HCDE Cor­po­rate Affil­i­ates member.

Associate User Experience Product Manager, Intern
Workday

 

Do you live and breathe “Mobile First”? Have you worked with teams to deliver superior, delightful and responsive user experiences? Do you passionately believe that enterprise user experiences can be as simple, engaging, and innovative as today’s top consumer apps? Then join us!

Job Description:

Join our team and experience Workday! It’s fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing. At Workday, we’re committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have a good time, too. In fact, we run our company with that principle in mind every day: One of our core values is fun.

We’re looking for an Associate User Experience Product Manager to join our Mobile team. We’re a driven, dynamic and entrepreneurial team motivated to build product that is a cut above. Also, you’d be joining a rapidly growing company that’s on the bleeding edge of the cloud.

Sound interesting? Give us a shout if you can cover the requirements below!

Requirements:

  • Passionate: for all things UI and mobile
  • Organized: adept at product ownership, scrum, story creation
  • Collaborative: coordinate projects and teams to get things done
  • Creative: out of box thinker, able to troubleshoot and remove obstacles
  • Inspiring: communicate effectively with customers, partners and the market
  • Technical: work with engineers to navigate technical issues
  • Prior experience with UI Accessibility standards
  • Educated: BA/BS (preferably CS/Engineering)

Responsibilities:

  • Manage project plans, feature design and delivery
  • Identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial and technical goals
  • Research consumer applications, competition, industry trends and technological trends
  • Gather requirements, coordinate design, and guide execution of features

About Workday

Workday delivers Human Capital Management, Financial Management, Payroll, Time Tracking, Procurement, and Employee Expense Management applications to the world’s largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized to the Fortune 50, are gaining business value from Workday.

Workday is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Workday are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.

Special Notes/Application Procedures: Free intern housing provided.
Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until Feb 16, 2016
Paid? Yes
Contact: Marilou Alejo, marilou.alejo@workday.com
Company URL: http://workday.com/college

Job: Visual Designer at Microsoft

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:31

The following position was posted to the HCDE Jobs & Internship database by Microsoft, an HCDE Cor­po­rate Affil­i­ate member.

Visual Designer
Microsoft

Job Description

Are you a thought pioneer? The Bing Technologies / Microsoft Advertising UX team is transforming the way we think about and deliver digital advertising experiences for advertisers and publishers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic designer passionate about interaction, creative design solutions, problem solving, and storytelling. You must be part matchmaker, technologist, marketer, and artist, you ask questions, find answers, and figure out how to distill a vision or idea into a product story. You develop a plot, identify the people, and shape the product around the specific values it should offer the end user. You think about the whole and see the big picture. You can go deep because you understand that the product’s true value lies in the details of its interactions and every touch point that an end user has with it.

Online Advertising is one of the fastest growing businesses on the Internet today, with $40 billion of a $600 billion advertising market already online. Microsoft is looking to grow its share of this market through new ways of thinking about value and connection between consumers and the businesses they care about. User centered design and research insights will be key to propelling our success. Working at the intersection of business, technology, media, and crafted experiences makes Microsoft Advertising Research & Development team one of the most strategic teams at Microsoft in the new world of connected hardware and software experiences.

Whereas our experience team excels in co-creation and innovative solutions, partnering with Bing, Xbox, Skype, Yahoo!, MSN, and others, our platform and media side understands and connects with the needs of developers, advertisers, account managers, and small businesses. We know monetization, analytics, and the user. We use this understanding and unique vantage point to shape our solutions.

You will be part of a team that is responsible for guiding and designing a vision for the next generation of digital advertising experiences. We’re looking for someone who’s forward-thinking and willing to challenge and provoke new ways to connect with our consumers.

This position requires excellent design, communication, and organization skills, and the ability to work across teams. You’ll also be expected to quickly broaden your technical understanding as new technologies become available. A deep understanding of our customers and creating great product experiences is a must!

Required Skills

As a UX Designer on this team:
• You will be responsible for working with stakeholders to develop concepts, designs, and design assets, and prototypes.
• You must have a passion for quality craftsmanship.
• You should possess the ability to communicate effectively and develop good stories and problem statements
• You should have a clear understanding of each phase of the design process: information architecture + interaction design, research + usability, rapid prototyping, visual + motion design, brand integration, and content creation.

Skills & Requirements:
• Demonstrated excellence in design
• Understanding of UX methods, process, and tools
• Basic coding and HTML / CSS skills a bonus
• An open-minded, creative and human-centered approach to problem solving
• Passion for creating simple, playful, and seamless product experiences
• A strong interest in design and technology trends. Familiar with current mobile design paradigms.
• The ability to work collaboratively with other designers
• Advertising or relevant marketing experience a plus
• Experience creating, managing, or contributing to UI pattern libraries and interaction guidelines
• Knowledge of natural user interface (NUI) paradigms is a plus
• Ability to quickly produce elegant and easily understood diagrams, wireframes, and other artifacts
• Ability to think conceptually about design and information architecture

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until Feb 14, 2016
Contact: Eric Hansen, ehansen@microsoft.com
Company URL: http://www.microsoft.com

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