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Internship: Associate UX Product Manager at Workday

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

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

Upcoming HCDE Town Hall Events

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:14

Current Human Centered Design & Engineering students are invited to the second annual HCDE Town Hall.

Hosted by HCDE Professor & Chair David McDonald, this informal Town Hall is your opportunity to discuss the state of the department directly with the Chair.

No R.S.V.P. necessary. Bring your questions and join us!

HCDE Town Hall
for Undergraduate Students
Tuesday, January 26
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Design Lab, Sieg 233 HCDE Town Hall
for Master’s Students
Wednesday, February 10
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Design Lab, Sieg 233 HCDE Town Hall
for PhD Students
Tuesday, February 16
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Design Lab, Sieg 233

 

Expedia Seattle Hackathon

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 13:38

The following information is from Expedia, members of HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program.

Expedia Seattle Hackathon
January 29–31, 2016
UW’s Startup Hall

Create apps to revolutionize travel

Budding and seasoned developers alike are invited to join Expedia for a Hackathon focused on revolutionizing the online travel experience. Participants compete individually or in teams of up to 4 individuals. During the Challenge Period, each individual/team will have the opportunity to hack and build on any of the API’s provided by Expedia.

Details and registration »

Internship: UX Intern at Tableau

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 17:02

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

UX Intern
Tableau

 

Internship Description

As a UX Intern, you will help design elegant user interfaces and rich user experiences. You have a deep passion for both and the ability to work collaboratively to make the design into an implementation that users will love. You will be responsible for the design of web or mobile user experiences for a suite of visual analysis products with a constantly expanding set of capabilities. You will work collaboratively with engineers, product managers, executives, and other designers throughout the planning and development lifecycle. You will be constantly challenged to leverage your creativity and your technical prowess to satisfy customers and extend their ability to see, understand, and “reach out and touch” their data.

A few more things you’ll be doing…

  • Design highly interactive user experiences in web-based and mobile-based analytical products
  • Develop UI mock-ups, storyboards, flow diagrams, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and interactive prototypes
  • Work directly with developers to ensure designs are implemented as effective user experiences
  • Participates in usability testing, developing user experience standard and requirements

Who you are…

  • Educated. College student in human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent degree
  • Experienced. Some as a user experience designer, interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar role, with a portfolio of past products
  • Knowledgeable. Strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
  • Communicator. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Team Player. Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs

Tableau Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until Feb 08, 2016
Paid? Yes
Contact: Jen Dynes, campusrecruiting@tableau.com
Company URL: http://www.tableau.com

HCDE Career Fair Workshop: January 11

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 13:03
HCDE Career Fair Workshop
Monday, January 11, 2016
4–5:30 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab (Sieg 233)

The Human Centered Design & Engineering annual Career Fair will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016. Current HCDE students are encouraged to join us for an advance crash course all about making the most of your Career Fair experience. The experts in UW’s Career Center @ Engineering will discuss what makes a winning resume, and share tips about how to network in a career fair setting. Please bring your current resume and portfolio (if you have one).

Register here »

Design Help Desk Winter Hours

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:24

The following information is from the UW Libraries.

Design Help Desk Winter Hours
Wednesdays, Noon–2 p.m.
Seattle campus, Allen Library, Research Commons

The Design Help Desk offers free advice to all students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington who want to improve their visuals for presentation and publication. Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters—and receive help from a designer on staff. Design consultants are graduate students or senior undergraduates in the UW Division of Design from the UW School of Art, Art History and Design.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant — iSchool

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 13:02

The following information is from the UW Information School.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant INFO 474 – Winter 2016
The Information School, UW

The University of Washington Information School is recruiting undergraduate students who have successfully completed INFO 474 for the INFO 474 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant position. Applicants will be selected based on prior course work, skill level, work experience, and work schedule availability. This position will work up to a maximum of 15 hours per week.

INFO 474 – Interactive Information Visualization
(TA must be available for lecture and corresponding lab)

INFO 474A: M/W 1:30–3:20p.m.
Lab: M 3:30–4:20p.m.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties: conduct lab section meetings (including running coding tutorials and debugging help sessions), prepare and grade assignments, prepare test questions, proctor and score exams, maintain grading records, prepare and maintain course attendance records, calculate quarter grades, request student assessments for course, attend lectures, hold regular office hours, tutor students, manage and respond to course-related e-mail, prepare and maintain webpage for course materials, develop and maintain online communications, discussion sites, etc., attend instructor/TA meetings, act as liaison between student and professor, prepare handout materials, review literature, place course materials on library reserve, facilitate discussions, hold extra review sessions for exams, obtain room for review sessions, request or acquire necessary equipment.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduates enrolled at the University of Washington for Winter 2016 who have successfully completed INFO 474. HCDE students: If you have instead taken HCDE 411, you may also be considered.
  • Strong interest in working with students having varying skill levels
  • Proficiency in the course content, including proficiency coding and debugging in Javascript and D3.

Pay

  • $13.98 — $16.07 per hour based on experience.
  • This position is not benefits eligible. Questions compensation should be directed to Dean Speer, HR Coordinator, at ballet@uw.edu.

To apply:

  1. Send a cover letter that addresses your skills and experience.
  2. Send your current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.
  3. Send your most recent transcript (.pdf format preferred) — official copies are not necessary.

iSchool students, please submit all application materials via iCareers, job #3592.
Non-Information School students can apply through HuskyJobs, job #97280.

Please submit all application materials at your earliest convenience. All applicants will be contacted within two weeks after of the closing date.

Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Posted: 12/2/2015
Job Dates: 12/16/2015
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled
University of Washington Information School

Data Incubator for MS & PhD Students

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 16:42

The following information is from the Data Incubator.

The Data Incubator
Call for Applications

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2016-03-21 to 2016-05-13

Application Link: http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=waGNkZXdlYkB1dy5lZHU=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Join our free webcast on building a data science project in 30 minutes. Signup soon as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-in-thirty-minutes-tickets-19840055139.

Who Should Apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a master’s or PhD program or who has already obtained a master’s or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged tosign-up for a future session.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Call for Judges: TAF STEM Expo

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 16:39

The following information is from the Technology Access Foundation.

Call for Judges
Technology Access Foundation STEM Expo

On February 13th, 2016, TAF Academy will hold its largest STEMExpo ever as 300 6-12th grade students will feature individual and group projects focused on various topics.  This is the largest annual student event of the year — so large that it will take place at Seattle University!

Because of the magnitude of the event, we’re looking for all the help we can get.

Here’s how you can get involved:

We’re looking for 60–70 people who have experience or some sort of STEM background to serve as judges or mentors — no need to be an expert. We will provide the judging criteria, as well as a brief online training as the date gets closer. An example of categories include Behavioral and Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Alternative Energy, Physical Sciences and more!

Click here to learn more about the STEMExpo, student project categories, and to sign up as a judge or mentor!

Another volunteer opportunity is coming up sooner: On January 20, TAF Academy will hold a school-wide mock interview workshop, to support our students in college and career readiness. We’re looking for 15–30 people who can take an hour of their morning to conduct mock interviews with 6th-12th grade students. We’ll provide a script, and each volunteer will conduct five to seven 5-minute interviews. To participate, please reply to this email or email Sarah Wilkes at sarahw@techaccess.org.

Convey UX: Call for Project Showcase Presenters

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 16:23

The following information is from the Convey UX conference website.

Since its inception in 2013, the annual ConveyUX conference produced by Blink UX has been the premiere gathering in the Pacific Northwest for user experience professionals. A popular component of the conference is the Project Showcase. The Showcase features live demonstrations of completed UX projects developed by people from around the world. Last year, representatives from a dozen organizations were on hand to speak with conference attendees one-on-one in an informal and fun atmosphere. The 2016 Project Showcase takes place February 11.

In preparation for the 2016 event, we are inviting you to submit a proposal for presenting your project. This is a great opportunity to show off your work and gain valuable feedback from your peers. You can see examples of 2015 Project Showcase presenters.

We look forward to your participation!

How It Works

Adjacent to the meeting rooms will be a special section for you and your peers to show off your work. You receive your own exhibit table. You will be expected to bring examples from your project. This might include artifacts like sketches and prototypes. You might display digital work from your laptop. Anything helps tell your story is welcome.

As attendees visits your table space, you provide a short pitch regarding the challenges and solutions that were part of the project journey. This is not a formal presentation.

The Showcase will be open for two hours and you will be expected to be at your table during those times. The Showcase may overlap some of the other conference sessions.

As a Project Showcase presenter, you receive a complimentary conference registration.

Showcase Proposal

Our proposal process is informal and easy—no forms! Send a detailed description of your project and organization as well as some information about yourself. Projects need to be specifically identified. Generalized discussions are not appropriate. We want to see and hear about real-world work product.

Send your proposal to Joe Welinske, Program Manager. 206–304-1687.

“Being Human in a Big Data World: Human-Centered Data Science,” a talk by Cecilia Aragon

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 16:25
Being Human in a Big Data World: Human-Centered Data Science Cecilia Aragon, HCDE Professor
December 9, 2015
4:30–5:20 p.m.
241 Mary Gates Hall

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Small scale, qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis offer researchers the opportunity to obtain very rich, deep insights about very specific phenomena — often in a very bounded or limited context. Such studies often face challenges related to generalization, extension, verification, and validation. On the other hand, large scale, quantitative approaches to data collection and analysis offer researchers broad assemblages of data, but such data is often much more shallow — missing the rich detail associated with deep study.

But what happens as qualitative data sets grow ever larger? With the ease of collecting qualitative data such as text and multimedia photos and videos, such data sets are becoming an increasing challenge to analyze with the same level of detail and depth. How do we preserve the richness so well associated with traditional qualitative techniques in a world of such Big Data? How can we be sure not to lose the compelling and inspiring stories of individuals in the sea of aggregated data at scale?

There are clear advantages of each perspective — one can choose methods and techniques which facilitate deep, but narrow analysis, or one can be broad, but shallow. In this talk, Cecilia Aragon will discuss and explore some of the particular sets of problems and challenges sociotechnical researchers face with regards to this small-data versus big-data tension, and seek ways of overcoming (or at least identifying potential solutions to) these problems and addressing the challenges.

About Cecilia Aragon

Cecilia Aragon is an associate professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and a Senior Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington. She directs the Human-Centered Data Science Lab. Previously, she was a data scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for six years, after earning her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2004. She earned her B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology.

Her research focuses on human-centered data science, an emerging field at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), and the statistical and computational techniques of data science. She and her students develop collaborative visual analytics tools to facilitate data science, and study current scientific practice around large and complex data sets. Her research interests span the areas of HCI, CSCW, data science, visual analytics, machine learning, and astrophysics. In 2009, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her work in collaborative data-intensive science.

 

Job: UX Designer at Blink UX

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:40

The following information is from Blink.

User Experience Designer
Blink Blink is currently seeking a user experience designer to join our team. In this role you would work on complex, workflow-driven design projects across all platforms and devices. Our work is focused on mobile, desktop, and web applications and the position requires experience for all areas of software design. We are looking for some previous consulting experience; however, experience with “shipped” products is highly desired.

Your portfolio should show examples of the user-centered design process, design thinking, as well as your final design solutions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Working collaboratively on a project team to support the overall design effort
  • Creating workflow and experience map diagrams from research data
  • Creating wireframe prototypes for usability testing
  • Creating detailed wireframe specifications
  • Presenting work to clients
  • Occasionally traveling to client locations out-of-state

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience
  • 1–3 years of experience as an interaction or UX designer
  • Proficiency in current design and prototyping tools and ability to learn new ones as projects require
  • Understanding of user-centered design methods
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knack for creative problem solving and innovative solutions
  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design
  • Portfolio of work that showcases your design work

Attributes

  • Take ownership of work
  • Collaborate with other designers and team members
  • Work within a time-sensitive environment
  • Enjoy small (open) office culture
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for learning
Apply here »

Seattle UX Holiday Party

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:52
Seattle UX Holiday Party
December 17, 2015, 6–9 p.m.
MOZ headquarters
1100 2nd Avenue #500

Members of the HCDE community are invited to join UXPA Seattle, Puget Sound SIGCHI, and UX HH for their second annual holiday party holiday party, hosted at the MOZ headquarters.

Features include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Door prizes
  • Holiday activities
  • Photo booth
  • Networking opportunities

Learn more and RSVP here »

Internship: UX Design at Intel

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 09:38

The following internship description is from Intel.

UX Design Internship (Wearables)
Intel
Hillsboro, Oregon

Come join Intel as an Intern in our New Devices Group. We are looking for a UX Design intern with strong visual abilities to join a team creating new experiences with new wearable devices.

We are looking for individuals who can work both at the conceptual as well as the implementation level, and who are able to work with a small and multi-disciplinary team. The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the research phase, prototyping and final production design. You will be responsible for delivering UX concepts, interaction flows, visual designs, and design requirements.

Qualifications

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through a combination of your schoolwork / classes / research and/or relevant previous job and/or internship experiences.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be pursuing an Master’s or PhD in Design (interaction design, Product Design, UX Design, Industrial Design or similar) or related fields.
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience with interaction design across a number of platforms.
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in interaction design, visual design, and design process.
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in Adobe CS and other relevant software packages.
Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with hardware/software prototyping
– Familiarity with software development in an agile environment.

Additional Notes
  • This is a paid position
  • Some relocation assistance may be available
  • Internship can last from 3–12 months
  • Can start as early as January 2016 but summer is an option as well
  • Must have the right to work in the US
  • Apply Before: Feb 29, 2016

Applicants can apply at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/job-search.html and by entering the job code ‘781604’ in the ‘Keyword’ search box

Internship: Social Media & Marketing at Cambia Health

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:36

The following internship description was originally posted to HCDE’s Internship Database.

Social Media/Marketing Internship
Cambia Health Solutions

This part-time role is scheduled for January-June 2016. We are seeking to identify candidates for future employment opportunities based on this internship experience.

The Cambia Grove is a health transformation collaborative – a place where innovators and entrepreneurs can work closely with local and national stakeholders to find solutions to pressing health care challenges. We are seeking an intern to join our small dynamic team.

The Social Media/Marketing Intern will be an integral member of the Cambia Grove team and will assist in performing the following duties:

  • Manage day-to-day social media presence including online community management, planned social content and reactive
  • Blogging support including online community management, social media event support and event recap support
  • Monitor, track and prepare reports to summarize the results and effectiveness of the marketing and social media programs at the Cambia Grove
  • Write and distribute corporate communications through various social media channels including, but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube to engage our external stakeholders

Other Projects/Duties as Assigned:

  • Operations support including event set-up and breakdown and catering support
  • Internal reporting of social activity including identifying metric goals for each planned activity, correlating to results/success
  • Internal communication with individuals across the organization

Required Skills: Combine your academic experience with the following skills and abilities:

  • Minimum 2+ years university education completed and currently working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in Business, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology, Public Relations or a related field. Candidates who have completed their undergraduate or graduate degree in the last six months are also encouraged to apply
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Web publishing experience
  • Proficient with social media and prior work experience using social media techniques preferred
  • Able to work well with business customers and IT partners
  • Excellent analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average
  • Highly Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Prior experience with Salesforce and Radian6 a plus
  • Creative individual who is comfortable working on self-directed projects
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Please apply online, here: http://cambiahealth.hodesiq.com/jobs/default.aspx?jid=IHCVDJMbuTu6AM02rW6U0Uzig3cGNRkaLi6gOSPzo%2bI%3d

This is a paid internship. Contact Michelle Schwartz at michelle.schwartz@cambiahealth.com with questions.

TechSAge Design Competition 2016

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 09:44

The following information is from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (RERC TechSAge) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

TechSAge Design Competition 2016
Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability
Enter by January 15, 2016

Have an innovative technology-enabled design solution to help and empower the aging population? Consider entering the first international design competition on technologies to support successful aging with disability. The TechSAge Design Competition is a two-phase competition designed to foster highly creative and impactful concepts. Get support to develop your technology designs for the aging population and win cash prizes! Enter online at www.techsagecompetition.com by  January 15, 2016.

The TechSAge Design Competition 2016 seeks to inspire talented designers to develop innovative technology-enabled design solutions for the aging population, especially considering the varied abilities and limitations of older adults. Enter individually or as a team with a unique submission under one of the following categories:

  • HEALTH AT HOME
  • SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS
  • ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
  • COMMUNITY MOBILITY

Designed technology solutions may be products and/or systems including but not limited to ambient technologies, wearable devices, mobile applications, assistive robots—in the broad areas of design and computation, including industrial design, interaction design, graphic design, human-computer interaction, human factors, software engineering, and artificial intelligence, to mention a few. Each category will select the top three designed technologies to compete in phase 2 of the competition for the first, second and third place. Judges include a talented panel of experts on product design, universal design, technology design, human-computer interaction, robotics, design research methods, and aging.

The deadline for entries is January 15, 2016.

To learn more about the competition, please visit: techsagecompetition.com

Brought to you by RERC TechSAge: techsage.gatech.edu

The competition is organized by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (RERC TechSAge) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. TechSAge is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RE5016-01–00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Job: UX Design Immersive Instructor at General Assembly

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 09:34

The following job description is from General Assembly.

UX Design Immersive Instructor
General Assembly, Seattle

In this immersive educational experience, students engage in the user experience process, developing the skills and portfolio of a junior practitioner. We are looking for instructors to lead this transformative experience through General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive course.

Why Teach the User Experience Design Immersive?

If you are looking to make a life-changing impact by doing what you know and love, this is the position for you. Through this unparalleled opportunity, you will:

  • Deepen your own design skills by guiding students through a rigorous journey where they begin as driven novices and leave as empowered designers
  • Facilitate a supportive and energetic community that lasts well beyond the course
  • Challenge students to think strategically as they turn their ideas into real user experience solutions
  • Hone your own leadership skills by working with an instructional team and classroom community

Who are we?

General Assembly is a venture-backed, NYC-based startup focusing on education for individuals and enterprises in the areas of technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We currently have physical classrooms in 8 cities across 4 continents, with tens of thousands of students coming through our doors.

Skills and Qualifications

  • You are eager to shape the skills, minds, and trajectories of the newest generation of user experience designers.
  • You are the person that your colleagues naturally gravitate to when they are looking for guidance.
  • You have 4 — 5 years of experience working in user experience design.
  • You have fluency in some or all of the following topics: the UX Process, User Research and Personas, Usability Testing, UX Analysis, Information Architecture, Interface Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Analytics and Optimization, Mobile UX, and/or HTML/CSS.
  • You have previous user experience design teaching experience, through a course, team training, etc.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Teach eight hours a day, five days a week, for 10 weeks.
  • Instructors will need to commit 10 — 20 hours a week to working with us on curriculum/preparing to teach.
  • Work closely with two – three co-instructors or teaching assistants to provide students with meaningful and prompt feedback on their progress.
  • Work alongside GA staff and teaching team to best meet the needs and learning styles of your students.
  • Guide students through development of a stellar final project that will showcase their abilities to hiring managers.
  • Facilitate a dynamic and collaborative classroom community.
  • Inspire students to persevere through the challenges of solving user experience design problems.

Junior level designers will be considered as well. Interested applicants may contact Elysse Reyna, Education Program Producer, at elysse.reyna@generalassemb.ly or apply directly to the position, here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/generalassembly/jobs/26407#.Vl8rnfmrSUl

 

HCDE Research Assistantship for PhD Students

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:51

A PhD research assistantship is available at the University of Washington to study critical infrastructure disaster resilience using natural language processing, expert elicitation, machine learning, and simulation modeling. Stipend (11mo/yr) and tuition waiver is available for a minimum of three years. The RAship will be funded by a multi-investigator, multi-institution National Science Foundation grant. A strong preference is for the RA to be enrolled in the PhD program in UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE). However, students enrolled in a different UW department will be considered (e.g., Computer Science and Engineering, iSchool, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography, or Urban Design and Planning).

Minimum responsibilities will include:

  1. Expert workshop design and facilitation
  2. Qualitative and quantitative data compilation
  3. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  4. Programming of a simulation of model of how various critical infrastructure are restored and recovered after minor and major disturbance events

Knowledge of Python is required (or evidence that the language can be learned quickly). Some knowledge or past coursework related to some or all of the following topics is preferred but not required: disasters, infrastructure, urban planning, machine learning, simulation modeling, facilitation. Evaluation of applications will emphasize technical ability, as well as demonstrating some background or potential related to social science or qualitative methods. Applicants may be admitted to the HCDE PhD program after completing either an undergraduate degree or a master’s degree in HCDE or a relevant field (up to 30 credits of master’s work may be applied toward the 105-credit PhD requirement). Since HCDE is a relatively new discipline, applicants can be expected to represent a wide range of backgrounds. For this project, some relevant degrees are computer science, geographic information science, civil engineering, applied math, and urban planning.
Deadline for applying to the HCDE PhD program is December 15, 2015. Anyone interested in the opportunity should contact Dr. Scott Miles (principal investigator) at milessb@uw.edu

More information about the NSF grant can be found here:
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1541025

More information on the HCDE PhD program can be found here:
http://www.hcde.washington.edu/phd

ConveyUX Conference Student Opportunities

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:55
ConveyUX 2016
February 9–11
Motif Seattle

ConveyUX is the conference for “what’s next in UX.” They offer fantastic opportunities for students to participate, including scholarships, discounted rates, and a poster presentations.

The deadline to apply for all student opportunities is January 15, 2016 »

Scholarships

Blink is offering complimentary registration to ten students for ConveyUX 2015 – a value of over $1,200 per student. Any travel expenses are on your own. Students must be enrolled *full-time* at an accredited academic institution at the time the application is submitted. Complete the Student Registration Application and write a description of your vision for the future of the profession in 300–500 words. This can be any aspect of user experience, including specific disciplines, cultural trends, the application of art or technology, etc. Students may be asked to assist with certain organizational activities during the conference. This will be arranged before the event.

Poster Presentations

We are accepting proposals for student poster projects for ConveyUX. The poster session takes place during a two-hour period on Thursday, February 10. As a Showcase participant, you would discuss and demonstrate your work. This might include a poster, a demo from your laptop, or the use of physical artifacts.

Participants receive a complimentary registration to the conference. This includes access for one person to all Main Event sessions and conference resources, food and beverages, and a reception.

Any travel expenses are on your own. Students must be enrolled *full-time* at an accredited academic institution at the time the proposal is submitted. Fill out the Student Registration Application Form. In addition, write a description of the project of 150–250 words. Include information about the purpose, methodology, and results of the project. If you have already completed a paper or other publication related to your project, please send that as well.

Reduced Rates

The rate for full-time students for the conference is $295 for the Wednesday/Thursday Main Event. Send a current transcript to joe@blinkux.com. We will reply with a promotional code that you can use with the standard conference web site. Access to Workshops will be based on seating availability.

The deadline for all student opportunities is January 15, 2016 »

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