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Design and Technology Course Instructor

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:55

The following information is from Seattle Academy.

SEATTLE ACADEMY is a dynamic, urban prep school, grades 6–12. Our diverse faculty is exceptionally qualified, strong academically, combining rich life experience with passion for their disciplines.

We seek a part-time Design and Technology Course Instructor:  12 week course, offered for three consecutive trimesters beginning August 2015.

An important aspect of designing apps, websites, and other types of tech products is ensuring that users understand how to use the product and can access the information they need. This class will combine psychology, sociology, design, and front-end development to convey best practices for structuring user flows, layouts, information architecture, and more. Students will learn to wireframe apps, create prototypes, and test those prototypes with users to improve their designs.

Please submit cover letters and resumes by email ONLY to: Search Committee at resume@seattleacademy.org.

Internship: User Experience Design at Epic

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 18:13

The following information was sent by HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program members, Epic.

User Experience Design Intern
Epic

Position Summary
Spend your summer designing applications that will shape the future of healthcare. As a User Experience Design Intern at Epic, you’ll collaborate with fellow interns and full-time designers and developers in creating user-centered applications for the web, desktop, or mobile devices. You’ll be mentored by UXD professionals and take ownership of challenging, meaningful projects from day one. You’ll gain an understanding of your user’s needs and play a critical role in constructing how they interact with our newest applications.

We expect you to be able to demonstrate your ideas with various levels of finish: sketches, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and interactive prototypes. We employ a variety of creative software in our work, and you’ll use whichever is best for the task at hand.

The software we create directly improves the way over 50% of Americans receive healthcare — in fact, it’s likely affecting the life of someone close to you. You’ll need to take your work seriously, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to take yourself too seriously (having fun is part of our mission). At Epic, you’ll find a rare combination of intellectually demanding and interesting projects that contribute to the greater good. We are located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America’s best places to live.

Requirements

  • A solid portfolio demonstrating strong interactive and visual design skills
  • Education or experience in user-centered design techniques
  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree or greater in human-computer interaction or a related field
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship

For fastest consideration, please include a link to your online portfolio or any interactive applications you’ve designed.

Apply on the Epic website »

UW SIGCHI Talk: Collaborative Collecting: The Social Dimensions of User Data

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 15:00

Join UW SIGCHI for an invited lecture:

Collaborative Collecting: The Social Dimensions of User Data
Amelia Abreu (UW, Information School)
May 15, 2015
1:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.
128 Sieg Hall

When we design user experiences, we emphasize short term use: getting users signed up, initially interacting with the product, integrating it into their lives. But what happens after users have shared and saved meaningful data in a platform? How do users collect and share data, and how does this impact the long term user experience?

In this talk, Amelia Abreu will share findings from a longitudinal field study examining collecting and collaboration in social media platforms. She’ll explore findings about what types of users build collections, and how collections impact how users approach technology. Finally, she’ll share design guidelines for building better collecting experiences and creating stable and secure archival collections.

Bio:

Based in Portland, Oregon, Amelia Abreu works with agencies, tech companies (large and small), and cultural institutions. Before this, Amelia worked as a researcher and instructor at the University of Washington while pursuing a PhD in Information Science. Her dissertation, “Sharing and Saving” takes a design research approach to examine data collecting and collaboration. She has worked with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research and the IXR Group at Intel, both of whom supported her dissertation research.

This free event is open to the pub­lic. Please invite others » https://www.facebook.com/events/1406026113054040/

Black Box Festival

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:40

Dara Birnbaum. ARABESQUE (screening view of ARABESQUE). 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.

HCDE is a proud community sponsor of Aktionsart’s Black Box art, film and technology festival.

Black Box takes place during the Seattle International Film Festival, May 6 — June 7, 2015, and is organized independently by Aktionsart - a new art and technology nonprofit based in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in 2014 by Julia Fryett.

See the full festival program here »

CSCW Submission Writing Workshop

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 15:25
CSCW Submission Writing Workshop
Friday, May 15, 2 — 5 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab

HCDE faculty Gary Hsieh, Sean Munson, Julie Kientz, and David McDonald are hosting a CSCW submission workshop for HCDE and dub students, from 2–5 p.m. in the Design Lab (Sieg 233).

There will be three 1-hour paper-swapping sessions. You don’t have to participate in all three sessions. The goal is for you to get feedback on outlines, ideas, and writing.

You are also invited to come if you are not working on a submission but can help read/give feedback.

If you are interested in participating, please “register” your paper here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/142oejTyZu3-60vMASUah_FP5wsFTawZmYUM_O23E6R0/edit#gid=0

Startup Hall: Meet Member Company Mo

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 15:14

The following information is from UW’s Startup Hall.

Founder Friday: Meet Mo Friday, May 15
10:30 a.m. Meet a Member Company! Students only. Signup (required): http://www.startuphall.org/about/meet-a-member-company

Mo is the co-founder of Karat. Karat is the world’s first dedicated marketplace for expert interviewers. Customers like Intuit, SolarCity, Minted and Interana hire interviewers from Karat’s platform to assess their job candidates which saves time and improves the quality of hire. Prior to Karat, Mo was the Global Head of Strategy/M&A at XBOX, the gaming division of Microsoft. He built a team of 20 professionals and completed over $400M in deals during his tenure. Mo started his career by founding Topic Magazine, a lifestyle publication, right out of undergrad and he grew that business to over $1m in revenue in less than 2 years.

Founder Chat:

Come learn what it’s like to start a business right out of undergrad. Mo will walk a small group of students through his days at Topic Magazine — how he received funding, built the team and navigated the highs and lows of entrepreneurial life. He will then compare the approach he took with Topic to how is building Karat, and answer your questions.

Job: Data Scientist, Modeling Analyst, & Survey Methodologist with Hillary for America

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:25

The following information was sent from Husky Jobs.

Data Scientist, Modeling Analyst, and Survey Methodologist Hillary for America

Our mission is to give every family, every small business, and every American a path to lasting prosperity by electing Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States.  We are a driven team of passionate people from across the country, working around the clock to achieve our mission and put our country on the right path forward.

Analytics Team Overview

The HFA Analytics department analyzes the campaign’s data to guide strategic decision-making and help optimize resources on the ground, on-line, and on the air.

Our team’s work will be instrumental in helping the campaign determine which voters to target for persuasion and turnout efforts, where to place the most effective media buys, and how to design a compelling communication strategy. By diving head-first into our massive data-sets, the Analytics department will play a critical role in informing campaign strategy.

Role Overview & Day-to-Day

We are looking for Data Scientists, Modeling Analysts, and Survey Methodologists to join our team through November 2016 at our Brooklyn, NY headquarters. They will play a pivotal role in developing data-driven strategies for key primary and battleground states. They will be responsible for designing and building predictive models, field and digital experiments, and research methods. By utilizing their statistical expertise, they will dissect large datasets, synthesize results and present findings to team leaders.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Build and validate predictive models for voter behavior to ensure efficient voter contact
  • Develop methods to help optimize fundraising outreach efforts
  • Design, implement, and analyze experiments across various campaign channels
  • Developing and improving campaign survey methodology
  • Producing analyses to help the campaign allocate resource more efficiently
  • Mining text data to improve the campaign’s communication with voters

Required Skills & Background

  • BA/BS Econometrics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Political Science or other technical fields (MS or PhD preferred); OR equivalent practical experience in an analytical setting
  • Expertise with any of the following: predictive analytics and modeling, survey methodology, causal inference, experimental design and analysis, independent research, text analysis/natural language processing or regression analysis
  • Expertise in various statistical packages such as R, STATA, Python, Weka, or Apache Spark
  • Experience with SQL queries and data visualization tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a group environment

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, go to www.hillaryclinton.com/careers, apply to work on the campaign, and select Data Science from the Teams & Functions box when you submit your resume. Also email analyticsjobs@hillaryclinton.com to let them know that you have submitted your application. The application process will consist of an initial interview, a timed data science exam, and an interview with the director of the data science team.

The Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. The Campaign believes every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion. Consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, the Campaign provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship. This includes employment decisions related to hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, termination, and training.

Job: Data Analyst with Hillary for America

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 17:21

The following information was sent from Husky Jobs.

Data Analyst Hillary for America

Our mission is to give every family, every small business, and every American a path to lasting prosperity by electing Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. We are a driven team of passionate people from across the country, working around the clock to achieve our mission and put our country on the right path forward.

Analytics Team Overview
The HFA Analytics department analyzes the campaign’s data to guide strategic decision-making and help optimize resources on the ground, on-line, and on the air.

Our team’s work will be instrumental in helping the campaign determine which voters to target for persuasion and turnout efforts, where to place the most effective media buys, and how to design a compelling communication strategy. By diving head-first into our massive data-sets, the Analytics department will play a critical role in informing campaign strategy.

Role Overview & Day-to-Day
We are looking for Data Analysts, at both the junior and senior levels, to join our team through November 2016 at our Brooklyn, NY headquarters. The Analyst will play a pivotal role in developing data-driven strategies for key primary and battleground states. They will be responsible for designing and building tools to guide strategies at all levels of the campaign. By utilizing their statistical expertise, our Analysts will dissect large datasets, synthesize results and present findings to team leaders.

Tasks & Responsibilities
• Provide analytical support and data-driven strategies to allocate campaign resources in key primary and battleground states
• Establish metrics and data reporting tools to assess performance of various campaign initiatives
• Develop tools to assist in field, digital, communication, and fundraising operations
• Create data visualizations to identify trends and forecast possibilities
• Collaborate with team members to improve existing database structures

Required Skills & Background
• BA/BS OR equivalent practical experience in an analytical setting
• Experience with questionnaire and sample design, missing data/imputation, or manipulating large data sets preferred but not required.
• Experience using various statistical or mapping software such as Excel, R, STATA, or Python
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a group environment

Application Instructions
To be considered for this position, go to www.hillaryclinton.com/careers, apply to work on the campaign, and select Analytics from the Teams & Functions box when you submit your resume. Also email analyticsjobs@hillaryclinton.com to let them know that you have submitted your application. The application process will consist of an initial interview, a timed analytics exam, and a final interview with a team leader.

The Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. The Campaign believes every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion. Consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, the Campaign provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship. This includes employment decisions related to hiring, promotions, transfers, disciplinary action, termination, and training.

Capstone Spotlight: Yanjiu Internacional

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 14:45

Yanjiu Internacional: An evaluation method focused on cultural relevance

An HCDE Master’s Capstone project by Ignacio Contreras, Michael Gelon, Shufan Wen. Students designed an evaluation method focused on cultural relevance to function as a resource guide for designers working on products for other cultures.

HCDE OPEN HOUSE

See this and all of the 2015 Capstone Projects at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle Campus.

 

Puget Sound Research Forum Lunch on psychology of design

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:07
Puget Sound Research Forum Lunch on psychology of design June 18, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Lake Union Cafe
3119 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98102

On June 18, the Puget Sound Research Forum will be back at the Lake Union Café to enjoy lunch and hear from Dr. Jeff Johnson, author of Designing with the Mind in Mind, now in its 2nd edition. With degrees in psychology from Yale and Stanford, and having served on federally sponsored usability commissions, Jeff will talk through the cognitive underpinnings of good app design, emphasizing the trade-offs and contradictions that impact everyday users. Jeff’s trip here from the Bay Area is co-sponsored by Tableau who loves his work as much as we do, and he’ll be sure to show some of the UI bloopers from his other published texts.

Designing With the Mind in Mind: The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.

UI design rules are not simple recipes to be applied mindlessly. Being effective requires determining their applicability and precedence in specific situations. It also requires balancing the trade-offs that inevitably arise in situations when design rules appear to contradict each other. By understanding the underlying psychology for the design rules, designers and evaluators enhance their ability to interpret and apply them. Explaining that psychology is the focus of Jeff Johnson’s talk based on the newly issued 2nd edition of his book, Designing With the Mind in Mind.

BIO

Jeff Johnson is president of a product usability consultancy firm UI Wizards Inc., as well as Wiser Usability, Inc., a consultancy focused on usability and accessibility for adults over 50.  After earning B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities, he worked as a UI designer and implementer, engineer manager, usability tester, and researcher at Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard Labs, and Sun Microsystems. Since 2004 he has served on the SIGCHI U.S. Public Policy Committee.  He has taught at Stanford University and Mills College, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.  He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and author of several books including GUI Bloopers 2.0, Web Bloopers, and Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd edition.

Register here » 

Internship: Microsoft Research Strategic Prototyping team

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 17:25

The Microsoft Research Strategic Prototyping team is looking for interns for Summer 2015. The team owns the Microsoft Envisioning Center as part of its role in incubating and telling the story of innovation at Microsoft. We are also engaged in incubating disruptive ideas through rapid prototyping. The interns will join us on these incubation work. We are looking for outstanding and promising undergrads and graduate students in software engineering (Java/C#, C++, Javascript, mobile development on Windows/Android), as well as designers who can help us design unique mobile apps that helps transform research ideas into something people would love to use.

If interested or for more information, please contact Johnson Apacible, johnsona@microsoft.com

 

Internship: Interaction Designer

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:33

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

Interaction Designer Internship
Mohcare Inc.

Interaction Designers at mohCare inc. collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to define user interaction and workflow models for product features in a range of domains. They find ways to make complex information and interaction as simple as possible while building prototypes to demonstrate interactive behavior. As an Interaction Designer at mohCare, you will brainstorm ideas, create storyboards and plan activity scenarios.

Required Skills:

  • Enrollment in a bachelor or masters-level interaction design or user experience related program
  • Impress us with your approach, portfolio and outlook
  • Be innovative, productive, able to work closely with researchers, designers, hospitals and customers.
  • Possess excellent storytelling skills
  • Demonstrate mastery of design prototyping tools as appropriate for the role
  • Enjoy learning new technologies and developing prototypes and solutions
  • Enjoy building and innovating on social media and website interaction

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 29, 2015

Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com

Fail Forward — Nurturing a Resilient Mindset

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:24

The following information was sent from the UW Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

The greatest learning happens when you push yourself to the edge of what you are capable of doing. On that edge, you will experience setback, struggle, and failures – all of which provide an opportunity for growth. Come learn how to take risks, face challenges in and out of the classroom, and ultimately – fail forward.

In collaboration with Stanford’s Resilience Project, Undergraduate Academic Affairs is hosting two days of sessions focused on nurturing growth mindsets and resilient behaviors. Join us May 6th and 7th – just in time before your push towards finals!

RSVP for all events » http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth
Audience: UW students
1:30–3:00pm, HUB 145
Leadership development & understanding failure on the path to growth.

Reflections on Rejection: David Domke, Kate Starbird, Vicky Lawson, & Bob Stacey
Audience: Everyone
5:00–7:00pm, Intellectual House
Dinner at 5pm, Discussion at 5:30pm
Well-known UW faculty reflect on their accomplishments in light of the challenges, setbacks and road blocks they have faced along the way. These types of faculty presentations were originally developed at Harvard University.

THU, MAY 7
Resilience in Higher Education
Audience: UW campus community
12:00pm–1:00pm, HUB 214 (bring a lunch!)
Resilience in Higher Education, research, background and development of resilience work including a discussion of Carol Dweck’s Mindset research.

Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth
Audience: UW students
3:30–5:00pm, MGH 206
Repeat of Day 1: Leadership development, understanding failure on the path to growth.

RSVP for all events » http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/

Student Social Media Coordinator: UW Ethnic Cultural Center

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:18

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion was sent from the UW’s Office of Minor­ity Affairs & Diversity.

Stu­dent Social Media Coordinator
Samuel E. Kelly Eth­nic Cul­tural Center

$10.50/hour DOE, one year com­mit­ment (Sept. 2015 — June 2016)

The ECC Social Media Coordinator​position is responsible for the overall support of technology and web­based interactions for the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. This
position will oversee and precipitate the flow of information within the Ethnic Cultural Center, ensuring that people are working smarter instead of harder with the use of technology. This position will also be responsible for the maintenance, revision, and updates to current website content. The use of social media has become equally important, as the Social Media Coordinator will utilize networks such as Facebook, Mailchimp, Youtube, Flickr, Instagram, Huskylink and Twitter to strengthen the relationship of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and these constituents.The Social Media Coordinator works 16­-19.5 hours per week​and must be available to work evenings and weekends​. This position will also assist the professional staff with special projects for this office.

See the full job description »

Student Graphic Designer: UW Ethnic Cultural Center

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:16

The following information was sent from the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.

Student Graphic Designer
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

$10.50/hour DOE, one year commitment (Sept. 2015 — June 2016)

The ECC Graphic Designer​ position provides graphic design support to ECC staff with hard and soft copy products, including web sites. Perform a wide range of routine to complex duties and responsibilities to include: Web design, Publications, brochures, covers, Posters, briefings, multimedia, Illustration, logos, and exhibits. The ECC Graphic Designer is scheduled between the hours of 8am – 6pm, M­F for up to 19.5 hrs per week.

See the full job description »

Startup Weekend: Latino Markets

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:46

The following information was sent by HCDE alumnus Ario Jafarzadeh, a Startup Weekend organizer.

Startup Weekend Seattle: Latino Markets
MOZ:  1100 2nd Ave #500, Seattle
Friday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. — Sunday, May 3 at 9:00 p.m.

This Event is open to all and is not an exclusive event.

This weekend will give Startup Weekend some Latin flare, while hopefully solving pain points and creating applications that serve the Latino community local or abroad. There are no requirements for the types of apps created and you don’t even have to be Latino, just bring a fresh new idea, meet new friends, and build something awesome!

Students can use the code “AMIGOS” for $25 off.

Learn more and register here »

Capstone Spotlight: Smartphones & Accessibility

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:20
Smartphones & AccessibilityAccessible Design Leads to Better Usability for All
A Project with HTC

An HCDE Master’s Capstone project by Brett Burnside, Kellie Rogers, and Lisa Schaefbauer. Students conducted a research study of how blind and low-vision people use technology in their daily lives, and presented design recommendations presented to HTC.

HCDE OPEN HOUSE

See this and all of the 2015 Capstone Projects at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle Campus.

 

Personal Statement Writing Workshop: 4/29

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:25

The following information is from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
April 29,2015
12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

RSVP to attend at: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236

Undergrad Student Association Officer Voting Ends 4/28

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:36
Voting for the 2015–2016 Student Association undergraduate officers is now open » Place your votes here! 

Voting for officers closes Wednesday April 28 at 11:45 p.m. (UW NET ID is required for voting)

New Student Association officers will be announced Thursday April 29.

If you have any questions or concerns contact Melissa Jones, HCDE Student Association President, at mnj0914@uw.edu.

Grad Student Association Officer Nominations

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:21

The nomination period for officers on the 2015–16 HCDE Graduate Student Association is now open.

Submit a nomination for yourself and/or your peers here »

The nomination period is open until May 7, 2015. See officer roles and descriptions for information about each position.

Nominated students should plan to attend the In-Person Nominations & Nominee Introductions meeting on Wednesday, May 6, from 5–5:45 p.m. in 128 Sieg Hall. If you are unable to attend, include why you would be great in this role in the survey or send a short blurb to the GSA President, Gabrielle Mehlman, and your information will be read aloud during the meeting.

GSA elections timeline:
  • Online Nominations: 4/22 thru 5/7
  • In-Person Nominations & Nominee Introductions: Wednesday 5/6, 5–5:45 PM @Sieg Rm 128
    • Attendance to this is not required in order to run
    • The entire student body is recommended to attend in order to meet those who are running!
    • Once nominated, if you accept, you will submit a short bio/explanation of why you are running and why you would be great for this position. This can be the same blurb you read at the meeting, or can be different.
    • Note: You can be nominated online or in person, it does not matter. You can nominate someone else or nominate yourself.
  • Online Voting: 5/10 — 5/16
  • Results Announced: 5/18

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