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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

Internship: UX Research at Mercedes-Benz

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:45

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

User Experience Research
Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

MBRDNA’s Customer Research Center is looking for an intern interested in transportation UX research. The position will be located at MBRDNA’s Portland, Oregon office. We work closely with Daimler Trucks in performing customer research and user-centered design, working primarily with commercial vehicles.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of human factors methodology, questionnaire development, interviewing, usability testing, and data analysis
  • Ability to work in a team but also independently
  • Proficiency with standard Windows applications
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours) and travel domestically

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 24, 2015
Duration of Position: 6 months (flexible)
Pay Range: $15-$25/hour
Contact: Steve Wreggit, steven.wreggit@daimler.com
Company URL: http://www.mbrdna.com/

Internship: Dynamic Scheduling at Mohcare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:43

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

Dynamic Patient Appointment Scheduling
Mohcare Inc.

Most health care providers have patients who do not show up for their scheduled appointments. On average, just 10 no shows can cost a provider up to $57,000 in revenue.

Mohcare aims to reduce the noshow rate by building 2 products – a patient engagement app that lets patients schedule/reschedule online appointments anytime and an optimal scheduler app for providers to manage patient flow and bottlenecks efficiently through data analysis
and machine learning.

As part of this Internship, we want to focus on simplifying the patient appointment scheduling experience and reducing patient wait-times through access to live patient flow, approximate wait times and the ability to reschedule appointments accordingly.
This is a great opportunity for creative individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things and think out of the box. If you want to change people’s lives and create a significant impact, then this Internship is for you.

Deliverables:

As a part of this Internship, the team will build an axure prototype of the application that lets patients view physicians’ calendars to schedule an appointment as well as view live patient flow status at the time of the appointment to decide whether to reschedule their appointment or wait at the physician’s office.

Required Skills:

Intern candidate can share how much of these skills they bring to the internship and how much they will need to ramp up. Any coursework in this will be helpful, please point it out in your experience.

  • Product design around the full app experience through each phase of HCDE
  • Customer Research
  • Competitive Research
  • Wire Frames describing application flow
  • Axure or other tool to show the prototype design.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 23, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com
Posted on Apr 23, 2015.

Internship: Online Prescriptions at Mohcare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:31

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

Online Prescription Refills
Mohcare Inc.

The average wait time to see a new doctor is 18.5 days. The average wait time at the doctor’s office is 23 minutes. The average wait time to fill a prescription is 45 minutes. Long waits have become the norm in the health care industry. Mohcare aims to disrupt the health care industry by empowering patients with data and facilitating collaboration between patients and their care teams. We are building an intuitive application that lets patients find doctors in their network, read reviews, compare costs, schedule appointments, access their health records, refill prescriptions, pay their bills online and more. As part of this Internship, we want to focus on building a quick and convenient way for patients to set prescription refill reminders, send prescription requests to physicians and pharmacies by a simple tap or scan a barcode, have it delivered and never experience a wait time ever again! This is a great opportunity for creative individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things and think out of the box. If you want to change people’s lives and create a significant impact, then this Internship is for you.

Required Skills:

Intern candidate can share how much of these skills they bring to the internship and how much they will need to ramp up. Any coursework in this will be helpful, please point it out in your experience.

  • Product design around the full app experience through each phase of HCDE
  • Customer Research
  • Competitive Research
  • Wire Frames describing application flow
  • Axure or other tool to show the prototype design.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 23, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com

Internship: UX for Healthcare App at Mohcare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:28

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

User Experience Framework for a Healthcare App
Mohcare Inc.

MohCare aims to disrupt the health care industry by empowering patients with data and facilitating collaboration between patients and their care teams. We are building an application that lets patients find doctors in their network, read reviews, compare costs, access their family’s health records and has 3 primary functions – schedule appointments, bill pay and prescription refills. There is also a gamification element to the patient’s user profile.

As part of this Internship, we want to focus on the interface – the basic layout, the overall themes, colors, images, buttons etc. Your main objective is to make the app easy to use and make navigation as simple as possible.
This is a great opportunity for creative individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things and think out of the box. If you want to change people’s lives and create a significant impact, then this Internship is for you.
Required Skills: Intern candidate can share how much of these skills they bring to the internship and how much they will need to ramp up. Any coursework in this will be helpful, please point it out in your experience.

Product design around the full app experience through each phase of HCDE:

  • Customer Research
  • Competitive Research
  • Wire Frames describing application flow
  • Axure or other tool to show the prototype design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 23, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com
Posted on Apr 23, 2015.

AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:27

The following information is from Challenge Post.

The Connect Ability Challenge is a software development competition (with $100,000 in cash prizes) focusing on assistive technologies.

During this 3 month online hackathon, we’re challenging students and developers to create software & hardware solutions inspired by four real people with disabilities — Paul, Xian, Jason, and Gus — and their struggle to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Whether you’re a developer, designer, or you have first hand experience in the field, we want you to get involved.

Learn more and register here »

Disney Tech Talk at UW: April 30

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:23
Disney Tech Talk at UW Thursday April 30, 2015
6 — 7:30 p.m.
Paul G. Allen Center, Room EE125

A Disney Tech Talk is coming to U Dub! Join us for a conversation with Troy Dennis– Vice President, Technology & Product Development at DATG and Gurjot Tur– Mobile Architect at Parks & Resorts Online on how Disney is innovating in the mobile space.

Pizza & drinks will be served.

Capstone Spotlight: Morning Owl

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:52
Morning Owl: Sleep Smarter. Do Better.

An HCDE Master’s Capstone project by Diana Chin, Ann Huang, and Elaine Zhao.

Morning Owl is an iPhone application that helps people improve their sleep quality by identifying environmental disruptors and recommending personalized sleep tips. Our intuitive interface invites both morning birds and night owls to explore their sleep data and learn how to sleep smarter.

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.

 

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