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Startup Career & Internship Fair

HCDE Blog - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 14:49

Startup Career & Internship Fair
Friday, October 30
3:30 — 5:30 p.m.
Startup Hall, 1100 Northeast Campus Parkway

Want to work for a startup? Now you can!

Whether you’re a student or individual seeking employment or a startup company seeking talent to join your blossoming team of entrepreneurs, mark your calendars! Talk to dozens of fully established and vetted startups who are looking for talented people like you to join their companies.

This is one of three career-related Startup Week events open to all UW students and hosted by Startup Hall.

RSVP here:

To participate as an employer, email Lizzie at startup hall at

HCDE Industry Night with Adam Bullock

HCDE Blog - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 14:44

HCDE Industry Night
October 19, 2015
4:30–5:30 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab, 233 Sieg Hall

HCDE students are invited to join us for the inaugural HCDE Industry Night on October 19, 2015. Industry Nights connect current students with local UX professionals for a one-hour career talk and Q&A. Mentors discuss career paths and share tips about how students can best prepare for today’s job market.

Adam Bullock is a UX Design professional based in the Seattle metro area. During his career, Adam has designed and driven omni-channel digital experiences for brands like Nordstrom, Sorel, Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Sears and Nike.

Find the event on facebook »

Industry mentors: If you’re interested in hosting your own HCDE Industry Night for our students, please contact Cassie Atkinson-Edwards, HCDE Outreach Manager, at to let us know how you would like to be involved.

Panel: Equity In Design Education and Practice

HCDE Blog - Thu, 09/17/2015 - 11:45

The following event is organized by UW Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

Equity In Design Education and Practice (panel)
Saturday September 19, 2015

Noon — 1:00 p.m.
Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle

Free and open to the public!


  • Noelle Huskins, Associate Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Susan Kemp, Professor in School of Social Work at UW
  • Kristine Woolery, Senior Design Strategist at Microsoft
  • Izzie Zahorian, UX Lead at Google Ideas

Through a panel discussion we hope to promote open dialogue about what it means practically to consider equity in design. Panelists will include designers of varied disciplines and professions whose work centers around economic and social equity. The aim is to have a discussion about the various approaches that do and could exist to support critical engagement with equity in the field of design. Particularly, with the growing interest amongst practitioners in design for good or social impact, we hope to interrogate questions like the following: “What tools do designers have for making unique contributions towards equity? How could we better support this work by providing practitioners with the language and frameworks to address these issues?”

More details »


Architecture, Engineering, Construction Hackathon

HCDE Blog - Mon, 09/14/2015 - 10:35

The following information is from AEC Hackathon Pacific Northwest organizers.

AEC Hackathon 2.5
September 25–27, 2015
University of Washington’s Center for Research and Education in Construction
7543 63rd Ave NE, Seattle

Hello Innovators, Geeks, Builders, Designers and Robots,

Technology and the tech industry are driving and changing our Architecture, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) industry and the real estate market here in the Seattle Area — which makes it a perfect time and location for our Second AEC Hackathon Pacific Northwest (and our 9th AEC Hackathon thus far!).

And to make our event even more technical and to engage the tech industry, this year we will be co-locating a Virtual Reality Hackathon in the same venue. The VR Hackathon will be focused on all things VR (with some Mixed and Augmented Reality as well) but many hackers in this network are also very interested in AEC and the built environment. This will be a great opportunity to network and collaborate with gamers and other hackers using 3D data in new and creative ways. The judging for the AEC and VR Hackathons will be separate but there will be a lot of mixing and overlap.

This is a volunteer-organized, non-profit and vendor-neutral event. Event website and registration » 

AIGA Seattle Changemaker Showcase Event

HCDE Blog - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 14:33

The following information is from AIGA Seattle.

AIGA Seattle
Changemaker Showcase
September 23, 2015
6:30–9 p.m.
Pike Place Atrium, 1433 1st Avenue, Seattle

Wondering what grows from the intersection of creativity and food? Join the Design for Good Changemaker teams as we showcase and celebrate the results of the Changemaker Series!

Over the past few months, diverse volunteer design-thinking teams have used their superpowers by collaborating with local nonprofits on projects to enact social change addressing local food challenges. These include causes such as promoting access to fresh produce and healthy foods to low-income households, advocating domestic fair trade principles in the community, and empowering food entrepreneurs from immigrant communities in the hopes of creating a lasting ethnic street food market in Seattle.

  • Celebrate the teams’ successes over some wine, beer, and noshes
  • Check out the project showcase to see their design-oriented processes, valuable lessons learned, meaningful results and next steps for driving positive change in our community
  • Meet other creatives, win a prize in our Pour Back raffle
  • Commemorate the night in the photo booth
  • Seed ideas for next year’s Changemaker theme
  • And learn more about joining the Changemaker movement!
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite »

The Changemaker Showcase is the finale in a four-part event series that brings together diverse members of the design, nonprofit and social impact communities in partnership to use design thinking and sustainable frameworks to address today’s social challenges. Read more about Design for Good:

2015 InfoCamp Seattle

HCDE Blog - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 15:45

The following information is from the organizers of InfoCamp Seattle.

InfoCamp Seattle 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

InfoCamp is an unconference for information and technology professionals in Seattle. Our focus on information invites cross-pollination from all corners of the information world: IA/UX, Data Science, Library Science, Web Development, and beyond!

Capacity is limited; student tickets are $15 here:

Who attends InfoCamp?

InfoCamp welcomes anyone interested in information-related topics, from any perspective! Typical participants include:

  • professionals and practitioners from industry, academia, non-profits, government, libraries, and other sectors;
  • job– and career-seekers
  • hobbyists
  • students

InfoCamp attracts people who work with information in a variety of disciplines, from information architecture and user experience design to library science and information management.

What is the format of this unconference?

InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event — so anyone who attends can lead a session! You, the participants, design and deliver most of the sessions. You determine the topic and format of your session, pitch your session idea to the group, and sign up for a time slot. The purpose of this format is to encourage collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation. The benefits of this format include the immediacy of the topics – the sessions didn’t have to be submitted months ahead of time – and the fun, exciting (and a bit chaotic) feeling of being part of an event that’s being led by everyone.

What topics are discussed at InfoCamp?

Since InfoCamp is an unconference, nobody knows exactly what topics will be covered until the event actually starts. You can create sessions on any topic related to information, from any perspective. If you want a topic to be covered, you start the conversation. All we ask is that you don’t use session time to sell a product or service.

Who owns InfoCamp?

You do! It’s all creative-commons licensed, and anyone is welcome to host an InfoCamp! InfoCamp was invented in Seattle in 2007, but we want to share the idea with the world and let anyone who wants to run with it do so.

Who can register as a student?

Students enrolled in any program, any major, any school, in fall 2015 may sign up for student tickets. Be ready to show your ID.

What should I bring to InfoCamp?

You might want to bring business cards, a camera, a laptop, iPad, a personal water bottle or coffee mug, etc. And of course, if you plan to lead a session, bring whatever you need for your session. This might be a laptop, a handout for participants, notes to yourself, or just an idea!

The rooms have screens, projectors (bring your mac dongle!), and most have whiteboards.

Where do I go the morning of InfoCamp?

Registration will be held in Mary Gates Hall on the 1st floor (aka Mary Gates Commons).

Find Mary Gates Hall on the Campus Map:

Python Bootcamp and Seminar

HCDE Blog - Wed, 09/09/2015 - 15:30

The following information is from the UW eScience Institute.

UW Python Seminar and Bootcamp
September 28–29, 2015
Weekly seminar: Mondays, 3 p.m. through autumn quarter

Increasingly, scientific research in many fields is driven by computational approaches to large datasets, but graduate students are often expected to pick up these essential computational skills on their own. To help address this, UW eScience is offering a fall quarter Python bootcamp and seminar, aimed at helping first-year graduate students in scientific domains brush-up on the types of tools that drive computational research. The content is primarily aimed at first-year graduate students, but anyone from the UW community is welcome.

Capacity is limited; registration is $30 on a first-come first-served basis. Find more info at:


Job: Graphic Designer/Instructional Designer

HCDE Blog - Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:44
Graphic Designer/Instructional Designer LTA (limited term appointment)
Learning Gateway group in Graduate Medical Education
UW Medicine

Length of term: October 15th 2015 – April 15th, 2016

Main objectives:

  • Design and deliver original graphic animations and multimedia products for online learning courses
  • Design online learning courses
  • Deliver all the source files to the Learning Gateway team


  • Animate characters and other various images, to create engaging interactions
  • Edit audio files and embed them into web-based animations
  • Edit and produce videos and embed them into online learning courses
  • Integrate online learning courses with the UW Medicine LMS (Learning Management System)
  • Work closely with subject matter experts to share and manage content in various formats for review purposes

Minimum requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Experience with Adobe Web and Creative Suite or other graphic design suite
  3. Experience producing complex graphic elements and animations for the web
  4. Ability to show of examples of previous work
  5. Ability to self-reliantly learn Articulate Storyline 2 and other eLearning tools

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Availability of online portfolio
  2. Previous work experience with Articulate Storyline
  3. Experience in an agile project environment
  4. Experience with designing for learning environments

Interested applicants contact Simona Lazar, Director of eLearning Learning Gateway Program, at

Autumn Welcome Celebration

HCDE Blog - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 16:28

HCDE 2015 Welcome Celebration
Friday, October 2, 2015
4 — 6 p.m.
Sieg Hall, 4th Floor

New and returning HCDE students are invited to join the department for the 2015 HCDE Welcome Celebration.

Pick up some HCDE swag, enjoy light refreshments, and meet or reconnect with fellow HCDE students, faculty, and staff.

Find the event on facebook »

UXPA Call for Proposals

HCDE Blog - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 16:16

The annual 2016 UXPA Conference will be held in Seattle next May 31 — June 2, 2016.

Submission for proposals is now open, and will be until midnight, September 10.

What’s the next big thing in user experience? What are the major influences on our methods and tools? How can we get the best bang for our buck and ensure the voice of our customers are heard? What are the latest design trends?

Proposals can accommodate one of the following types of audiences:

  • Beginner (new to UX)
  • Intermediate (3–5 yrs into UX career)
  • Advanced (5+ years into UX career)

Learn more »

ARCADE Launch Party

HCDE Blog - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 16:11
ARCADE Issue 33.2 Launch Party
September 10, 2015
5:30–8 p.m.
1315 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

HCDE’s friends at Arcade magazine are hosting a launch party next Thursday, September 10, for their fall issue ARCADE 33.2, Authenticity: Navigating the Real in Cities, Design and Art.

Suggested donation is $20.

From the feature intro, “Authenticity: Navigating the Real in Cities, Design and Art”:

“Seattle is rapidly growing. As with any city undergoing growth, such changes can be exciting, bringing hopes of new jobs, better restaurants and more thoughtfully designed spaces (public and private). But residents of growing cities also face pressing moral, political and aesthetic questions about what is and isn’t worth preserving in the face of change. … this ARCADE feature investigates the concept of authenticity and the role it plays not only in arguments about development and growth, but also art, design and architecture.”

Find the event on facebook »

XX+UX Seattle: The Breadth of UX Panel

HCDE Blog - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:29

The following info was sent by Rebecca Destello, HCDE MS alumna and Affiliate Faculty member.

XX+UX Seattle: The Breadth of UX Panel
Tuesday, September 22
6 — 8:30 p.m.
1100 2nd Ave, Suite 500, Seattle
Sponsored by Moz and Anthro-Tech

User Experience Designer. Usability Specialist. Content Sorcerer —  What does it all mean? The theme of September’s XX+UX Seattle event tackles just that in “The Breadth of UX.” To kick off the discussion we’ve invited four successful leaders from four different UX disciplines to share their stories.

XX+UX is an event for women in UX to meet and mingle with some of the best and brightest women in design, research, and technology. Moz and Anthro-Tech are excited to co-sponsor the fourth XX+UX Seattle event.



  • 6:00 p.m. — Drinks and Apps
  • 6:30 p.m. — Speakers (please don’t be late, elevators lock out arrivals after 7:30 p.m.)
  • Networking until 8:30pm!

Job: Art Director at GreenRubino

HCDE Blog - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 17:17

The following job description was sent to HCDE from GreenRubino.

Art Director

GreenRubino is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Art Director within our creative team. Our ideal candidate strikes the perfect balance between idea and execution. If you thrive on team conceptual development, brainstorming, and bringing ‘the big ideas’ to life in a million ways, you’re a fit. Likely, you’re a pseudo ad nerd and are inspired by new ways to birth campaigns digitally and traditionally. You have a strong portfolio of proven campaigns to share and can link them to strategy and client goals. You know how to tell a story in an instant on a banner ad, and tell one in 3-minutes on film. You know how to collaboratively integrate and demonstrate your ideas through brand, media, social, and PR channels.

The right candidate will likely have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Design, or a related advertising or portfolio program. Some experience is preferred, but if you’re a recent advertising graduate with a very strong portfolio, we would love to meet you. GreenRubino is a full-service communications firm-slash-marketing commune founded in 1977. Our experience, growth and results have established us as one of the Northwest’s most successful and respected agencies.

Interested? Submit your resume and examples of work to

Volunteers Needed: Full ConTech

HCDE Blog - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:26
Call for Student Volunteers
Full ConTech
Washington Technology Industry Association
September 15, 2015

Washington Technology Industry Association is bringing together public officials, educational institutions, community organizations, technology companies, and other leaders from across the state to draft a playbook for Washington’s technology-driven future at the inaugural Full ConTech conference.

Full ConTech is recruiting 20 volunteers to serve key roles at the conference. This opportunity is available to full-time students only. Admission will be free to volunteers ($350 value)!

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Volunteers may work any one of the following roles, depending on skills & interests:

  • Greeters
  • Social Media Support
  • Notetakers


  • Minimum of 5 hours of volunteer work (maximum 10 hours)
  • Must be available on the day of the convention, September 15
  • Must be available for training on September 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Adhere to all WTIA volunteer policies
  • Submit volunteer form by August 14


  • Amazing opportunity to network with industry leaders, including recruiters and heads of HR
  • Food and drinks
  • Staff-exclusive gear
  • Resume and experience building
  • An inside look at how conventions are ran
What is WTIA?

WTIA (Washington Technology Industry Association) is Washington State’s unifying voice for the technology community. We mobilize industry, education and government to make our region the leading technology community the world.

Interested in Volunteering? Please submit a volunteer form here:

If you have any questions, please contact David Wong via

Job: UX Specialist

HCDE Blog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:50
UX Specialist
Open Media Foundation

The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is an innovative media and technology nonprofit organization dedicated to putting the power of the media in the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world. We empower nonprofits, governments and individuals by providing highend media and technology services, education and tools. OMF is the perfect place to combine a technology centered career with your passion for social change and innovation.

The UX Specialist at OMF insures that the services we offer are effective. They bring our clients through a process of discovery identifying audiences and goals, collaboratively brainstorming great approaches and transforming those ideas into actions. The UX Specialist also, helps to
guide and evolve our ideation and wireframing process. If you’ve got a passion for user experience and the drive to pioneer innovative processes, OMF has a place for you.

  • Lead client discovery process and product development (30%)
  • Transform client’s user stories and goals into site blueprints, crafting user experience (30%)
  • Organize, manage and distill content (20%)
  • Manage user testing/brainstorming processes (20%)

As a not-for-profit organization the Open Media Foundation holds regular fundraising events
that require support from the entire staff, including the UX Specialist. The Open Media
Foundation also hosts the monthly Drupal meetup every fourth Tuesday of the month and
Web department staff typically rotate the responsibility of attendance and setup of the
space. Other duties may come up from time to time which require assistance from the
Account Director, but will not require a significant (< 5%) portion of the positions time.


Must Have:

  • Passion to work for the non-profit and government sector
  • At least 2 years of experience in UX and/or content strategy
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in performing user testing

Nice to Have:

  • Basic web development skills (html, css, javascript etc)

Compensation is $40,000 plus benefits, negotiable based on experience. Benefits include
paid vacation, employer contributions to a Health Savings Account, and a 4-week paid
sabbatical after 3 years. Current employees receive a laptop to use on daily work and
unlimited access to $2 million+ in video, audio, and studio production equipment.
Embracing diversity is a core value of the Open Media Foundation. We encourage individuals
with diverse backgrounds, age, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender expression,
marital status, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation to apply.


This position reports to and works closely with the Account Director. All services division
employees are responsible for tracking time spent on projects in the manner outlined by the
Account Director. In addition, OMF services employees work directly with the Account
Director to obtain information from clients as well as schedule any direct interaction.


Please email cover letter explaining why you want to work at OMF and resume to

Jobs: UX Research & Design at Appfolio

HCDE Blog - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:49

The following job descriptions from Appfolio were sent by HCDE alumna Kate MacCorkle.

User Experience Designer
Santa Barbara, CA

AppFolio is looking for a User Experience Designer to join our our fast paced, hungry team working to bring the power of well-designed SaaS products to a multitude of vertical industries. The ideal candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, eager to apply Agile and Lean UX techniques while working alongside Software Engineers, QA Engineers, and Product Managers to build revolutionary software solutions.

The UX Designer is a dedicated member of a small, cross functional scrum team and is primarily responsible for prototyping and validating design solutions made in collaboration with other team members. An evangelist for user-centered design, this individual has a unique talent and passion for translating complex tasks into simple interactions, driving ease of use as our key competitive advantage.

  • Meet complex design challenges by participating alongside engineering, QA and product in LeanUX-inspired activities such as design studios, provisional personas and storymapping.
  • Ongoing, close collaboration with team members during the sprint including impromptu discussions and brainstorming actives as well as pairing with engineers on design
  • Support the team as needed with wireframes, flow diagrams, rapid prototypes and visual design to help communicate and validate design ideas
  • Facilitate user research, in collaboration with the team, to validate prototypes and conduct ongoing usability testing of the working software
  • Be the voice and advocate of the customer, constantly sharing data and insights with the team to communicate customer needs and best practices
  • Evangelize a cohesive user experience via the consistent use of UI patterns
  • Inspire teams beyond good usability to user delight by promoting beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
  • Actively participate in the evolving UX team strategy, discovering and piloting new tools and resources that promote agile and lean methodologies
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
  • A cutting edge portfolio of software design that demonstrates outstanding interaction design skills across multiple devices as well as a thorough understanding of graphic design, page layout and typography.
  • Experience with a variety of UX deliverables (wireframes, user flows, mockups, prototypes, etc.), but with a keen sense of when to choose the right tool(s) to communicate the design.
  • Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment is a huge plus
  • Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Axure, etc
  • Intermediate understanding of HTML/CSS, with direct experience optimizing design concepts around these technologies
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in user experience or interactive visual design. BA in a design or digital media is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting software a plus
Learn more and apply »


User Experience Researcher (UX)
Santa Barbara, CA

AppFolio is looking for a User Experience Researcher to join our fast paced, hungry team working to bring the power of well-designed SaaS products to a multitude of vertical industries.

The UX Researcher is the support lead across our small, cross-functional scrum teams and is primarily responsible for inspiring user-centered design through exposure to user insights and facilitation of collaborative design activities. A tireless advocate for the customer, this individual frames qualitative and quantitative behavioral data into compelling stories to establish user empathy on the team.

The ideal candidate will be a master facilitator, eager to apply Agile and Lean UX techniques in collaboration with Software Engineers, QA Engineers, UX Designers, and Product Managers to build revolutionary software solutions.

  • Support and engage the team in user research activities during problem discovery
  • Interpret business and usage metrics to tell compelling stories about customer behavior
  • Facilitate LeanUX-inspired activities such as provisional personas, design studios, story mapping, etc. to flesh out ideas and reach alignment on the team
  • Support the dedicated UX Designer in prototype testing design concepts as well as conducting formal usability testing on working software
  • Be the voice and advocate of the customer, constantly sharing data and insights with the team to communicate customer needs and best practices
  • Evangelize a cohesive user experience via the consistent use of UI patterns
  • Inspire teams beyond good usability to user delight by promoting beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
  • Actively participate in the evolving UX team strategy, discovering and piloting new tools and resources that promote agile and lean methodologies
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
  • Solid experience in gathering user and business data to inform and quantify a user experience strategy
  • Proven ability to break complex customer requests down to the core problem and propose innovative solutions
  • Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment is a huge plus
  • A fundamental knowledge of UX Design, best practices, and experience designing wireframes or prototypes for research validation
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in user experience, research, or business analysis. BA in Human Factors, cognitive psychology, or related field is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting software a plus
Learn more and apply »

XX+UX Seattle Happy Hour & Networking Event

HCDE Blog - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:49

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion was sent by HCDE alumna Chelsey Glas­son, a UX researcher at Google.

XX+UX Seattle — Happy Hour & Networking Event
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Amazon Stackhouse, 477 Yale Ave N, Seattle

XX+UX is an event for women in UX to meet and mingle with some of the best and brightest women in design, research and technology. Amazon and Nordstrom are excited to co-sponsor the XX+UX happy hour and networking event in Seattle on Tuesday, July 28th. Amazon will host this event at the new Stackhouse Design Studio in South Lake Union.

As our design community in Seattle grows, we strive to continue to learn from and support each other. The theme of the July Event will be “My Journey to Leadership”. To kick off the discussionwe’ve invited four successful leaders to share their story:

Eva Manolis, VP of the Engagement Design Group at Amazon
Jenny Blackburn, Director of Product Development for AmazonFresh
Heidi Shelton, Director of UX Design, Research, and Development at Nordstrom
Kate Ramsey, Principal UX Designer at Nordstrom

Pre-Registration is required. Tickets to this event are free and typically go quickly, so please register now to guarantee your spot!

5:30pm Drinks and appetizers
6:00pm Speakers
Networking until 8:30pm!

Street parking is available.

Connect & hear about future events in the G+ Community:
Find out more about XX+UX

Register here »

JOB: Interaction Designer at Sonosite

HCDE Blog - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:38

The following job description was sent from SonoSite, a member of HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program.

Interaction Designer

SonoSite is seeking an interaction designer with a passion for delivering simple, delightful, and effective user interfaces. You will be a member of the SonoSite Experience Design Team, working across different products and platforms and expected to push the state-of-the-art in interaction and experience design.

FUJIFILM SonoSite , Inc. is a fast-paced, growing medical device company that is focused on visual medicine. Our mission is to empower clinicians to save lives anywhere, anytime. The SonoSite brand is known around the globe for being personal, trustworthy, reliable and accessible. Within the experience design team, which consists of design research, industrial design, interaction design, visual design, graphic design, video production, technical writing, human factors and mechanical engineering, our goal is to strengthen brand values by unlocking customer insights and collaborating cross-functionally to inspire, inform and shape customer-focused innovation.

Read the full job description and apply at:


Internship: UI Development at Vertafore

HCDE Blog - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:58

The following internship was originally submitted to HCDE’s Internship Database from Vertafore, a member of HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program.

Front-end/UI Development Intern (UX Team)

Vertafore is looking for a self-motivated intern who is passionate about UI development to join the Experience Design team to prototype, produce, and modify application interfaces. We are a creative and talented team of designers and storytellers that partner closely with our development teams to create interface experiences that are simple and elegant. So, if you are someone who loves to design innovative user interfaces; look no further!


+ Create rich web UIs that merge with back-end components using JavaScript in conjunction with HTML5 & CSS3
+ Collaborate with design team to build cross-browser compatible and performance-optimized UIs, as well as develop and maintain front-end HTML/CSS/JS
+ Prototype creative solutions quickly and have the ability to collaborate with others in crafting and implementing the technical vision
+ Basic knowledge or familiar with Adobe Creative Suite 6
+ A team player that flourishes in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
+ Open to constructive criticism and customer feedback
+ Independently analyze problems and develop insightful solutions
+ Convey actionable recommendations based on industry standards and innovative ideas

Required Skills:

+ Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or other related discipline
+ Experience building interactive prototypes; live and breathe HTML/CSS/JS
+ Understand web standards technologies, including jQuery, Bootstrap and libraries
+ Strong desire to create the best front-end solutions and the ability to execute them
+ Ability to work cross-disciplinary, collaborating with designers, QAs and managers
+ Ability to communicate your ideas both visually and verbally
+ An inquisitive mind with great intellectual curiosity
+ A deep appreciation of great design and craftsmanship; an exceptional eye for detail
+ Familiarity with .NET technology and Visual Studio

Desired Skills:

+ Experience with responsive design, grid systems, deferred loading schemes, and clean animation rendering
+ Experience developing front-end web or mobile applications
+ Familiarity with .NET technology and Visual Studio

Special Notes/Application Procedures:
Full-time summer through part-time during the school year

Application Deadline:
ASAP! Job will be listed until Aug 10, 2015

Duration of Position:
Summer through Dec 2015

Pay Range:
Over $25/hour

University Relations,, 425–354-6121


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