User Experience Designer

Posted 11 August 2016. Closes 31 August 2016.

Department:

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies

Job Title:

User Experience Designer

Date Posted:

11 August 2016

Closing Date:

31 August 2016, 11:45 p.m.

Number Available:

1

Rate:

$15.00 per hour

Hours:

16 - 19 hours per week; schedule to be arranged

Duties:

This position provides support for the assessment of the Libraries' websites and public services. Specific duties include:

  • Works with Libraries Information Technology staff, public services staff, and others to determine the appropriate methods for evaluation of the Libraries' websites, spaces, and services
  • Plans, schedules, and implements any evaluation sessions, including designing test scenarios
  • Writes reports of evaluation findings and makes design recommendations as needed
  • Supports others administering tests in the usability lab and using Morae usability software
  • Conducts user research and may produce reports or design artifacts (e.g., personas, journey maps) to help other staff understand user needs
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the user-centered design process and usability engineering methods including but not limited to:
    • heuristic evaluation
    • formal user testing
    • focus groups
    • contextual inquiry
  • Ability to create prototypes, mockups, and web pages quickly
  • Ability to manage projects independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Familiarity with UW Libraries services
  • Experience with Morae software
  • Experience conducting usability tests, focus groups and other usability methods

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader (some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms).
  2. Submit the following materials to the Library student employment online dropbox:
    • Application form
    • Cover letter
    • Resume

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Please contact Christine Tawatao tawataoc@uw.edu if you have any questions about the position.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
    Erik Dahl
    206-685-1820
    eadahl@uw.edu