The University of Washington Science & Engineering Career Fair is geared towards uniting science and engineering students and the continually growing number of companies in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. We pride ourselves on bringing high caliber Husky students and businesses together.
Show up and talk with companies looking to hire full time, internships, and co-ops!
Date: October 24th, 2012
Location: Husky Union Building (H.U.B.), University of Washington campus
More information: http://uwseba.com/career-fair-information/career-fair-students/
The organizers of the 2012 ACM conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC 2012) are excited to announce a special call for participation geared towards industry professionals via the SIGDOC Experience Reports conference track.
Visit the conference website for more information: http://sigdoc2012.org.
Experience Reports holds a prominent place in the SIGDOC 2012 program to encourage UX/UCD professionals from Puget Sound and beyond to take an active role in the conference. Reports may describe case studies based on your experiences, new UX research methods and design approaches you have used, as well as other types of contributions.
Please note that there is also an opportunity to participate in the conference via a Poster presentation. More details are available here: http://sigdoc2012.org/call-for-participation/research-posters/
UX Experience Reports and Poster abstracts are due on July 13th.
SIGDOC 2012 will take place October 3-5 at the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Seattle.
Two HCDE alumni, Elly Searle and Chad Driesbach, will be hosting an information session on how to create and present professional portfolios on Thursday, April 19, at 6 PM, in the Allen Auditorium. This event is open to all current and past students of HCDE (or TC).
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/gbruno/164282
Elly Searle is a graduate of the MS in HCDE and is a passionate user advocate who is brimming with pure win. She punches mediocrity in the mouth by designing to help users do what they want to do. She never writes error messages without first forcing the PM to show her the entire flow, and like the honey-badger, she is fearless and crazy.
Chad Driesbach is a graduate of both the undergraduate and the Master’s programs of HCDE. He took classes both in and outside of the department, including interaction design and visual design classes. Currently, he is an Axure ninja and UX guru for a boutique technology firm. One of his most notable accomplishment is creating an Axure version of Angry Birds. He has lots of thoughts on how to pick classes based on portfolio-quality projects, and how to adjust your portfolio to showcase what the hiring company wants to know about you.
WUD’s going on?
The annual World Usability Day (WUD) is on November 11, 2010 and Microsoft is hosting an event on the Microsoft Redmond campus! The theme for this year is “communication” (for more information, see http://www.worldusabilityday.org/). We have divided the theme into three subthemes: “people,” “user interface,” and “technology.” For more information, check out www.MicrosoftWUD.com. Continue reading
The International Student Design Competition at UPA 2011 has opened their call for participation.
The design challenge this year supports the World Usability Day goal of “Making Life Easy,” www.worldusabilityday.org. Continue reading
HCDE’s annual newsletter, re:Design is hot off the presses!
Feature articles include Award-winning Computer Scientist Cecilia Aragon Joins HCDE Faculty, Charlotte Lee’s Kindle Study, the MakerBot Project, and Professor Tom Williams Retires.
View the most recent issue read it online (pdf), 2010 re:Design, or request a copy to be sent to you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. New issues generally are sent to the HCDE community each summer.
University of Washington
Office of Research
The University of Washington’s Office of Research has an outstanding opportunity for a Usability Analyst/Visual Designer with a strong background in visual communication and design.
The University of Washington receives more federal research funding than any other American public university. Last year alone, over 5000 proposals were submitted and awards totaled over one billion dollars. The Office of Research Information Service (ORIS) provides critical guidance, compliance documents, funding information, tracking tools, online application forms, and other related information. The accurate, timely, and efficient delivery of such information ensures UW’s competitive advantage over peer institutions – making UW a great place to do research. The Usability Analyst / Visual Designer will be responsible for improving the usability, navigability and credibility of various key Office of Research websites.
The Usability Analyst/Visual Designer will:
- Identify key performance indicators for user experience, then measure/collect, analyze and report on findings in order to optimize web usage and user satisfaction.
- Create sites that are visually compelling, easy to understand, and take into account user expectations and unit goals.
- Apply human–computer interaction and user-centered design principles to graphic elements, page layout, information architecture, and keyword selection to ensure that they are optimized for user performance.
- Develop templates and design pattern libraries based on style guidelines and graphic elements provided by UW Marketing.
- Assist with production support requests
- Manage productive relationships with clients, user groups, and others
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Visual Communications and Design, or similar.
- 2+ years of experience in visual communications design for the web
- 1+ years of incorporating user data into design decisions
- Online portfolio of visual design and usability projects
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
For a Complete Job Description: Req #: 64420
How to Apply: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/howtoapply.html
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select “Apply to this Position” on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
The HCDE Student Association and the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering are holding a mural design contest!
HCDE is now one year old, and we want to celebrate our new location in Sieg Hall and our department’s name change by creating a mural! The mural will replace the “timeline” mural on the upper landing of Sieg’s main stairwell and will be more reflective of HCDE’s values and focus. Continue reading
Next week is brings a special series of workshops from the UW Career Center for people with graduate degrees interested in working in academics, from community college to higher ed.
Co-sponsored by The Career Center and The Graduate School as part of a series called Academic Careers: Diverse Job Opportunities in Higher Education, we are offering these three great opportunities. Students do not have to register for these events.
Ever thought about teaching at the community college level or wonder how working at a community college might be different than working at other types of educational institutions? Come listen to community college professors and administrators describe their positions – work environment, responsibilities, students, and more. They’ll also provide tips on how you can make yourself marketable for community college jobs. Co-sponsored by The Career Center and The Graduate School as part of a series called Academic Careers: Diverse Job Opportunities in Higher Education. No registration required.
Panelists will represent: English department at North Seattle CC and South Seattle CC; Writing program at Highline CC; Anthropology department at Edmonds CC; Political Science department at Edmonds CC; Math department at South Seattle CC; and Biology department at Edmonds CC
Mon, Feb 8, 3:30-5:00, Smith 211