UW School of Medicine Seeking Design/UX Research Assistant

Title: Development of a Collaborative Storytelling Intervention to Address Challenges Relating to Substance Use (Design/UX Research Assistant)

Description: Stigma relating to substance use disorders can have a range of negative consequences for those affected.  Although there is increasing awareness of the harmful effects of stigmatizing individuals who engage in substance use, there is much more that we can do. In this research assistant position, you will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers develop a digital intervention to assist persons facing challenges with substance use in the road to recovery. This design/UX position will involve developing content/materials to be used in this intervention through activities such as engaging in envisioning interaction patterns, user research based on artifact analysis, and developing wireframes and prototypes. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and transcript to Dr. Annie Chen (atchen@uw.edu). In your letter of interest, please address the items listed in the requirements section, as well as explaining your interest in the project and how you think you can contribute to it. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Compensation: 20$/hr or more (depending on experience)

Learning Benefits: -Improve design/UX research skills -Work with an interdisciplinary team -Learn about challenges in the context of substance use disorder

Requirements: -Experience in design -Experience in user research activities -Detail-oriented -Strong analytic skills -Interest in psychology or health behavior -Able to dedicate 10 hours per week to the project -Able to meet on Wednesdays 3:30pm-5pm