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Web Interaction Designer (UBC)

From: Michael K.
Sent on: Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:24 PM

Hello VanUE Members,

 

The UBC Public Affairs Office is looking for an experienced Web Interaction Designer for a full-time, 4-5 month term position.

 

Position Summary

 

The Web Interaction Designer will lead a design “refresh” of the UBC CLF (Common Look and Feel) Web Templates and the design of a mobile web framework. The position will focus on the front end design layer, but will work collaboratively with other team members with programming the underlying HTML and CSS code.

 

Major Responsibilities

 

·         Redesign (refresh, not a wholesale change) of the UBC CLF based on feedback collected since the launch of the UBC Brand in 2009.

·         Design a mobile web framework that will be integrated in the UBC CLF.

·         Evaluate the existing UBC CLF and update the design to improve usability and to keep up with current trends.

·         Conduct interviews, user surveys, and workshops to gather feedback on usability of current UBC CLF design and creates design solutions.

·         Create various designs through development of user and data flows, wireframes, mock-ups, interactive prototypes, and specifications.

·         Create wireframes and prototypes based on information gathered.

·         Design system solutions for unit and campus identification in the UBC CLF and mobile web framework.

·         Design effective menu navigation systems in the UBC CLF and mobile web framework.

·         Design standard widgets (buttons, links, icons, etc.) that will be distributed as part of the UBC CLF and mobile web framework templates.

·         Contribute to the development of documentation and guidelines for the use of the new CLF and mobile templates

·         Additional duties as assigned.

 

Technical Skills

 

·         A minimum of 4-5 years occupational experience working as a web usability or interaction designer with a demonstrated portfolio of presentation layer work.

·         Excellent graphic design skills in print and web.

·         Demonstrated Graphical User Interface (GUI) design / user experience (UX) / usability design skills.

·         Understanding of good design principles and ability to adhere to complex design specifications during implementation.

·         Strong conceptual thinking skills to translate abstract ideas into a well-defined form.

·         Demonstrated ability to accurately estimate and scope development work.

·         Knowledge of HTML/XHTML and CSS.

·         Knowledge of best web practices, particularly with W3C Standards.

·         Experience with designing mobile websites would be an asset.

·         Experience with WordPress and Drupal would be an asset.

·         Knowledge of HTML 5 and CSS 3 would be an asset.

·         Knowledge of web accessibility standards would be an asset.

·         Experience with designing large corporate websites definitely an asset.

 

Soft Skills

 

·         Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to impart technical information to audiences with mixed levels of ability.

·         Ability to think and plan strategically.

·         Demonstrated organizational skills in project and time management, with an ability to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines.

·         Creative, technical and analytical skills.

·         Strong consultative and problem solving skills.

·         Meticulous work habits and a keen attention to detail.

·         Ability to work as a team member and to take direction / advice.

·         Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously and to meet deadlines.

·         Strong marketing and creative skills for generating new opportunities and ideas.

·         Knowledge of the university and its policies, goals, mission, and issues would be a definite asset.

 

For complete details and application instructions, visit: http://webcommunications.ubc.ca/2012/01/16/web-interaction-designer/

 

 

Michael Ko

Manager, Web Communications | Public Affairs Office 

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus 

Phone[masked] | Cell[masked] | Fax[masked]

6323 Cecil Green Park Rd. | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1 

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www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca

 

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