INFORMATION ARCHITECT/USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington’s Office of Research Information Services has an outstanding opportunity for an Information Architect/User Experience Designer (IA/UXD).
The Information Architect / User Experience Designer (IA/UXD) designs, develops, and documents usable interfaces, navigation systems, and taxonomies for the Office of Research related websites. The IA/UXD will review the large, diverse, and complex set of websites and information needs, and then design methods for simplifying the user experience. The IA/UXD will meet with stakeholders and end-users, analyze requirements and data, and develop personas, design specifications, screen flows, wireframes, and live prototypes, as appropriate. As part of a small team, the IA/UXD will need to work collaboratively with developers, writers, subject matter experts, and program managers, but will also need to work well independently, seeing a project through from beginning to completion.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University:
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 Information Architect / User Experience Designer will be responsible for improving the usability, navigability and credibility of numerous highly visible websites within and outside of the Office of Research.
User Centered Design
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
3+ years experience of the following:
Required Skills and Knowledge:
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
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.
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