Systems Analyst/Programmer: User Interaction Designer Kuali Student - PA3IT
A team within Indiana University.s University Information Technology Services (UITS) in Bloomington, the Process Experience Architecture (PXA) group designs for and champions the user experience for student information systems and other university web software initiatives. Many of our efforts are now aligned with the Kuali Foundation, an international consortium of universities pooling resources to build higher educational software.
About the job
As a UX designer for the PXA, you will primarily contribute to design efforts for Kuali Student, a new suite of web applications intended for students to find, plan, enroll, and finance classes, while assisting administrators to manage the underlying curriculums.
In this role, you will:
- Work within an agile development environment
- Collaborate with local and remote teams, consisting of other designers, developers, subject-matter experts, and quality assurance staff
- Lead research efforts to uncover student, faculty, and staff needs
- Synthesize research findings into actionable insights and design principles
- Recommend usability and accessibility improvements
- Produce wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to articulate design concepts using participatory and iterative techniques
- Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are accurately implemented
- Bachelor's degree in Human-Computer Interaction or related design or behavioral science discipline
- At least two (2) years of professional experience designing web applications
- Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
- Thorough understanding of user-centered design research methodologies, such as contextual inquiry, design critiques, interviewing, observation, focus groups, surveys, personas, expert evaluation, and user testing
- Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas using diagrams, models, pictures, and writing
- Experience constructing prototypes, wireframes, and/or information architecture based upon a strong knowledge of information, visual, and interaction design
- Expertise of user interaction/interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to software across a spectrum of devices and contexts
- Proficiency with prototyping tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, MS Visio, and OmniGraffle
- Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction or related design or behavioral science discipline
- Experience working in an agile software development environment
- Experience designing higher educational web software
- An online portfolio showcasing thoughtful rationale, intentional process, delightful designs, and genuine empathy for the user
- Excellent presentation and written communication skills
Please include a cover letter with your resume to apply for this job.
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution.