Company: Project Data Sphere
Location: Cary, NC
Learn More: http://projectdatasphere.org
Provide ongoing support as a contractor or consultant to enhance and improve open-access data platform capabilities and users’ experience. Design support for planned new functionality. Re-deploy existing functionality that is cumbersome and detracts from the users’ ability to execute their platform activities. Transfer the existing platform’s marketing content/capabilities to the new website, and close design gaps in the resulting interface.
Primary responsibilities: Identify functional requirements and put into context via use cases and system design; Design, develop, and document high level and detailed storyboards, mockups and/or prototypes to effectively communicate visual designs; Run design reviews, usage walkthroughs, and usability tests with key stakeholders and representative users to validate and iterate designs as needed.
Skills/experience: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Industrial Design, Communications, or a related field; 5+ years of user experience design and analysis; Experience in at least 2 of these areas: interaction design (IxD), front-end engineering, user research, information architecture, interaction design, or prototyping; Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; Able to ensure results in the fast-moving and fluid environment of a non-profit information technology start up.