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September 2014 – A Simple and Usable UX Book Club

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Events | 1 Comment »

After a great summer, we’re back! We hope your batteries have been recharged and you’re ready to trade in your beach novels for UX lit.

Join us on Thursday September 11th at 7pm to discuss Simple and Usable web, mobile, and interaction design by Giles Colborne (@gilescolborne). You can grab the book directly from Amazon.ca and other places, including WordsWorthBooks in Uptown. And if you’re just looking to borrow a copy instead, we’d be happy to lend you ours.

As a special treat this month, we’ll be joined by Giles himself! We’re honoured to have him on hand to help further the discussion and give us a chance to pick his brain. (As there may be some jetlag involved, let’s not go too hard on him though.)

Giles’ book is an easy to read page flipper on how we can approach the surprisingly difficult activity of simplifying designs. It outlines interesting and real-life examples, and talks about how we can apply them to our own work.

This time around, we’ll be hosting the event in Waterloo’s own Seven Shores Urban Market and Cafe, the wonderfully delicious cafe in Uptown Waterloo. We’ve booked the private back room – a great space for intimate and lively conversation! As space is limited, registration will be capped at 20. Be sure to register soon to avoid disappointment.

If you can’t make it to UX Book Club on the 11th (and even if you can!) you can also catch Giles at the Fluxible 2014 conference, September 13-14. He’ll be giving a workshop on “Rediscovering Efficiency” which will teach techniques for designing highly efficient user interfaces.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Register

Thursday September 11, 2014
7:00-8:30 pm
Seven Shores Urban Market and Cafe
10 Regina St. N Unit 4
Waterloo, Ontario


Job: UX Designer

Posted: August 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »

On behalf of our client in the Security Software sector, Procom KW is searching for a UX Designer with at least 5 years experience. This is your chance to work with a company in an exciting industry, using the latest technologies, multiple platforms and environments and a sexy suite of products– what more could you want?

UX Designer Job Details

Reporting to the VP Product Management, the UX Designer will be working closely with Engineers and product owners to take product requirements and create complex and functional user interfaces that amaze the end users.

UX Designer Job Responsibilities

  • Transform requirements into software workflows that follow user requirements
  • 
Create wireframes, and high and low fidelity prototypes to express an exciting design vision
  • 
Work with the Engineering team and stakeholders to confirm design concept validity
  • Interact with the user community and internal product owners by conducting research and focus groups
  • Test designs to ensure UX is seamless and follows the UX of the product suite and recommend improvements

UX Designer Mandatory Requirements

  • BA in Visual Design, Computer Science or a related technical field
  • 
5–10 yrs experience in UX/UI design
  • 
iOS/Android/web/Windows experience
  • Expert using Adobe CC – Photoshop and Illustrator
  • 
Experience with CSS/HTML/JavaScript

UX Designer Nice to Have Skills

  • Practical experience with Agile and Jira considered an asset

UX Designer Start Date

  • Immediate

UX Designer Assignment Length

Permanent, full time

UX Designer Location

Waterloo, ON

If interested in this position, please send your resume to paigec@procom.ca