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August 2015: Informal pub meetup

Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

In the summertime when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky. You can also enjoy this August this August uxWaterloo session that features informal talk and drinks. We do a couple of these every summer and the laid-back atmosphere and conversations are a welcome addition to any summer schedule. Join us!

And, of course, count on hearing from Bob and Mark with an an update on Fluxible 2015.

Please register for this free event

Register

Thursday August 20, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Patio at The Barley Works
(upstairs in the Huether Hotel)
59 King St. North
Waterloo, Ontario


Job: Senior User Experience Designer at McAfee

Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | No Comments »

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Type: Full-time
Location: Waterloo

As the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to securely browse, shop and socialize on the Web through PCs, Macs and mobile devices. Our consumer products now extend well beyond anti-virus to include protection of identity, family, data, and mobile devices. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, McAfee enjoys the benefits of independent operation but now with Intel’s global reach, access to world-renowned technology leadership, and even greater financial stability.

McAfee’s Consumer division is looking for a full time User Experience Designer to join the Consumer Experience Design team to design user interfaces and experiences that are useful, usable and desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • In this role, you will help create the user interaction model, information architecture, visual design, prototypes, and guidelines for McAfee user interfaces.
  • You will create UI requirements based on product requirements, UI guidelines, user research, functional requirements, business goals, and company-wide strategic objectives.
  • You will also participate in rapid design exploration and presentation of future product concepts, present ideas and designs in tangible forms (e.g., sketches, graphic mockups, prototypes), and work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented accurately and integrate with existing frameworks.
  • You may also have the opportunity to participate in or conduct user and design research including: usability studies, ethnographic field research, user surveys, prototype testing, competitive product analysis, and latest industry & design trend research.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years designing user interfaces as a member of a user experience and design team
  • Excellent understanding of principles of interface design and use of interactive technologies to build relationships with users
  • Understanding of how Interaction Design relates to Web Design and Visual Design in building useful and compelling products
  • Proven experience developing innovative and creative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to be self-managed while working on several projects simultaneously in a collaborative environment
  • Experience with any of the following a strong plus: HTML/DHMTL, CSS, JavaScript AJAX
  • Experience working on Consumer and Mobile products a strong plus
  • Bachelors or Masters in Graphic Design, Information Systems, Interface Design, HCI, Human Factors, Computer Science, and/or Cognitive Psychology

To apply

Please apply online for this position.


July 2015: Informal pub meetup

Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

It’s time to savour that summer feeling with a July uxWaterloo session that features informal talk and drinks. We do this every July and August and the laid-back atmosphere and conversations are a welcome addition to any summer schedule. Join us!

And, as has become a yearly tradition, count on hearing from Bob and Mark with an an update on Fluxible 2015.

Please register for this free event

Register

Thursday July 16, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Patio at The Barley Works
(upstairs in the Huether Hotel)
59 King St. North
Waterloo, Ontario