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Senior UX Designer at TextNow

Posted: July 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | No Comments »

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Location: Waterloo, ON
Position: Senior UX Designer
Company: TextNow

The telecom industry has far too long been dominated by the big, the bureaucratic and the unimaginative. Now is the time for someone to take this industry on with something better.

We are changing the industry by providing what others cannot: a better user experience, better customer service, continual innovation, and most importantly — transparent pricing.

The TextNow Design team is currently seeking an exceptional UX Designer to help craft the vision for TextNow’s user experience. You will be responsible for creating intuitive and beautiful digital products that meet both user and business needs. We’re looking for a user-centric designer to help take great ideas from the whiteboard, through development, and into the hands of millions of people.

What You’ll Do:

  • Advocate for our users, obsessing over ways to make their experience better.
  • Utilize qualitative & quantitative data to inform design.
  • Push creativity and discover new ways to solve problems elegantly.
  • Clearly communicate design rationale, explaining choices to product stakeholders.
  • Refine existing products with a user-centric design approach.

Requirements

Who you are:

  • You have a proven track record of shipping successful products and features.
  • You have an online portfolio demonstrating experience designing intuitive, user-centred design solutions.
  • You have strong and clean visual design sense.
  • You have a degree in a design related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • You have 3+ years experience designing mobile or web based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with A/B testing, analytics, marketing automation, and lifecycle campaigns.
  • Experience with usability testing and user research.
  • Ability to work and communicate in a technical environment.
  • Experience designing across multiple platforms (Web, iOS, Android, Windows, & Mac OSX).
  • Demonstrated passion for design with personal projects.

Benefits:

  • Impactful work
  • TextNow-powered smartphone
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Catered breakfast and lunch
  • Professional development
  • Fitness center on site, games room
  • Multiple social events (milestones celebrations, escape rooms, rock climbing)

To Apply

Apply online at the TextNow website.


Motion UX Designer at Thalmic Labs

Posted: July 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »

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Location: Kitchener, ON
Position: Motion UX Designer
Company: Thalmic Labs

About us

Thalmic is a hardware + software company building exciting technologies that will shape the future of human-computer interaction, backed by a world-class team of investors including Spark Capital and Intel Capital.

We announced our first product, the Myo gesture control armband, in 2013, and pre-sold over 10,000 units in the first 48 hours. Myo is now shipping worldwide, and has gone on to win numerous awards, such as Digital Trends’ “Best of CES 2014” Award for Cool Tech.

Day-to-day, we encourage unconventional thinking, thrive on great communication and debate, and know how to move quickly. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning and improvement. Most of all, we set high standards and ambitious goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products.

About You

You are a storyteller, weaving motion and movement into user interfaces to bring them to life in thoughtful, memorable, and engaging ways. You love the challenge of simplifying complexity and delighting users with the unexpected, while defining new paradigms of user interactions and experiences. You are looking to make an impact and see wearable technology as the industry to do just that.

What You’ll Do

  • Create novel and engaging UI interactions, animations, and transitions for a variety of platforms that help establish a motion design language for Thalmic products.
  • Deliver patterns, best practices and guidance on animation and transitions that help elevate interactions and reinforce brand personality.
  • Contribute to the overall vision and user strategy for Thalmic products, from concept exploration through implementation, working closely with UX and software engineers to ensure designs are successfully brought to life.
  • Collaborate on all aspects of visual design within the company (web, UI, print, etc.)

What you need

  • An impressive portfolio that includes motion and interaction in game, film/video, web or mobile contexts.
  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Expertise in principles of animation for user interface design and for multi-platform solutions
  • A strong acumen for user experience design and how motion design influences UI and interaction design (and vice versa).
  • Degree in graphic / motion design / animation or a related field
  • Master skills in industry-relevant tools such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe CSS, Core Composer, Flash, Origami and 3D software (Maya, Cinema 4D, etc.).

Bonus points for

  • 3D modelling experience
  • Visual design experience for web, mobile, and/or desktop interfaces
  • Experience conducting user research
  • Videography and editing experience

Apply via links at Thalmic Labs.


Mobile UX Designer at Thalmic Labs

Posted: July 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »

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Location: Kitchener, ON
Position: Mobile UX Designer
Company: Thalmic Labs

About us

Thalmic is a hardware + software company building exciting technologies that will shape the future of human-computer interaction, backed by a world-class team of investors including Spark Capital and Intel Capital.

We announced our first product, the Myo gesture control armband, in 2013, and pre-sold over 10,000 units in the first 48 hours. Myo is now shipping worldwide, and has gone on to win numerous awards, such as Digital Trends’ “Best of CES 2014” Award for Cool Tech.

Day-to-day, we encourage unconventional thinking, thrive on great communication and debate, and know how to move quickly. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning and improvement. Most of all, we set high standards and ambitious goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products.

About You

Joy for you comes from finding ways to reconcile a mix of user insights, product requirements, and technical capabilities into the most compelling and desirable mobile experiences. You craft interaction models, wireframes, and task flows, and know iOS and android mobile guidelines like the back of your hand. You advocate tirelessly on behalf of the user and never pass up an opportunity to solicit their feedback. You are looking to make an impact and see wearable technology as the industry to do just that.

What You’ll Do

  • Transform market and end-user insights into intuitive, engaging, and thoughtful mobile experiences, in the form of wireframes, task flows, mockups, and prototypes.
  • Help tackle complex and novel interaction design problems with the goal of defining new UX paradigms and interaction guidelines.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative user research to drive design decisions iteratively throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Contribute to the overall vision and user strategy for Thalmic products, from concept exploration through implementation, working closely with UX, product management, and engineers to ensure designs are successfully brought to life.

What you need

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating examples of interaction design for mobile experiences, such as annotated wireframes, storyboards, or prototypes, as well as user research activities. It should show a breadth of experience and illustrate the entire design process from ideation through to the final design and clearly state your individual contribution to the project/product.
  • Degree in a relevant field (Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction, etc.)
  • 3+ years industry experience designing mobile applications. Experience designing desktop, web, and touch interfaces for consumer products is highly desirable
  • Deep knowledge of a mobile best practices and guidelines, including the Apple Human Interface and Android Guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute usability tests and other user research, showing how results were analyzed and translated into prioritized recommendations
  • Proficiency with industry tools, such as Sketch, Invision, Adobe CSS, or equivalent

Bonus points for

  • Being comfortable and open to working in other design areas as needed, including visual design and packaging, and on multiple platforms (web, desktop, etc.)
  • Ability to create interactive design prototypes in Axure, Flash, AfterEffects, Maya, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, or other tools

Apply via links at Thalmic Labs.


July 2016: Informal Pub Meetup

Posted: July 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: | No Comments »

In what is now a beloved summer tradition, it’s time to replace energizing presentations and deep UX thoughts with a lighter event befitting the season. Let’s savour that summer feeling with a July uxWaterloo session that features informal talk, some of it even UX-related, and drinks. As befits any self-respecting tradition, 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 2016, Canada’s UX Festival! You’ve been warned…

Please register for this free event

Register

Thursday July 21, 2016
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Abe Erb Brewing
15 King Street South, Uptown Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario