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August 2016: Informal Pub Meetup, Part 2

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Now available in a special August Edition! Complete with this repeated text form our delightful July Edition:

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 an August 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


Thursday August 18, 2016
5:30 to 7:00 pm
Abe Erb Brewing
15 King Street South, Uptown Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

UX Developer at Thalmic Labs

Posted: August 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | No Comments »


Location: Kitchener, ON
Position: UX Developer
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’re an accomplished software engineer with a true eye for design and a passion for crafting user experiences that are engaging and intuitive. You love working closely with both designers and engineers, and thoroughly understand how to bridge the unique challenges of each discipline. You’re thoughtful, creative, and adept at quickly pulling together prototypes to test and iterate on new ideas and designs, and you’re excited to use your talent to help us push the boundaries of human-computer interaction.

What you’ll do

  • Implement beautiful, engaging, and intuitive user interfaces and experiences for a revolutionary new wearable computing system
  • Work closely with UX and engineering teams to take designs and rapidly iterate from concept to prototype to final product
  • Write robust, re-usable software components
  • Develop software tools and strategies to facilitate rapid prototyping and iteration

What you need

  • Strong coding skill in C++, Java, or other high-level language
  • An understanding of user-centred design principles and standards across multiple platforms (web, mobile, desktop)
  • Familiarity with design and user research techniques such as storyboarding, wireframes, and usability tests
  • A sharp eye for detail (you should know the difference between 4 and 5 pixel margins!)
  • Experience skinning and adding interactivity to components, including animations and motion
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new languages, frameworks, and platforms
  • Proficiency with a VCS (preferably git)
  • Degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent (in lieu of degree, minimum four years of relevant work experience)
  • A portfolio showcasing your strength in creating interactive prototypes

Bonus points for

  • Experience with the Qt framework and QML-based UIs
  • Experience implementing UIs across a broad range of form factors and input methods
  • Experience working on a product that combines both software and hardware
  • Proficiency with other programming or scripting languages
  • Relevant personal projects and open source work

Apply via links at Thalmic Labs.