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Job: Product Designer at Igloo

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

Igloo’s goal is to help people communicate and collaborate in the workplace. This means creating simple but effective workflows to enable people to create content and a delightful experience for consuming and collaborating on it.  We need a design leader who fights for the user, sets a high bar for design in all of our products and is a champion for instilling a design culture in our business.

Our Ideal Candidate

You walk in the shoes of the user, think in experiences and are passionate about creating solutions that are intuitive and motivating. You understand that design and performance are not mutually exclusive and you know how to blend the two. And you love making interfaces that are easy to use and beautiful at the same time.

You use a spectrum of tools: personas, design sprints, customer journey maps, wireframes, and occasionally, the back of a napkin to help you design effective solutions to customer problems. You love taking rough ideas and iterating on them until they are a refined product that reinforces our brand and vision.

You enjoy working and collaborating with product managers, developers, testers and company leadership to create the best experiences for customers. You will question and gather feedback on designs, prototypes and demos to ensure they live up to a high standard. Above all else you are passionate about product design, the user, and designing delightful experiences.

Think you’re the right fit? Submit your re­sume including a link to your portfolio to careers@igloosoftware.com.

Key responsibilities

  • Join a team that’s leading interaction design for our product.
  • Take complex ideas and translate them into clean workflows based on user research.
  • Facilitate user testing and conduct interface analysis.
  • Engage with our customers and product team to understand user needs and competitive landscape.
  • Aid in the creation of user stories and support our engineering teams during scrum sprints.
  • Create and maintain design guidelines to ensure consistency across our applications.
  • Work with design and development teams to bring UX concepts to life.
  • Evangelize the importance of design within the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 2-4 years’ experience working in UX for web-based platforms.
  • Experience in user research, interaction design and visual design for the web.
  • Strong creative research, writing, and design skills.
  • Strong communication skills, but better listening skills.
  • You live in Sketch for early concepts, wireframes and high fidelity mockups.
  • Adept at creating interactive prototypes with InVision, Marvel, Flinto or similar tools.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with graphic design.
  • Ability to write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Experience with responsive and native mobile app design (iOS, Android).

Education

3-year diploma or 4-year degree in design, computer science, human-computer interaction, or similar.


December 2016: Creating a brew pub experience at Abe Erb

Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , | No Comments »

As many of you know, we’ll sometimes host uxWaterloo sessions at a pub where we can enjoy great conversations about UX and related topics in a casual atmosphere. We’ve done this at many locations over the years, but for December we’re doing something special.

Abe Erb is a Waterloo brew pub that we’ve visited in the past, most recently for our UXtoberfest session back in October. Abe Erb is about to open a brand new  location at the historic Tannery building in downtown Kitchener, and anticipation is high within certain circles in the community. Join us for a special private tour of the new space, and hear from co-founder Tony Theodosiou as he shares with us the thinking that goes into creating a delightful brew pub experience, lessons learned along the way, and new things to expect from the new location.

Note the special day and time for this event: Sunday December 18, at 1:00pm in the afternoon!

You can find Abe Erb on Twitter.

Please register for this free event

Register

Sunday December 18, 2016
1:00 to 2:30 pm

Abe Erb (Tannery location)
151 Charles Street West
Kitchener, Ontario