DemocracyLab connects skilled volunteers with technology-for-good projects, resulting in better civic technologies, more active citizens, and more efficient institutions. The Product Designer volunteer position will research and design experiences to help users meet their goals.
Key Responsibilities :
Review relevant research performed by DemocracyLab related to design tasks
Conduct research interviews and exercise with potential users
Create designs using Sketch or other design programs
Create prototypes using InVision, Marvel, or similar programs
Conduct usability tests
Minimum Requirements :
Strong visual design skills- the ability to craft compelling UI elements
Experience with, and an advocate for, the user experience design process
Ability to identify usability best practices during design reviews and in your own work
Ability to clearly articulate the reasoning behind your design recommendations
Self-driven, ownership, and follow-through- be able to drive your work forward independently
Education or Experience Preferred : Relevant training and/or experience in User Interface design. We will request to review the applicant’s design portfolio.
Knowledge or Skills Preferred : Working knowledge of Sketch, InVision or Marvel for design, prototyping, and developer handoff. Familiarity with similar tools is acceptable.
Length of Appointment : We request that a volunteer be able to commit a minimum of 3 months to this position.
Time Commitment : We request that a volunteer be willing to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week to this position.
Reports To : Cristina Whiteley, Design Lead for DemocracyLab.
Communication: DemocracyLab uses Slack as its primary form of communication. Files will be shared using Google Drive.
Support Provided : Volunteer orientation, coaching, and feedback as needed.
Learn More: Visit www.democracylab.org , or see our work in progress at the following links:
Our mission is to empower people who use technology to advance the public good.
DemocracyLab helps tech for good projects launch innovative solutions by connecting skilled volunteers to projects that need them. We are open to projects from individuals, community organizations, non-profits, social purpose companies and government agencies. Our platform helps volunteers give back and develop new skills, while accelerating the evolution of new technologies that empower citizens and help institutions become more accessible, accountable, and efficient.
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.