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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:

Slack Google Drive Trello

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About DEMOCRACYLAB US

Location:

Seattle, SEATTLE, WA 98112, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower people who use technology to advance the public good.

Description

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.

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Web Design
  • Web Design / UX
  • Graphic Design

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 months at 5 hours per week

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