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User Experience Designers at Code for San Jose

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About Code for San Jose:

  • Code for San Jose (CFSJ) is an all-volunteer powered organization.
  • We are a chapter of Code for America.
  • As a chapter, we focus on civic innovation and government technology in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the country.
  • You do not have to be located in San Jose, California in order to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome everyone interested in solving community problems through technology, user experience design/research, and community partnerships.
  • Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and other community-based organizations on civic projects.
  • We have over 60 active volunteers with over 8 active projects.
  • Our leadership team consists of 9 other directors, 2 executive directors and 18 project leaders.
  • As a group, we meet every other Thursday at 6:30 PM PST to sync up and work on projects.
  • All of our events are posted on meetup.


We have 2 Projects needing User Experience Designer volunteers:

1. Code for San Jose's inaugural Inclusive Product Week event:

  • Estimated time commitment: 6-10 hours per week
  • This role’s goal
    • Help design the Inclusive Product Week landing page to help ensure that there's a professional front door for prospective attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
    • The site is built on Squarespace and does not require coding or development knowledge.
  • This role’s responsibilities:
    • Help build the website frontend, Content: Work alongside marketing team and volunteers to create the best site experience.
  • What tools are used for this role?
    • User Personas
    • Journey Mapping
    • Information Architecture Diagrams
    • SWOT analysis
    • Miro
    • Figma

2. City of Seattle's CiviForm Project:

  • Estimated time commitment: 4-8 hours per week
  • This role’s goal:
    • Looking for an accessibility-minded Designer who loves forms!
    • A full-time team of Google.org Fellows are supporting the City of Seattle to build CiviForm, a responsive web application that will be accessible to users and their Trusted Intermediaries to help streamline applications to civic discount programs.
  • This role’s responsibilities
    • UX Research: Design the structure of a usability study
    • UX Research: Conduct a usability study
    • Project management: Check in with partners regularly
    • Product Leadership: Analyze the market space
    • Visual Design: Create low-fidelity mocks
    • Visual Design: Create high-fidelity mocks
    • Visual Design: Iterate and create a cohesive Information Architecture
  • What tools are used for this role?
    • Usability Studies / Interviews
    • User Personas
    • Journey Mapping
    • Low Fidelity Mocks
    • High Fidelity Mocks
    • Information Architecture Diagrams
    • Miro


How to get started:

  1. Please join our Slack organization using this link: https://bit.ly/3f78NML
  2. After you join Slack, someone from the CFSJ leadership team will connect with you via Slack about how to get started and what your next steps are.


Find more information about CFSJ:

  • A list of our active projects can be found in this slide deck: https://bit.ly/3kwpkM5
  • Our website: https://www.codeforsanjose.org
  • Our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/code-for-san-jose

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Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through our Fellowship , Accelerator , and Brigade , we're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.


Code for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.

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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Computer Science
  • Web Design / UX




  • 4-10 hours per week.

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