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User Experience Designer/User Interface Designer for Nature Counter by CrowdDoing
We are building an app for iPhone /android and corresponding Moodle courses.

Are you fascinated by the psychological and physiological effects of "taking in the forest"?

Are you interested in the challenge of addressing societal challenges through connection to nature?

Do you wish to grow professionally through experiential learning through collaboration?

Do you wish to adopt the complex challenge of evidencing and explaining why immersion in nature is beneficial for individuals and communities?

Our work in Nature Counter at CrowdDoing is designed to help individuals to discover the benefits of immersion in ecological settings such as forests, public parks, rivers and beaches.

Passion for science education, andecopsychology, ecophysiology,ecological anthropology, ecological sociology, Eco-Organizatinal-Psychology are helpful, but not required.


UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.

Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us grow our customer base.

Responsibilities
  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
  • Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images
Requirements
  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills
  • BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field

Qualifications:

Are you interested in the therapeutic effects of spending time in nature has on people, organizations and communities?

  • Would you enjoy collaborating with a diverse, virtual, and international team?

If you have an interest to learn more about how about how time in restorative environment such as the wilderness or public parks has an effect on outcomes relevant to the effectiveness and well-being of people in organizations, then this might be the right role for you. Help us teach the world about how outcomes include psychophysiological stress responses, productivity and emotional states are achievable via a dose of nature required for a person’s goals.

If you haven’t read about Ecopsychology before, you can see examples such as this articleby Jim Robbins called "Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health

" " https://e360.yale.edu/features/ecopsychology-how-immersion-in-nature-benefits-your-health"

Using the five senses through Forest Bathing https://www.pressherald.com/2021/10/03/forest-therapy-walks-grow-in-popularity-in-maine/

"clearing the mind and connecting with the environment has the power to boost your physical health, reduce stress and elevate wellness." https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2021/08/walk-into-the-wild-british-columbia

Eco-therapy (Nature Therapy, Green Therapy) https://californianewstimes.com/ecotherapy-highlights-benefits-of-immersing-anxious-stressed-kids-in-nature/571108/

"Ecotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice." https://www.success.com/the-mood-boosting-power-of-ecotherapy/



You can see benefits of time in the park put on Nature Counter's linkedin page here- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nature-counter-by-crowddoing_forestbathing-naturedose-attentionrestorationtheory-activity-6805531019593302016-1hnd, You can see more background on our Nature Counter team here- https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nature-counter-by-crowddoing_forestbathing-naturedose-attentionrestorationtheory-activity-6805531019593302016-1hnd. You can see a post about how just 30 minutes a week in nature reduces the chance of depression by 7%.

Nature Counter./Biophelia Counter

" A recent study of 20,000 people published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that people who spend at least 120 minutes per week - that’s about 18 minutes a day - in nature are far more likely to report being in good health and having higher psychological well-being, as compared to those who don’t embrace nature. People who spent some time in nature, but fewer than 120 minutes a week, "were no more likely to report good health or high well-being than those who reported 0 minutes," the study authors found. "

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-the-exact-number-of-minutes-to-spend-in-nature-each-week-for-better-health-2019-06-21

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/health/nature-outdoors-health.html

120 Minutes per week in nature is also geo-locateable on phones. Have you gotten your 120 minutes a week at medium edose nature, or 90 minutes a day of high dose nature?

That is determinable by if your smart phone shows you in the park for how many minutes.

We aim to build an app that counts how many minutes in nature each week you have spent and reporting that back to the person. This is like step counts, but based on time in nature as walks through non-parks don’t count for the nature counter.


  • - Participate in weekly discussions across teams and stakeholders on ways to reach project goals.
  • Time-based nature benefits-
    • 15 Minutes in Nature
      • Decrease in pulse rate by 3.9%
      • Decrease in systolic blood pressure by 1.9%
      • Decrease in diastolic blood pressure by 2.1%
      • Lower levels of cortisol (stress hormone)
      • Increased parasympathetic nerve activity and decreased sympathetic nerve activity. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work together to control respiration, digestion, and heart rate. When you are calm, the parasympathetic nervous system is increased, lowering your heart rate and respiration, and increasing digestion. In a stressful situation, the fight or flight (sympathetic) response is triggered, dilating pupils, increasing heart rate and respiration, which allows you to breathe faster.
      • Feel more relaxed, yet energized
    • 30 minutes in nature
      • All of the benefits from 15 minutes in nature AND
      • Increased attention span
      • Reduction in depression symptoms by 7%
      • Reduction in high blood pressure by 9%
    • 50 minutes in nature
      • All of the benefits from 15, 30, and 40 minutes in nature AND
      • An increased attention span with the ability to block out irrelevant stimuli and concentrate
      • A decreased level of anxiety
    • 120 minutes (2 hours) in nature
      • All of the benefits from 15, 30, 40, and 50 minutes in nature AND
      • An overall sense of well-being and happiness
      • A better, more restful sleep
    • 150 minutes (2.5 hours) in nature
      • All of the benefits from 15, 30, 40, 50, and 120 minutes in nature AND
      • Reduction in feelings of anxiety
      • Reduced need to ruminate on past events and focus on the future
    • 200 minutes in nature
      • All of the benefits from 15, 30, 40, 50, and 120 minutes in nature AND
      • The feeling of well-being and happiness

The only way CrowdDoing.world can realize its impact potential is through virtual volunteers,service learners(http://blog.reframeit.com/service-learning-and-skilled-volunteering/), and micro-leaders (https://real-leaders.com/leveraging-micro-leadership-to-make-aspirational-goals-achievable/) coming together.

See this brief video aboutMicro-leadership at CrowdDoing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhdB2YJ8Ocs&app=desktop). Micro-leadership means that each person adopts a dimension of responsibility for a collective problem in our society through collaborating on that area creatively individually and together through social innovation.

You are also welcome to see more background on CrowdDoing at our Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoL7fai7oa95fBo44FC0gA?sub_confirmation=1).

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/crowddoing.world/),

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CrowdDoing-515295062320613) ,

LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/18910309/ ).

You can see a CrowdDoing Volunteering FAQ here.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zCkbEQX8PHh8k85BS0iIhsJJxADqdH3Kpn1PDbI1Uno/edit?usp=sharing

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WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Mobile Programming
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Software Development
  • Web Design / UX
  • Graphic Design

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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