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User Experience Designer

Remote
17 days ago
Contract position

Company

About Spherical Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living ...

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Job Description

Spherical is hiring a User Experience Designer to design a series of web-based experiences supporting climate resilience in Los Angeles. This position is remote.

What You'll Do

  • Interview users across nonprofit, government, and public audiences to understand their desires and potentials
  • Synthesize information from users, stakeholders, product management, engineering, and subject matter experts into user experiences
  • Design web-based user interfaces to facilitate collaborative learning experiences taking place in live workshop settings
  • Prototype and test concepts with users and stakeholders to collect feedback and iterate
  • Participate in weekly development cycles to refine user experiences for engineering, in collaboration with visual design, product management, and illustration
  • Maintain documentation for team learning and alignment, such as user personas, user journeys, and user flows

What You Need

  • 5+ years of experience with user experience research and design for web-based services
  • Versatility to work across multiple media, such as collaborative tools, interactive storytelling, and serious games
  • Experience communicating with users for generative and evaluative research
  • Ability to synthesize information from diverse sources
  • Ability to communicate the rationale and process behind design decisions
  • Ability to collaborate with and present to stakeholders to generate alignment

About Spherical

Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems.

Current Project

Spherical is building a field kit of open-source tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, our tools support diverse communities in dreaming into collective visions of whole, more-than-human futures. Our field kit includes interactive media for teaching whole-systems approaches to climate resilience, a tool to support collaborative visioning, and a game for sketching possible scenarios. This unique assemblage of domains and media calls for a diverse team of creative collaborators. We encourage women and people of color to apply. 

Below is a sample of prior work for this project:

 

About Spherical Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living ...

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