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UX/UI Designer, Data Lab

Contract

Hybrid

Deadline

June 2, 2024

About the organization

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Organization type

Research Institution

In A Nutshell

Location

Hybrid London or The Hague, UK or The Netherlands

Salary

£38,000-£45,000

Job Type

Contract

Experience Level

Entry-level

Visa Sponsorship

Not Available

Deadline to apply

June 2, 2024

Collaborate across WRI’s environmental software products (TerraMatch, Land & Carbon Lab, and others). Work with development agencies, and program partners to design user experiences that are useful, usable, beautiful, and impactful.

Responsibilities

UX research and design foundations (80%):

  • Collaborate with product managers and stakeholders to understand user needs and pain points through user research.
  • Craft user journeys and sitemaps to optimize product flow and identify potential UX issues.
  • Translate research and data into clear and visually compelling interfaces for TerraMatch, Land & Carbon Lab, and other key Data Lab products. Crafting purposeful and intuitive interfaces.
  • Craft meticulous UI mock-ups and prototypes in Figma that clearly illustrate how our scientific geospatial tools function and look.
  • Ensure brand consistency across all software products.
  • Collaborate with product managers and Research, Data, and Impact to learn about, document, and uphold WRI’s research integrity standards as these relate to user interfaces.
  • Stay up-to-date on design trends and best practices in the environmental software space.

Champion WRI’s design standards and user-centered design principles (20%):

  • Prepare and present your design drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders for feedback and implementation.
  • Partner with development agencies and internal teams to ensure the successful execution of your designs.
  • Advocate for a user-centered design approach within the Data Lab.
  • Own and maintain the design systems for TerraMatch, Land & Carbon Lab, collaborating with the wider WRI Design Standards working group.
  • Support WRI’s transition to in-house software design and development.

Skillset

  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or 3 additional years of experience.
  • Experience: You have 3+ years of full-time working experience in UX/UI Design with a portfolio that displays your expertise, attention to detail and thought process.
  • 1+ years of experience designing with Figma.
  • Experience creating wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mock-ups, and prototypes to show your design solutions.
  • Experience implementing and working with a design system and component libraries.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UX principles and best practices.
  • Experience delivering designs that align with client brand vision and stakeholders’ aesthetic standards.
  • Some experience conducting user research.
  • Experience with map-based interfaces and scientific data applications is desired.
  • Languages: You have verbal and written proficiency in English.

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