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User Experience/User Interface Designer (UX/UI), University at Buffalo

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

 

The User Experience/User Interface Designer (UX/UI) is responsible for actualizing digital strategies and information architectures to shape the user experience through interface and intuitive organization and display of content in support of top-tier digital communications at the University at Buffalo.

 

This position requires an understanding of information design, media consumption, communications standards, collaboration across multiple channels, end user profiles, and technology platforms. The UX/UI Designer works collaboratively to support and transform our digital spaces in a way that provides positive user experiences, deepens relationships with our end-users and puts a consistent, positive face on the university brand.

 

Primary work activities include designing, implementing, and the ongoing management of user interfaces that ensure an outstanding user experience. The UX/UI Designer works within a team environment to:

 

  • Design innovative and comprehensive visual and functional solutions for new and current digital communications

 

  • Maintain and enhance digital design/development standards and best practices (Web, mobile, social, email);

 

  • Define the user experience for the top level Web suite of communications, creating and maintaining a reusable template repository and integrating social media tools into the online experience for all of the university’s digital spaces;

 

  • Identify and define functional needs/improvements for the UBCMS interface, while balancing the usability of solutions for lay-users and experienced Web developers alike;

 

  • Evaluate and integrate emerging technologies as appropriate to our business;

 

  • Support the UB community by engaging its departments, faculty and student populations.

 

The UX/UI Designer will inform work through understanding of user expectations and behaviors and project-focused research done in collaboration with University Communications colleagues.

 

The UX/UI Designer will devise user interface templates and components for a wide variety of new and soon-to-be-revamped websites with an eye for leveraging UBCMS components, existing UB information infrastructure, aggregation of content channels and a varying level of expertise in utilization. This work will inform university-wide infrastructure, standards and tools for a branded, message-centric, user-friendly digital environment. The incumbent will provide the UB community with shared tools, templates, standards, documentation, and user interfaces that will help the university grow in a more mature, consistent, well-branded manner.

 

At all times the UX/UI Designer keeps in mind not only the needs of the immediate project, but how this project fits into broader needs of the UB Web while supporting UB’s unique identity and branding. Assignments range from challenges involving content, data, structures, concepts, or visuals to complex, multi-layered websites for various university constituents.

 

The UX/UI Designer position requires a high level understanding of interactive communications and a high comfort level working in a cutting edge, high-tech environment. The UX/UI Designer must be able to assess organizational and communication needs of digital projects and recommend and execute appropriate solutions. Must have expertise in a range of mediums: Web, video, presentation, email, multimedia. The person filling this position must be service-oriented and able to excel with a great deal of autonomy in a demanding, fast-paced office setting. The position requires a team player, able to communicate effectively, both written and orally.

 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

 

The University at Buffalo Office of University Communications (UC) is responsible for providing strategic leadership for university-wide communications, including internal communications, branding, marketing and creative design, and media relations for the University at Buffalo. The Office is highly visible and its communication work products are the public face of the university for many audiences. The Office produces approximately 125 projects each year, and provides communications counsel for administrative and decanal units.  The goal of UC is to integrate communications disciplines and provide strategic leadership for communications across the entire university, calling for a continual need to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the organization.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

 

  • Great benefits

 

 

TO FIND OUT MORE about the Buffalo Region and why you should consider applying go to: http://www.buffalo.edu/universitycommunications/career_opportunitie...

 

TO APPLY:  https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56852

 

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