User Experience Designer

User Experience Designer

Overview

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.

About Spherical

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

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, these tools support collaborative dreaming into visions of equitable futures. The field kit includes interactive media for exploring cascading benefits of whole-systems approaches, community mapping and storytelling tools, and a game for sketching 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.

A sample of prior work for this project:

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

Location

Remote (UTC -8 to -4)

Term

Contract

Hours

20/week

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