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User Experience Designer Full-time

Published at 2012-11-17 - Viewed: 4650 times - Open Technology Institute in New York, United States

The Open Internet Tools Project is seeking a user experience expert.

OpenITP incubates open source projects that enable secure, anonymous, reliable, and unrestricted communication on the Internet. OpenITP's goal is to reduce the ability of state and non-state actors to impose censorship or other restrictions on Internet access and communications.


- Work with OpenITP partner projects on testing and improving the usability of their tools.
- Contribute to the usability of the OpenITP web site.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

- Multi-lingual experience: experience using and/or designing for at least one non-Roman-alphabet language; a non-RTL language is even better.
- Experience receiving/processing user feedback through ticketing mechanisms and field reports when in-person testing is not possible.
- Has done substantive work with an open source project, with that work visible in the project’s online archives.
- Has both desktop and mobile / small screen design experience.
- Experience designing interfaces that facilitate confidential and/or anonymous communications.
- Comfortable communicating in writing.
- Applicants should be available to travel to conferences and developer gatherings at least four times a year, some in the United States and some overseas (not limited to Europe).


Please submit your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position, along with references to your work. No phone calls please.

The New America Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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