Monday, March 17, 2008

Where to find jobs in User Experience Design

Some of my friends have been laid off recently. I told them I would do all I can to help them find jobs so here is my list of the best places to look for jobs in User Experience Design. Feel free to add to my list!

Job Boards

UPA (Usability Professionals Association) Job Bank - international jobs listed by the UPA
Usability News - Jobs (British HCI Group) - UK/European feel but also has international jobs on it
SIG-CHI Job Board Browsable Web archive - looks GREAT, thanks Susan
The Inoformantion Architecture (IA) Institute Job Board - pretty active (thanks Peter)
The Human-Computer Interaction Resource Network (HCIRN) Job Board (thanks Avram)
The Internet Technical Group (ITG) Job Board
(thanks Avram & Scott)
Boxes and Arrows Jobs - quite a lot of jobs on here (thanks Peter)
Mark Hurst's Good Experiencejob board primarily for US jobs.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Job Board (Members Only Unfortunately) - thanks Ronald
The Society for Technical Communicators (STC) Job Board - mainly for jobs in technical communication but related enough to include here I think

Career/Job Site Aggregators job site aggregatore (thanks Dan & Susan)
Simply Hired (thanks Susan)

Specialist Agents

Bo Cheng, Evolve Consulting UK - mainly jobs in London and the UK. Bo handles a lot of UX and IA jobs.
Recruit Media - an agency with a team dedicated to usability, IA jobs etc.
Nick Tooley at Ideal People also specialises in UX recruitment, especially in Cambridge.

Networking Tools

Linked In - my profile but you get the idea.

Discussion Groups and Newsletters

Check out the UPA list of Email Lists and Communities

[IxDA] discussion group
- an active and vibrant group. Lots of jobs come up too
Mark Hurst's Good Experience Newsletter - has regular job postings and there is also a job board (see Job Boards above).
SIG-CHI discussion lists and the SIG CHI Job List - thanks Susan
[Agile-Usability] - has occasional jobs
[London-ia] yahoo group - great for jobs in London
[London Usability] yahoo group - great for jobs in London
[Experience Design] Yahoo Group - has occasional jobs

Other Resources

UPA Resource Directory

You may also like to check out your local UPA Chapters to look for local jobs (thanks for that thought Whitney) and you could also look up local chapters of STC, SIGCHI, and HFES (thanks Avram).


Blogger beep said...

I'd add Boxes and Arrows ( as well as the IA Institute list ( free overview, details for members-only).

1:57 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

Move Networks, the company handling the video streaming for big name companies like ABC, FOX and The CW, is looking for UX Designers.

12:20 PM  

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