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UI/UX / Interaction Design - design dashboard

[ui!] Urban Institute - #2

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Open Posted: 24 Oct 19. Closes: 15 Jan 20 Available: Semester 1 (Feb - Jun)

Semester 1 2020 project
** UQ students only **


Suited to: final year B.IT / Interaction Design, or Master of Interaction Design students (UQ). If you are selected, the project will be your final year thesis / Masters project topic so you must be eligible to enrol in the appropriate unit/s during Semester 1 2020.

The successful applicant will receive a $3,000 scholarship + academic credit for enrolment/assessment (4units - UQ ITEE).  

If selected, you must be available to work on the project onsite for3 days/week during Semester 1 2020 (working around lecture timetable).

Note: you will need your own car (public transport is not a viable option). It is expected that you will work on the project for 3 days week throughout Semester 1 - 1-2 days/week at Sippy Downs office, and 1 day/week can be from home/uni.

APPLICANTS NOTE: you must include your academic transcript/s inside your resume - unofficial transcript for current degree + transcript for past degree - Masters students) + your student ID number.  Combine your resume and transcript/s into one doc/pdf.  We cannot progress your application until you provide this info in your resume.

For UQ ITEE students - you must have a study plan approved before your application can be accepted by CEED - to ensure you can enrol in the correct thesis/project unit for a CEED project. You must make an appointment with an academic advisor to have your study plan reviewed and approved.  

Contact: Dr Alex Pudmenzky -  [email protected] ASAP.

Location: Sippy Downs (Sunshine Coast) + work remotely QLD
Category: Information Technology

Project Background / Description

What you will do

You will be part of a dynamic team contributing to development of innovative software solutions to our customers in the Australian and Asian Pacific markets.

You will be highly self-motivated with keen attention to detail and have a positive can-do attitude with a desire to learn and a propensity to innovate.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience conceptualising and implementing creative ideas into the UI end user interface, the UrbanInsight dashboard.


What we do

One of Australia’s most exciting tech startups, urban institute [ui!], develop and market UrbanInsight, an innovative data analytics, visualisation and storage platform for complex urban applications (such as IoT - Internet of Things).  The company helps cities, universities and others to become more resource-efficient and innovative, as well as sustainable and resilient.

For more information visit:

[ui!] group has offices in:  Berlin - Queensland - Budapest - Chemnitz - Darmstadt - London - Munich - Singapore - New York

Objectives / Tasks / Project Outcomes

  • Contribute to the design and development of the UrbanInsight dashboard.
  • Communicating design ideas using user flows, site maps and wireframes.
  • Designing sample pages including colours and fonts.
  • Preparing design plans and presenting the dashboard structure.
  • Incorporating functionalities and features into the UrbanInsight dashboard

Skills / Experience Required

Background / Skills Needed

  • Hands-on experience working with UI/UX toolkits, modern programming languages or software development technologies
  • Excellent visual design skills
  • Final year or Masters level student in either UI/UX Design & Development (incl. Interaction Design), Software or Computer Engineering, Computer Science


Other Attributes Required

  • Excellent time management – ability to work on multiple tasks and meet time critical deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, seeking assistance/support when needed.
  • Proficiency in front-end development programming languages such as HTML and CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript.
  • Good understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Your personality tends towards a natural curiosity and creativity
  • You love tackling a challenge, solving puzzles and are willing to learn new techniques

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