Possible Ux Internship: Stratagem Ltd., LONDON WC1. £90 per day one day, one day per week for 12 months, start date October 1st 2016
Stratagem Ltd are a small, but established business looking to develop a Ux allrounder to help create intuitive and compelling user experiences for their sports gaming and trading products. The internship aims to dovetail paid work with university assignments.
The internship will cover the full-range of Ux activities – analysis, design, prototyping and evaluation – and encourage the use of the latest, industry-standard methods and tools. The student will be supported in the selection of coursework and project topics by the Stratagem development team and the University course director. These topics are expected to support Stratagem’s business and product development strategy. The internship directly provides familiarisation with the company, its business and product development strategies, and entry-level participation in all areas of the business.
The student will be expected to work 1 day per week and to be paid monthly in arrears at a rate in the region of £90 per day. An additional day per week may be required for some final major projects e.g. agile, data gathering sessions, particularly over the summer 2017.
An important selection criteria is that the student has the opportunity to align coursework objectives with company needs, and that coursework and project topics are likely to include the following:
i. Production of a usability test report. Example topics for usability test include:
Execution popup: a) Preview page (what does a user want to see when deciding on whether to place a bet before a game?); Live risk / in-play page (what does a user want to see when trading a live game?).
ii. Develop a ‘new’ product concept, for example, a mobile app, or channels for social media awareness and marketing.
iii. Additional topics and tasks to be identified. There are many specialist practices that could be deployed, particularly during extended ‘final’ or ‘major’ projects, such as: Information architecture; gamification (allowing users to predict results and compete with other users); ‘visualisation’; and modelling decision-making.
Please send CV and a covering letter in the first instance to Martin Colbert, Senior Lecturer, CIS, Kingston University (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30th August, 2016, with a view to preparing a winning application to Stratabet.