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UX Designer [UD_UniCook_EK]

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UX Designer [UD_UniCook_EK]

Level:UX Designer
POSTED:November 3, 2021
LOCATION:Trinity College Dublin
CLOSES:November 20, 2021
Duration:9 months
Reports to:Dr Eamonn Kenny
Closing Date:November 20, 2021


  • Contribute to the ADAPT research agenda that pioneers and combines research in AI driven technologies: Natural Language Processing, Video/Text/Image/Speech processing, digital engagement & HCI, semantic modeling, personalisation, privacy & data governance. 
  • Work with our interdisciplinary team of leading experts from the complementary fields of, Social Sciences, Communications, Commerce/Fintech, Ethics, Law, Health, Environment and Sustainability.
  • Leverage our success.  ADAPT’s researchers have signed 43 collaborative research projects, 52 licence agreements and oversee 16 active commercialisation funds and 52 commercialisation awards.  ADAPT has won 40 competitive EU research projects and obtained €18.5 million in non-exchequer non-commercial funding. Additionally, six spinout companies have been formed. ADAPT’s researchers have produced over 1,500 journal and conference publications and nearly 100 PhD students have been trained. 

As an ADAPT researcher you will have access to a network of 85 global experts and over 250 staff as well as a wide multi-disciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities. We can influence and inform your work, share our networks and collaborate with you to increase your impact, and accelerate your career opportunities. Specifically, we offer: 

  • Exposure and free access within a multi-disciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities
  • Opportunity to build your profile at international conferences and global events 
  • Fast-track your career through formalised training & development, expert one-on-one supervision and exposure to top AI specialists


About the role

We are looking for a degree candidate with at least 2 years of research or industry experience under their belt. In this role, you should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential.

Ultimately, you will make our product more user-friendly and intuitive to attract and retain customers. The role is to work with the commercial lead to tease out the requirements for a completely visual cookery application; making it accessible to one or more of the following groups: age agnostic, language agnostic, dyslexics, elite athletes and people who have eco-conscious, health or religious concerns. You will be responsible for delivering the UX work package of the project.


The purpose of this position is to produce a design specification for the UniCOOK product platform based on concurrent research to produce a product that will be market ready. The goal is to produce a user-interface or working platform that will provide a visual representation of recipes for as many of the user groups as possible. You will work with a team of developers, the commercial lead and the principal investigator on the project to produce a working prototype of the UniCOOK product that will satisfy the requirements of our trail partners and define a base product that will eventually result in an incubation start-up if successful.

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Minimum qualifications

  • A primary degree in Design, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a UX/UI role.
  • Experienced working through the full design cycle from insights to detailed design.

Preferred Skills

  • Skilled in human centred design and Lean UX approaches to feature development.
  • You are good at teasing out insights from customers/users and collecting the data that validates and prioritises requirements.
  • Persona development and customer journey mapping.
  • Wireframing and Usability testing.
  • Detailed design with Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Sketch or similar.
  • High fidelity clickable prototyping and user testing with InVision app or similar.
  • Asset generation and working with front-end developers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills using English language.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to engage in interdisciplinary team work.

Desirable Skills

  • Ability to facilitate workshops that reach decisive outcomes.
  • Service blueprint development.
  • Interest in Food-tech, game-based learning and gamification.
  • Interest in cookery, nutrition and universal accessibility.



  • Competitive salary 
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Computer and peripherals of your choice 
  • Sports Facilities 
  • A fast-paced environment with impactful work 
  • 22 days of Annual Leave 
  • Pension 
  • Paid Sick Leave 
  • Day Nursery 
  • Training & Development 
  • Travel Pass Scheme 
  • Staff Discounts


Application Process

Please submit the following using this application form: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume: Detailed curriculum vitae, including education, previous experience and previous project work. Please address all skills that you have that match the required experience list above.



ADAPT is committed to achieving better diversity and gender representation at all levels of the organisation, across leadership, academic, operations, research staff and studentship levels. ADAPT is committed to the continued development of employment policies, procedures and practices that promote gender equality. On that basis we encourage and welcome talented people from all backgrounds to join ADAPT.

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