Wildlife Drones Internship: User interface improvements

10 May 2024

This position is offered through the ANU Computing Internship ([COMP3820] /[ COMP4820] / [COMP8830])


Wildlife Drones https://www.wildlifedrones.net/

Our innovative drone tracking technology is paving the way for improved research outcomes. We’re all about empowering those in the field to collect more data, more often and keep track of their animals like never before. Wildlife Drones is now an award-winning start-up that is currently working with a range of projects across Australia, the United States and abroad to track the movements of some of the world’s most endangered species.

**Project **\

Project Overview

The aim of this project is to review the user interface of our drone-based animal radio tracking system and propose improvements for the future generations of the product. You’ll receive training and join one of our drone pilots for at least one outdoor tracking session. Once familiar with the system, you’ll use your skills in UX, Graphic or Web design and work with us to identify aspects that can be improved, create mock-ups, and gather feedback from stakeholders.

Project Duration:

Project Objectives:

● Develop Project plan and timeline with team

● Develop an understanding of the Wildlife Drones tracking system

● Attended Field work session/s

● Consider system and future options

● Design feedback collection strategy and tools administer / collect and analyse feedback

● Prepare recommendations

- Consolidate findings into a comprehensive report.

- Provide clear and actionable recommendations for improving future

generations of the product.

● Create implementation plan

- Develop a phased implementation plan for adopting the recommended


- Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth execution.

Internship Deliverables:

● Review / Analysis documentation including: stakeholder feedback and analysis

● Recommendations and proposed future actions (substantiated and evidenced) and Implementation Plan

● Mock-ups

Benefits to the student

This project provides the student with an opportunity to work with a small collaborative team in a tech startup environment, learning new skills and practically applying these while receiving mentoring and support.

**Required technical skills**\

UX, Graphic or Web design

**Required professional/other skills**\

● Positive attitude focused on best outcome for all and team

● Curiosity and Critical analysis skills

● Good communication skills written and verbal, including ability to logically write reports and recommendations

● Ability to learn new systems and processes and be adaptable

**Delivery Mode**\


**Type of internship**\

Paid placement.

**How to apply**\

Applications are invited from students who have already passed the eligibility checks for the Computing Internship courses COMP3820 or COMP4820 or COMP8830. Further information about the Computing Internships can be found on the Computing Internship page.

You can nominate multiple preferred Internship projects and host organisations through the one application form.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest for internship projects is 19th May, 2024. Students who have passed the eligibility checks would have received the application form.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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