IDEO New York is in search of an Interaction Design Lead capable of managing projects, with a focus on leading teams towards integrating digital designs into products, services, experiences, spaces, and brands. You will collaborate across disciplines to create design solutions for a diversity of industries, scales, and media. In this role you’ll be involved with all parts of the design process: proposal writing, user research, concept development, prototyping, working with developers, and design stewardship. We’re looking for someone who is equally passionate about designing elegant user experiences as they are using systems thinking and human-centered design as a source of inspiration to solve complex problems.
Interaction Design Leads are also Project Leads on our work. A Project Lead is one of IDEO’s most valued roles. You are central to shaping our work, teams, process, and client relationships. You’ll focus on some of the most impactful work we do leading projects and multi-disciplinary teams to bring about change inside and outside IDEO. You are not just recreating what has worked, but inventing new interaction paradigms. If a client wanted a traditional web shop, they would have hired one. We are here to invent new ways of using digital to interact.
IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. We work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.
FloodHelpNY: a platform for engaging and informing New York City homeowners about how they can protect their home and finances from flooding that is expected to worsen with rising sea levels caused by climate change. A primary goal of the site is to connect eligible low- and middle-income homeowners to housing support programs in select coastal communities to provide resiliency audits, so that they can make informed decisions about reducing their risk to future floods that will also help to lower their flood insurance rates.
Society of Grownups: Together with Mass Mutual we created a sort of master’s program for adulthood, where the curriculum covers everything from investing in a 401K to having that hard talk about a budget to how to pick good, cheap wine. IDEO helped build the new venture from the ground up—designing a brand identity, a digital platform with some of the most sophisticated financial planning tools in the industry, and a hip brick-and-mortar locale.
What do you think is the most well designed website in the world right now? What do you like about it? If you could make it even better, what would you do?
Please submit your resume, portfolio, and cover letter with your answer to the pop quiz above to be considered for this opportunity.