IDEO is currently seeking a Design Researcher for our Munich studio.
At IDEO our design researchers lead experienced teams and clients through the research process to develop thoughtful and inspiring insights. These insights inspire our clients and designers to create solutions that deliver a positive impact in the world around them.
Clients come to IDEO to design the future of their business. Client relationships include projects where we can apply a whole range of research approaches including generative, rapid and nimble iterative loops of prototyping, user feedback, qualitative and quantitative studies. The various approaches to research bring us confidence and move ideas closer to implementation in the market.
Design Researchers make the biggest impact by bringing to life the voice of the people they’re designing for and connecting the internal design team and client organization to the human experience. We count on them to strengthen our digital fluency (eg. using digital tools for research or in-context user testing of digital platforms and products) and to push the edges of how we search for insights and inspiration for both internal and client initiatives.
As an IDEO Munich Design Researcher, you’ll travel around Europe and the rest of the world to explore diverse human behaviour, contexts and lifestyles. You will lead teams through bespoke research plans and while you may be accountable for the plan and associated logistics, every member of the team will contribute and collectively produce research findings that will inform and inspire strategic decisions and design solutions. As a team, you will translate research insights into powerful stories that shift hearts and minds.
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. Sure 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.
Here are some examples of projects that our research team have contributed to and led, in Munich:
Please answer this short Pop Quiz in your cover letter
Tell us about a research programme where you a) led the team to try an “unconventional” way of gathering insights, or b) wish you had been able to try a more experimental method in your approach.
If you identify with our values and would like to contribute to our studio, we would love to see your CV and cover letter (addressing the pop quiz above). Deadline for applications is Friday 30th November 2018.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.