IDEO Tokyo’s mission is to help enable change in Japan through creativity. As part of a small studio that is still growing, this person must demonstrate a collaborative working style, great communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a non-rules based environment of innovation. We are seeking a Design Researcher to join our Tokyo Studio. We are looking for an individual who will guide and inspire teams into uncovering meaningful human-centered insights that drive great design and innovation for our clients.
Great design is born out of great research. Our Design Researchers lead clients and teams through a journey of human-centered research to discover insights and inspiration and contribute to all phases of the design process.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and the following Pop Quiz in the online application.
As Design Researchers here in Japan, we are always on the lookout for interesting and unexpected people, places, and things that serve as great inspiration for design. Check out Mike Peng’s blog post about must-experience places in and around Tokyo: https://www.ideo.com/jp/blog/only-in-japan
If you were asked to help design a new and innovative hotel concept for the global market, what types of people, places, and/or things would you look to for design inspiration in Japan?
Please tell us 3 examples (people, places, or things) that you believe can inform or inspire the design of this new hotel concept. These examples can be completely outside of the hotel industry! Provide 3 pictures and a concisely written reflection (in English and Japanese) on each of your examples and why you think they are particularly inspiring.
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.