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Interaction Design Intern

In a nutshell:

IDEO Munich is in search of a talented Interaction Design Intern who wants to be part of the exciting work on a variety of projects that integrate digital designs into spaces, brands, services and products. As an Interaction Design Intern at IDEO you help tackling all aspects of the design process from user research to physical and digital prototyping.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

At IDEO we create impact through design. Our goal is to create work that resonates as desirable, feasible, and viable. Interaction Designers sit right in that sweet spot – caring about what people need, and making beautiful, engaging experiences for them.

Once here you will:

  • Collaborate with a diverse collective of talented people from multidisciplinary backgrounds to create holistic solutions to complex challenges
  • Design for users: IDEO's human-centered design process involves careful observations of people
  • Gather research data and translate it into powerful, concise design solutions and tangible products
  • Help designing websites, apps, and other digital experiences
  • Prototype in 3 dimensions and not be afraid of getting your hands dirty in doing so
  • Explore and define design opportunities and communicating the essence of these ideas

What does IDEO offer you?

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.

As a Design Intern in Munich, we provide the opportunity for you to enjoy our collaborative cross-disciplinary work style at IDEO to develop a holistic design for our clients and find a place to grow as a designer.


Some previous projects to check out: 

  • IKEA Future of Kitchen Help IKEA envision how people's behaviors will shape the design of the future kitchen
  • Designing the Future of Urban Farming Helping a Berlin startup strengthen its offer of vertical farming products and services
  • Designs on Citizenship A design innovation platform that advances creative discussion through provocations around Citizenship
  • New Digital Ways to pay Creating richer interactions between merchants and customers through a retail business platform and a portable payment device for Commonwealth Bank

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • Strong visualization and prototyping skills
  • Ability to work across a range of projects, from product interaction to software tools and applications to the web
  • Demonstrating a unique point of view on design
  • Being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to generate ideas quickly without a lot of background information
  • Being self-directed toward excellent work outcomes
  • Fluent in English, German language skills are a plus

Pop quiz:

Please include your answer to the following question in your cover letter. 

Which digital product do you currently find the most interesting or relevant? Why? 

Application requirements and instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, portfolio and pop quiz answer. Your portfolio should demonstrate your specific role and contributions for each project. In particular, we want to hear about the process involved in developing the design or project. 

Deadline is Friday 1st November 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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