IDEO’s Design for Learning Studio (D4L), located in San Francisco, is in search of a seasoned Interaction Design Lead capable of managing projects, with a focus on leading teams and clients towards integrating digital designs into products, services, experiences, spaces, and brands. We are on the hunt for a senior interaction design lead who will collaborate across disciplines to create design solutions for a diversity of industries, scale, and media. In this role, you get exposure to and involvement with all parts of the design process: proposal writing, client relationship development, 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 for and with our clients and partners.
Strategic thinking is the underpinning of great design. This role allows you to shape our work, teams, process, and client relationships. You’ll focus on some of the most impactful work we do and lead projects that bring about change inside and outside of IDEO. Working at IDEO means you’ll tackle all aspects of the design process from user research to physical and digital prototyping to helping tell the project story to the client.
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.
IDEO’s education studio designs products, services, and systems that improve experiences for learners of all ages. This could be as tangible as designing a tablet-based learning platform, and as far-reaching as redesigning an entire education system. We nerd out over education trends and cool kid ideas in equal measure – and we hope you do too.
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Please submit a resume, cover letter (yes, we read cover letters), and a portfolio or link.
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.