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Interaction Designer (IDEO Client)

In a nutshell:

Lighthouse Labs is a joint innovation lab between IDEO and Mexichem that develops scalable solutions for systemic global challenges — from food and water security to building sustainable infrastructure.

You’ll be a founding member of the Lighthouse and will help design the experiences that make Mexichem’s new product and service offerings successful in the world.

Why is this role important?

You’ll create digital interactions that span the entire customer journey, and will bring an interaction lens from early concept, to prototype, to launch and beyond. Working as part of interdisciplinary teams, you will bring your depth of knowledge in interaction design and their breadth of design and product experience to drive human-centered innovation at Mexichem.

Once here you will:

  • Develop a unique point of view about the ways digital services and technology can address human needs for food, water, shelter, information, and materials
  • Design a wide range of digital products, services, and experiences; think beyond screen UI
  • Contribute to all parts of the design process in interdisciplinary teams of 3-4 designers from both Mexichem and IDEO — including brief-setting, user research, concept development, prototyping, working with developers, and design stewardship
  • Sweat the details of launching and scaling digital products and services by distilling complex, layered user journeys into streamlined workflows and understanding technical and theoretical concepts to create simple solutions for complex actions
  • Connect with real users in the field to get  inspired around systemic challenges, articulate user needs, and prototype throughout the design process

The ideal candidate is experienced in human-centered innovation, with particular aptitudes and interest in rapid digital prototyping. As an early member of the lab, versatility and experience in a variety of  digital media is valuable, as is the ability and willingness to coach other designers and project sponsors.

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • 5+ years of interaction design experience in a product role at a start up, innovation lab, digital agency, or design consultancy
  • Master’s degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, New Media, or equivalent work experience
  • Extensive experience with a variety of graphic design and interactive tools such as Illustrator, Sketch, HTML/JS/CSS, InVision, Principle, Frame, and After Effects
  • You’re as passionate about designing elegant user experiences as you are about using human insights as a source of inspiration to solve complex problems
  • You’re a natural systems thinker, solving big, hairy problems by logically visualizing complex systems, user interaction flows, and beautiful interfaces
  • You’re agile, and able to nurture a cohesive product vision and finesse visual designs at a vector or pixel level, if necessary
  • Up to 15-35% domestic and international travel will be required.

Application requirements and instructions:

Drop us a line at about why you’re a perfect fit for this position, and include your c.v. and a few samples of your work.


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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