IDEO helps companies innovate. We design products, services, environments, and digital experiences for organizations seeking new ways to provide value to their customers. IDEO creates visible and tangible strategies for innovation and executes all aspects of design and development, from conception through production.
Design Interns work collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams and with our clients. Being a designer at IDEO means you do a lot of listening, observing, brainstorming and iterating with a group of people with backgrounds very different than yours. This diversity of thought and approach results in breakthrough ideas that lead to innovative outcomes.
IDEO's human-centered design process involves careful observations of people; gathering insights from those observations and other creative perspectives; exploring and defining design opportunities; helping to define strategy; creating tangible design expressions, and communicating the essence of these ideas.
The ideal candidate has strong visualization and prototyping skills in addition to being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work across a range of projects, from product interaction to software tools and native mobile or responsive web applications. Prototyping and production skills are essential, as well as a passion for design and a point of view about your work. Please indicate your specific roles and contributions for each project submitted as part of the portfolio.
FloodHelpNY: A platform for engaging and informing New York City homeowners about how they can protect their home and finances from flooding
A Digital Literacy App for Young Learners: Designing an adaptive, game-based experience for classrooms in Brazil
GE Healthcare: To optimize the effectiveness of their CT scanner, GE Healthcare hired IDEO to redesign the console user interface to help both junior and senior technicians work efficiently without sacrificing safety or efficacy
A New Way to Vote for the People of Los Angeles: An intuitive, accessible voting experience and ballot machine for every type of voter
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We will be accepting applications from Friday, February 7th through Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 until 12pm PST. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples or link to your website.
What you can expect from the process: We will be reviewing applications in early March and will notify candidates if they are moving forward in the process at that time. Candidates who advance to a first-round interview will have a 30-minute conversation with an IDEOer about their experience and a mix of a portfolio and skills share. Candidates who advance to the second round will have a more robust portfolio share and skills interview. The 2nd round may have more than one stage and may vary slightly by location. Internship offers will be extended in early April 2020. Internships are approximately 3, 6 or 12 months in length, start and end dates may vary based on location.
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.