Design Lead, Interaction Design
Design Lead, Interaction Design
Shape living for the better. At global scale.
For us going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. By staying humble and open to new ideas we can push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.
In this design leadership role you will be responsible for defining and crafting an overall Connected Appliance UX Design direction across the many different products we design and manufacture. Your responsibilities will span across many aspects of UX Design; including, but not limited to: information architecture, interaction, motion, usability, visual, sound, and prototyping.
In this role you will have a focus on next generation user interfaces for physical products, so experience within consumer electronics, physical controls, ergonomics, and digital/physical systems is highly desired.
You will work closely with product management, marketing, engineering, a local and global design team, and executive leadership to bring novel new consumer experiences from concept to launch. You will act as a thought leader in the North American Connected Appliance space and mentor a team of passionate and thoughtful designers.
Lead Interaction Designers work hand-in-hand with other members of product, marketing, design, and technology teams to bring intuitive products to life. They look for opportunities to connect the dots across product teams and identify key dependencies. Your core mission is to work across different connected products to surface use cases and reduce user friction, while utilizing ubiquitous connectivity and cloud computing as design materials for a new era of modern living.
- Facilitate development and implementation of research, analysis methodology and tools related to each project and promote planning, implementation and analysis of the assigned project regarding its requirement, functions, market, trend, users and etc.
-Define and manage UX (User Experience) core principles and concepts for UI design using derived insights and analysis that provides meaningful values to target users and the company.
-Manage and oversee as to ensure that commercial output; e.g., information architecture, workflow, content and layout are materialized within the given timeline and resources by carrying out detailed scenarios created on the UX core principles and concept.
-Plan, execute, and oversee the continuous improvement plan that incorporates KPIs with design improvements
Contribute to, and effectively utilize, our internal design system
-You work in, and encourage, cross-collaboration leveraging diversity and open feedback
-You are good at communicating concepts, design and ideas to stakeholders at all levels, in different shapes depending on the context
-You have previously demonstrated time management, communication and prioritization skills
-You understand and react to change and are capable to adapt to business and organizational needs
-You are a systems thinker by nature with an ability to zoom in and out as necessary
As a person you:
-Act with integrity, honesty and morale
-Bring a growth mindset
-Are a strong internal and external communicator
-Are a true team player
-Are creative and meticulous
-7+ years of experience within a consumer electronics company or design agency
-Ability to strategically solve complex design problems.
-Expertise in user-centered design process and user research techniques.
-Experience estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set customer expectations.
-Strong presentation and communication skills.
-Ability to lead workshops to gather requirements and feedback on deliverables.
-Collaboration: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
-Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics
-Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
-Ability present to executive-level, senior stakeholders and partners as required.
Desired Design Skills:
-Solid skills using Adobe Design Suite, and other design tools in Mac and PC environments. Experience prototyping tangible computing interactions.
-Experience with design project oversight through the entire project lifecycle - including managing multi-phase/multidimensional/ multi-resource projects to conclusion while maintaining high customer satisfaction.
-Ability to design digital and physical user interfaces within technical constraints while leveraging and maximizing technical features
-Experience with all stages of product development - concept, prototyping, design iterations, production, QA, go-to-market, and continuous development.
-Cross-platform experience - desktop, tablet, consumer electronics, and mobile. A strong portfolio is critical for this role, both in terms of demonstrating your experience and as an example of your ability to create a compelling design presentation.
-Stakeholder Management: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
-Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
-Work samples that show both strong interaction and visual design proficiency.
-Your portfolio should showcase your experience in UX and interaction design, particularly where simplicity and ease of use were a major concern. We would like to see a diversity of projects and a solid collection of outcomes and deliverables (flows, mockups, and prototypes), with demonstrations of the design and thought process behind each project.