JOB: Sr. Human Factors/Interaction Designer, on Lake Michigan, within 90 minutes of Chicago, Recruiter, Full time

17 Sep 2007 - 12:41pm
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Lim, Nam Ee
2006

Job #: 4086
Title: Senior Human Factors/Interaction Designer
Location: on Lake Michigan, within 90 minutes of Chicago
Compensation: competitive base and potentially very generous bonus, plus
excellent large company benefits

Design is at the heart of our client Whirlpool Corporation, a global
consumer products company driven by innovation and design in their quest
to help people manage and enjoy their lives by providing products that
appeal to both their hearts and minds. They are searching for a Senior
Human Factors/Interaction Designer to join their burgeoning Interaction
Design team.

Whirlpool is developing an entirely new User Interface and Experience
strategy. They need a Human Factors/Interaction Designer who would be
excited to seize the opportunity to bring innovation to a product
category, which is at a cross-roads and which is hungry to take
advantage of rich new media for its next generation of UI. He/she will
deliver new user experiences to the entirety of Whirlpool's family of
home appliances - in all categories and across their multitude of brands
- and will partner with multi-disciplinary teams of world-class product
designers, software engineers, category engineers, and new media/visual
designers, as well as external, strategic partners, to create user
experiences that standout in the marketplace.

Responsibilities include:

* Creating, developing and implementing user interaction design
* Modeling the user-centered design process throughout the product
development process
* Planning, developing and executing project plans, based on
user-centered design principles and accepted product development
processes.
* Creating interaction design concepts and roadmaps for regions
and brands
* Conducting human factors and usability studies at the
appropriate times during product development
* Managing project resources to deliver exceptional results
against agreed to plans and timelines
* Collaborating with other human factors and interaction design
professionals to develop and grow a world-class organization

Requirements:

Balance of skills

* Outstanding user interaction design talent, demonstrated through
a superior portfolio
* Systems thinking
* Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
* Strong project planning skills, including proposals, work
breakdown schedules, resource planning, and project reviews
* Demonstrated skill applying user-centered design practices,
e.g., ethnography, user needs analysis, participatory design and
usability testing
* Ability to create and prototype designs using popular
interaction design tools

Relevant experience/expertise

* Expertise in hard product design, particularly consumer
handheld products, would be ideal. Very willing to consider medical
and/or governmental/industrial products and systems, as well as rich
media-driven software and web experience, coupled with a passion for or
interest in developing UI for physical product

* Experience working in accordance with rigorous product
development processes

Winning attributes

* Passion for professional discovery and growth

* Driven to deliver business results through professional
leadership

* Relish working in an inclusive community with interdisciplinary
teams

* Ability to embody Whirlpool core values of respect, integrity,
diversity and teamwork

Criteria:

* 4+ years of industry experience
* Graduate degree in Human Factors, Interaction Design, Psychology
or a related discipline is preferred.

Whirlpool's centralized design organization, Global Consumer Design
(GCD), is an internationally acclaimed, cross-functional, multi-regional
organization that is business focused and that believes in the
demonstrable value of design and in the social responsibility of
designers. They are renowned for their rigorous, customer-centric design
process, which has transformed their company into the #1 global company
in their industry. Throughout their 90+ years of history, they have
generated the most well-known and well-respected portfolio of brands.

Unlimited career prospects; Whirlpool encourages employees to map their
future. They are committed to the growth of their designers and offer
opportunities for development regionally and internationally.

Email resume (Word or PDF preferred. No JPEGs.) and work samples (PDF or
PowerPoint less than 3MB) to nlim at ritasue.com, with job #4086 in the
subject line.

Nicky Lim

Associate

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