JOB :: Senior UX/IX :: Southwest Michigan :: Whirlpool :: Full-Time

12 Jun 2009 - 8:02am
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Brandon Satanek
2008

Senior User Experience / Interaction Designer-A14Q6

DESCRIPTION
A Senior User Experience/Interaction Designer is responsible for
creating the consumer experience for the next generation of home
appliances. They will help lead efforts to understand emerging
trends, seek out real-life insights, conceive user interface design
solutions, and assure uncompromising usability. The work environment
fosters a culture of curiosity, creativity, diversity, craftsmanship,
innovative problem-solving, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Strong portfolio of user interaction design work with 3+ years of
experience in product design and user interface design of consumer
electronics.
- Skilled in applying user-centered design practices, e.g.,
ethnography, user needs analysis, participatory design, and usability
testing.
- Skilled in creating information architecture and prototyping user
interface designs using popular interaction design tools.
- Experience successfully executing interaction design projects in
accordance with phases and gates product development processes.
- Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
- Graduate degree in Human Factors, Interaction Design, Psychology, or
a related discipline preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Create user interaction designs for Whirlpool home appliance
products and services that stand out in the marketplace.
- Develop, conduct, and analyze usability studies; providing input and
actionable recommendations to fellow designers at all stages of
product development.
- Model user-centered design principles within the product development
processes.
- Collaborate with other human factors, interaction design, and
usability specialists in nurturing a world-class organization.
- Collaborate with brand studios and strategic partners to define
roadmaps for user experience design and technology application.
- Model Whirlpool core values of respect, integrity, diversity, and teamwork.

ABOUT WHIRLPOOL
Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of
home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool,
Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and
other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world.

Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products
to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one
of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine
and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation
was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The
Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20
Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.

Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership
position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our
strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our
trade customer and end consumers around the globe.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a User Experience
or Interaction Designer opening in the Global Consumer Design
Organization. These headquarters in Benton Harbor and its twin city
St. Joseph are situated in Michigan's great southwest along the sandy
shores of Lake Michigan. The region boasts unique shopping, quaint
cafes, fine dining, art galleries, festivals, and beautiful views of
the lake. The bucolic countryside of wine vineyards, orchards,
beaches, and forests offers cyclists, campers, golfers, swimmers,
skiers, and snowmobilers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons. Many of the
area schools are ranked at the top for state testing scores. Residents
also enjoy the museums, sports, shopping, and nightlife of nearby
Chicago.

APPLY
Visit www.whirlpoolcareers.com
apply/search for job number A14Q6

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11 Nov 2009 - 2:39pm
Brandon Satanek
2008

Senior User Experience / Interaction Designer-A14Q6

JOB DESCRIPTION:
An outstanding career opportunity exists at Whirlpool Corporation in
the Global Consumer Design organization. A Senior User
Experience/Interaction Designer is responsible for creating the
consumer experience for the next generation of home appliances. They
will help lead efforts to understand emerging trends, seek out
real-life insights, conceive user interface design solutions, and
assure uncompromising usability. The work environment fosters a
culture of curiosity, creativity, diversity, craftsmanship,
innovative problem-solving, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Create user interaction designs for Whirlpool home appliance
products and services that stand out in the marketplace.
• Develop, conduct, and analyze usability studies; providing input
and actionable recommendations to fellow designers at all stages of
product development.
• Model user-centered design principles within the product
development processes.
• Collaborate with other human factors, interaction design, and
usability specialists in nurturing a world-class organization.
• Collaborate with brand studios and strategic partners to define
roadmaps for user experience design and technology application.
• Model Whirlpool core values of respect, integrity, diversity, and
teamwork.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong portfolio of user interaction design work with 3+ years of
experience in product design and user interface design of consumer
electronics.
• Skilled in applying user-centered design practices, e.g.,
ethnography, user needs analysis, participatory design, and usability
testing.
• Skilled in creating information architecture and prototyping user
interface designs using popular interaction design tools.
• Experience successfully executing interaction design projects in
accordance with phases and gates product development processes.
• Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
• Graduate degree in Human Factors, Interaction Design, Psychology,
or a related discipline preferred.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Whirlpool Corporation is the global leader in design and
manufacturing of major home appliances. Annual sales exceed $19B.
Whirlpool employs 80,000 people in more than 60 manufacturing and
technology research centers worldwide. The company markets Whirlpool,
Maytag, Kitchen Aid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Gladiator,
and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country.

Benton Harbor and its twin city St. Joseph are situated in
Michigan's great southwest along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan.
The region boasts unique shopping, quaint cafes, fine dining, art
galleries, festivals, and beautiful views of the lake. The bucolic
countryside of wine vineyards, orchards, beaches, and forests offers
cyclists, campers, golfers, swimmers, skiers, and snowmobilers
outdoor enjoyment in all seasons. Many of the area schools are ranked
at the top for state testing scores. Residents also enjoy the museums,
sports, shopping, and nightlife of nearby Chicago.

HOW TO APPLY:
Visit www.whirlpoolcareers.com
Search for positions in User Experience or job number A14Q6

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