job posting Design Researcher/Interaction Designer

11 Jan 2006 - 3:27pm
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Michele Marut

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Design Researcher/Interaction Designer


Description Respironics is seeking an exceptional Design Researcher/
Interaction Designer to join our newly formed design team.

This individual will play a key role in developing human-centered design
and innovation within Respironics. The focus of the work will be on
understanding, developing and delivering compelling product solutions
and experiences. To this end this individual will be fluent in approach
and the necessary tools that can demonstrate their ability to understand
the people that use our products, their patterns of behavior and the
context in which they interact.

We would like to hear from individuals with proven and demonstrable
commitment to discovering, interpreting and communicating design insight
and opportunities, and in contributing to all phases of the design
process both tactical and strategic.

This is a rare opportunity to be pivotal in building a design language
that communicates a considered and meaningful experience with the users
of our products and services. If you have the ability to capture the
essence of this relationship and translate it into world class
innovative products, interfaces and experiences we want to hear from

Outcomes: The successful candidate will:

Be able to work independently as a Design Researcher/Interaction
Designer on multidisciplinary product development teams to take concepts
from concept through production.

Thrive in a fast paced, team oriented, new product development

Contribute to defining Respironics design strategies and design

Research and develop designs for new physical and digital interaction
approaches and technologies that can be used for prototyping and testing

Research, identify, analyze and communicate an understanding of the user
in varying markets and use appropriate tools such as scenario and
persona development to communicate and utilize this research.

Work with other members of the design team to initiate design research
led projects that address potential future ways using products.

Assist team in establishing and refining product, program and Brand

Position Requirements Behaviors: The successful candidate will

A passion and knowledge of their field of expertise that can motivate
and steer others within the project team.

A commitment to the successful application of their knowledge, skills,
principles and practices.

The willingness and ability to work towards the constant improvement and
direction of the group through process, methods and tool development and

Continue to add new knowledge for personal and organizational growth.

Proactively share knowledge with others

A positive team-member, who listens to other opinions, accepts and uses
suggestions for improvement and contributes to the overall team effort.

Ability to flex assignments in order to meet group objectives and

Ability to concurrently handle multiple project assignments.

Conflict management, timely decision making, listening skills, self
motivation, and perseverance are all requirements of this position.

Growth: The successful candidate will:

Assume the responsibility of developing their career growth path with
assistance from their manager.

Take accountability to execute their personal development plan to grow
within current role and prepare for future roles.

4 - 6 years of relevant work experience.

Demonstrable research tools and methods.

Strong scenario/persona development capabilities.

Strong understanding of digital technologies.

Digital Interface Prototyping capabilities an advantage but not

Educational Requirements BA or MA in product design, multi-media design,
interaction design, psychology, human factors, ergonomics, cognitive
science or related degree.




Special Competencies

Interpersonal Savvy, Well Developed Written and Verbal Communications
Skills, Time Management, Organizing, Technical Knowledge, Perseverance

Physical Requirements

This position functions in an office and operations environment and
requires fine manipulation and simple grasping in order to utilize the
computer and other standard office equipment such as telephone, fax
machines, copiers, etc. Ability to travel.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

Shift -not applicable-

Hours per week

Division Homecare Division

Internal Department

Remote Location

Location Murrysville, PA

About the Organization Respironics, a recognized resource in the medical
device market, provides innovative products and unique programs to
health care providers while helping them to grow and manage their
business efficiently. The company's focus is on home care, hospital and
international markets providing programs that manage sleep disordered
breathing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, infant care,
congestive heart failure and restrictive lung disorders. Globally
positioned, the company employs nearly 3,700 individuals worldwide and
has manufacturing facilities in several domestic and international
markets. EEO/AA


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