You contribute to development and research projects, with responsibility for implementation of design thinking and the quality of design deliverables. You add value to the Philips brand through the creation of great user experiences.
At Philips Design we believe that good design is about creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier, all of this without destroying the world in which we live. The Philips global creative force of some 450 professionals is located in our Design studios in Europe, North America and Asia.
At Philips Healthcare we simplify healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, we aim to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system. Philips delivers advanced solutions for both health professionals, to meet the needs of patients, and empowered patients for affordable healthcare whether in hospital or at home.
As Interaction Design Consultant you are responsible for development of the design ideas in the project from basic product concepts through to fully worked out design solutions. You work as part of a global multi-disciplinary team to stimulate the creative process with new ideas and input. You contribute to the outcome by advising other project members on how best to solve the client's problem. You are responsible for guiding the creation of models and for the assessment of these models.
We are looking for
Analytical conceptual skills:
You use appropriate and effective analytical and conceptual skills to increase domain knowledge and to create meaningful and innovative solutions.
Analyze required information to form a relevant understanding of context (domain, business, market, emerging contexts, related trends, target groups, etc.) and define and articulate relevant insights.
Create and manage surprising and relevant scenarios/ themes/ concepts that explore potential or articulate a proposition, based on contextual understanding.
Visual design skills:
You use appropriate and effective visual design skills to articulate simplicity across products and though interaction interface, supporting business needs and increasing user satisfaction.
Develop and use appropriate visualization skills (sketching, prototyping and specification) to define and communicate product and interaction concepts.
Create effective and appropriate visual languages by understanding the meaning and effect of these on the brand, audience, market and culture.
Functional design skills:
You use appropriate and effective functional design skills to articulate simplicity through function, interaction and development - supporting business needs and increasing user satisfaction.
Apply and define (general) interface and interaction principles. Define and develop general usability principles.
Understand and challenge technology, constraints, development tools and methods (e.g. WPF, Silverlight, HTML5). You are aware of the latest technology trends.
Create information architectures, application flows (flowcharts) and functional designs for application screens (wireframes).
Communicating influencing skills
You use appropriate and effective communicating influencing skills to build relationships with teams and key decision makers and achieve the best solutions.
Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at an individual and group level. Direct team members and suppliers and choose the right communication style or influencing tools.
Build relationships and appropriately influence relevant internal teams and direct business contacts. Develop stakeholder relationships and build networks to achieve short- and long-term goals.
Call to Action / Contact
have a Bachelor or Master degree in product/ interaction design
have 3+ years' relevant experience in interaction design
are recognized for your expertise and talent in interaction design and for your specific competency knowledge and capability.
have a good understanding of development processes
may have won award(s) or hold IP
have a strong aesthetic and visual sensitivity.
are passionate about healthcare products
Find out more info about Philips at www.philips.com/na/careers.