Creative Technologist at IDEO


Job Description

We are looking for someone who has an eye for design and a passion for interactivity; someone who is skilled in various programming languages and styles and likes to learn new processes and technologies; someone who ultimately wants to create beautiful and compelling interactive experiences.  Working here means you’ll get to tackle the design process as a whole, and become intimately involved in research and client relationships. We need people with who can apply their unique creative expertise to designs for small screens, big screens, devices, and spaces. If you’re a creative thinker with a passion for pixels, have a knack for crafting compelling stories, possess the technical depth to acknowledge constraints, but thrive on experimentation, we should talk.

Desired Skills & Experience

Tools:

  • Comfortable with some of the following: Processing, OpenFrameworks, Cinder, C++, Java / Objective C
  • Comfortable with web languages, both client and sever side
  • Rapid prototyping skills through various environments
  • Eye for design
  • Constantly learning new things / processes

Extras:

  • AS3 and Flash
  • Mobile development : Android / iOS
  • Arduino, physical computing and other electronic hacking skills
  • Computer Vision (OpenCV)

Education & Experience: BA in Interaction Design, Software Development or professional equivalent. 3-5 years of professional experience.

Company Description

IDEO* has roots dating back to 1978. Today, IDEO is an award-winning global design and innovation consultancy. We create positive impact through design by taking a human-centered approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate, grow, and bring to market new ideas.

+ We partner with leaders and change agents to identify new market opportunities, add value, and solve meaningful problems.

+ We design and launch innovative products, services, ventures, and brands by combining business acumen with human-centered market insights.

+ We help organizations to build the capabilities required to sustain innovation.

*Pronounced “EYE-dee-oh”

Additional Information

Posted:

February 7, 2013

Type:

Full-time

Experience:

Mid-Senior level

Functions:

Design 

Industries:

Design 

Job ID:

4598074 

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for someone who has an eye for design and a passion for interactivity; someone who is skilled in various programming languages and styles and likes to learn new processes and technologies; someone who ultimately wants to create beautiful and compelling interactive experiences. Working here means you’ll get to tackle the design process as a whole, and become intimately involved in research and client relationships. We need people with who can apply their unique creative expertise to designs for small screens, big screens, devices, and spaces. If you’re a creative thinker with a passion for pixels, have a knack for crafting compelling stories, possess the technical depth to acknowledge constraints, but thrive on experimentation, we should talk.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • User Centered Perspective: First and foremost you are a great human-centered designer. Your designs are always grounded in some insight(s) about people and you’ve applied your skills to real world problems.
  • Passion for visual design: You have a demonstrated ability to compose visually stunning, cutting edge concepts on a wide range of projects. You evangelize best practices while pushing boundaries to explore new territory.
  • Team skills: You work best in a participatory, team-based environment. You inspire teams through collaboration as well as direction, vision, and planning of visual deliverables. You understand how digital designs fit into a broader picture of brand and product design.
  • Prototyping skills: You achieve success through deliberate trial and error. You can prototype at different levels of fidelity and speed; from quick sketches on a post-it to high fidelity interactive experiences.
  • Production skills: You should feel comfortable throughout all phases of a project, from translating verbal ideas into visual concepts, through design development and refinement, to creating production-ready websites.
  • Communication skills: You have strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills. You know how to craft the story of your design to make it relevant to any audience. You can communicate the intricacy of a UX design to your mom and have her get it.
  • Consulting chops: You understand the interplay between the design ideal and the practical needs of your client’s business, and can dial in just the right amount of each.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED

Tools:

  • Comfortable with some of the following: Processing, OpenFrameworks, Cinder, C++, Java / Objective C
  • Comfortable with web languages, both client and sever side
  • Rapid prototyping skills through various environments
  • Eye for design
  • Constantly learning new things / processes


Extras:

  • AS3 and Flash
  • Mobile development : Android / iOS
  • Arduino, physical computing and other electronic hacking skills
  • Computer Vision (OpenCV)

Education & Experience: BA in Interaction Design, Software Development or professional equivalent. 3-5 years of professional experience.

If you’re still with us, we’d love to hear from you. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and of course send us a link to your work (resume, portfolio). For extra credit, send us an example of something you find inspiring such as a link to a Pinterest board or photos in a pdf.

HELPFUL TIPS

The Online Application Process:

  • Please submit your cover letter, resume, portfolio and/or additional materials as a “Resume Attachment” in the resume attachment section which is located in the Career Center of your application page.
  • Attachments must be formatted as an Adobe "text based" PDF, PowerPoint, or Word document.
  • If you skip the cover letter section at the start of the application form, please attach your cover letter as a resume attachment per the instructions above.
  • Create a profile at OpenIDEO.com to explore how we work and for us to get to you know you better. You'll find a space in the IDEO application form to enter your OpenIDEO username.
  • Additional tips can be found in our Careers FAQ.


Equal Opportunity Employer: 
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.