Careers | IDEO

IDEO helps companies innovate. We design products, services, environments, and digital experiences for organizations seeking new ways to provide value for their customers. IDEO creates visible and tangible strategies for innovation and executes all aspects of design and development, from conception through production.

IDEO is looking for a business-savvy design thinker to join as an intern in the Shanghai location this summer. This generative role requires a unique blend of real-world experience and theory, entrepreneurial zeal and boardroom polish.

Design Interns work collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly within interdisciplinary teams and with our clients. IDEO’s human-centered design process involves careful observations of people; gathering insights from those observations and other creative perspectives; exploring and defining design opportunities; helping to define strategy; creating tangible design expressions; and communicating the essence of these ideas. Being a designer at IDEO means you do a lot of listening, observing, brainstorming and iterating with a group of people with backgrounds very different than yours. This diversity of thought and approach results in breakthrough ideas that lead to innovative outcomes.

Important notes:

Although business school is not a requirement for this position, MBA students in their first year are highly encouraged to apply Internships last between 6 to 8 weeks, beginning in June 2014 Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is essential

In addition to business insight, experience and acumen, this role requires:

The ability to play nicely with others and work in multidisciplinary teams Outstanding verbal and written communication skills The ability to work in an ambiguous and dynamic environment and be comfortable with non-hierarchical organizations A minimum of 2-4 years of industry experience

About IDEO

IDEO is an internationally renowned innovation and design firm that uses a human-centered approach in design to help organizations create products, brands, services, environments and strategies. We help our clients identify new directions and offerings by designing for people’s latent needs, behaviors, and desires. As social issues enter the mind of the 21st century society, IDEO is integrating themes such as sustainability and social responsibility into our designs. A partial client list include: Eli Lilly, Hewlett Packard (HP), Intel, Marriott, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Nestle, Nissan, Nokia, Pepsico, Samsung, and SAP.

IDEO consists of design thinking experts in the disciplines of design, engineering, social science, and business strategy. Our strength in innovation stems from our unique culture based on collaboration, diversity, curiosity, openness to ideas, and empathy that defines each of our ten locations: San Francisco, Palo Alto, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, London, and Munich. Since 2005, the Boston Consulting Group has identified IDEO as one of the most innovative companies in the world, and a survey conducted by IMD, Egon Zehnder, and Fast Company placed IDEO fifth on a list of the most admired US innovators. Beginning in 1991, IDEO topped BusinessWeek’s list of design award winners for fourteen years straight. Other awards include nineteen Red Dot awards and more than fifteen iF Hanover awards.

To Apply

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