We currently have a vacancy for an Interaction Designer to work in our Automotive OEM Gothenburg, Sweden based design studio. As an Interaction Concept Designer, you will play a key role in creating products that are not only visually appealing but also prioritize the interaction with the user and usability at every step of the design process.
You will challenge the way our users interact with and use the car through digi-physical or physical touchpoints along a user journey. You will apply systems thinking to information and experience design to find new ways to engage both the driver and passengers within the vehicle environment.
You will participate throughout the entire design process, from inspiration and research to building prototypes and communicating the vision for in-car digi-physical experiences. Together with a team, you will contribute to the development, evaluation and documentation of novel physical or digi-physical interaction concepts in the interior or exterior.
You will design and test new solutions through experiments and prototypes at varying levels of fidelity from visual storytelling, wireframing, click-through prototypes and animations to functional interactive prototypes.
You will systematically ensure that concepts are coherent, satisfy user needs and expectations, understand user pain points as well as meeting safety and regulatory requirements, and minimize driver distraction.
To create new opportunities, you will explore and identify focus areas for user research, selecting appropriate research methodologies, and synthesize user research results into actionable insights for iterative concept development.
Skills & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Interaction design, human factors, human computer interaction, or related field.
We are looking after the combination of these disciplines.
Understanding of prototyping HW such as Arduino & Raspberry Pi
Minimum 3 years of experience designing across multiple platforms
Experience of collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of designers, researchers, engineers,
strategists and product managers throughout the design process
Experience of building mockups and prototypes, from digital to tangible proof of concept
Diverse portfolio highlighting projects that demonstrate experience in crafting digital or physical user
interfaces with a wide range of interaction models
Fluent in English, spoken and written
Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro and 3D software – Blender, VRed
Prior experience in developing interfaces to meet safety / driver distraction standards
Understanding of web development languages
Physical prototyping experience in 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, sewing, electrical
Art skills and techniques used in sound design, storytelling, graphic design, light design
Master’s degree in Interaction design, human factors, human computer interaction or related fieldAble to drive concepts and ideas forward
A creative problem solver with a passion to work on a complex challenges
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Structured, methodical, and analytical with good planning skills.
Motivated, flexible, and able to work under constrained time schedules
This vacancy is a contract based role – initially on a 6 month time frame – with scope to increase into a rolling term.