Senior Design Strategist

Recruiter
Location
England, Warwickshire
Salary
£50000.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted
07 August 2017
Closes
04 September 2017
Ref
BBBH28997
Contact
Darren Bell
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Senior Design Strategist / Warwick / £50k (Negotiable) / Permanent

Skills: Design Research, Design strategy, User research, Ethnography, Workshops, Anthropology

THE COMPANY

An award winning Product Design Consultancy based in the heart of Warwickshire is looking to hire a new Senior Design Strategist. This is a well establish and industry leading studio with a portfolio that spans across over 50 years of design and development in many sectors such as Medical, FMCG, Consumer Products and Transport. They are in need of a talented design researcher or design strategist who possesses strong customer affinity and user empathy, thrives on working in multi-disciplinary teams and has a passion for field / ethnographic research, data analysis and insights translation. The Design Researcher will take a leading role in the Research team, and will work closely with other design researchers, strategists, ergonomists, designers and engineers.

THE SENIOR DESIGN STRATEGIST JOB

  • Involved in the designing and planning of research projects from conception to execution.
  • Conduct requirements gathering tasks such as stakeholder interviews, observations, contextual inquiries, user interviews, workshops, and other methods.
  • Work on research projects from front end strategic planning work to detailed validation exercises.
  • Translate data into insights, frameworks and expressions of human needs.
  • Help create compelling presentations and design/product recommendations.
  • Develop and experiment with new research methods
  • Spend time travelling.
  • Experience of applying qualitative design research methodologies on live client projects.
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently and across disciplines on multiple projects.
  • Passion for user experience, and an advocate for the user.
  • Personable/ able to relax clients/consumers and get the most from a field visit.
  • Flexible working style with the ability to work both independently and as a team member.



ABOUT THE SENIOR DESIGN STRATEGIST

  • At least five years' experience conducting research within a product development context.
  • Degree or equivalent in design research, design strategy, design, human factors, cognitive science, usability, anthropology, engineering, or equivalent field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Can demonstrate experience with project examples.

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