Senior Design Strategist

Recruiter
Location
England, Warwickshire
Salary
£50000.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
04 Sep 2017
Ref
BBBH28997
Contact
Darren Bell
Contract Types
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Other, Product
Job Functions
Designer, Other, Strategy


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.