Senior Design Thinker - User Centered Design
Would you like to be at the heart of developing innovative and transformative ideas? Are you interested in being part of a team that identifies how space technology can address UK and global societal challenges? If so, you may be who we're looking for!
The purpose of the company is to support UK industry by accelerating the growth of satellite applications and to contribute to capturing a 10% share of the global space market predicted by 2030.
They are currently seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Design Thinker to work with technical specialists, business experts, and end-users, blazing the trail in the space industry with a needs-driven rather than technology-pushed approach to application development. This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. It requires demonstrable experience in service design or related areas. They have a hybrid working policy with their principal offices in Harwell Oxfordshire.
Support and lead design research and service design projects.
Design and facilitate creative workshops bringing together multiple stakeholders
Capture user requirements, carry out synthesis and analysis and translate them into design specifications
Work with stakeholders to develop and evaluate concepts based on user requirements.
Help manage internal and stakeholder engagement, e.g. liaising with project managers, data analysts, business analysts and end user-communities.
Develop and contribute to the User-centred Design teams' tools and processes.
Skills & Experience required:
You have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following design related areas:
Design, design research, service design, interaction design, user experience, human factors, ergonomics, industrial design.
You have experience in planning and delivering design research and service design projects.
You can comfortably express yourself and your ideas with your preferred tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud, Miro).
You can explain why understanding need is essential to creating a sustainable solution, where sustainable doesn't just mean green.
You know what User-centred Design and Design Thinking means and have experience using them.
You are self-driven, organised, and able to motivate others.
You can work with a range of internal and external stakeholders e.g., project managers, data analysts, business analysts and end user communities.
You are confident to design and facilitate creative workshops bringing together multiple stakeholders.
Nice to have:
You have worked with technical teams to deliver digital service projects from inception to delivery.
You are entrepreneurial and either understand or are keen to learn how to create a sustainable business case.
You prototype as proof of concept, work visually as much as possible.
You have experience with using tools like Axure, AdobeXD, and Sketch for prototyping and UI design
Hybrid working. Company benefits included, details on Application.