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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

IDEO Cambridge, MA

Company
IDEO
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
259097
AJE Ref #
576214249
Location
Cambridge, MA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Temporary

JOB DESCRIPTION

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ROLE SUMMARY:

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.

The ideal candidate has strong visualization and prototyping skills in addition to being comfortable working within multidisciplinary teams.

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.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work across a range of projects, from product interaction to software tools and applications to the web. Prototyping and production skills are essential, as well as a passion for design and a point of view about your work.

When submitting your work samples/portfolio, please indicate your specific role(s) and contributions for each project presented.

ALL INTERN CANDIDATES MUST:

* Be passionate about their craft/area of specialization

* Demonstrate a clear; point-of-view; relating to their design

* Play nicely with others (IDEO is a very team-oriented culture)

* Be self-directed toward excellent work outcomes

TECHNICAL SKILLS DESIRED:

Candidate applications must demonstrate a strong portfolio of interactive work (either professional or student work). This portfolio should demonstrate proficiency with some or all of the following skills:

* Information Architecture

* Concept Model Design

* Visual UI Development

* Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design

* Digital prototyping across a variety of screen types

POP QUIZ:

What is your superpower* How would your superpower help you contribute to design at IDEO*

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, answer to the above question and relevant work samples. This internship will last 3-6 months.