2018 - Interaction Design Intern, Greenfield Labs

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2018 - Interaction Design Intern, Greenfield Labs
Greenfield Labs

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Position Overview

As part of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, Greenfield Labs mission is to bring humanity to mobility, to apply human-centered design thinking that creates breakthrough mobility solutions. We believe that by deeply understanding how people interact with transportation today, we can design all-new mobility solutions that progress the human journey and positively impact urban transport systems.

Greenfield Labs is a unique creative environment - a place where you have the opportunity to explore complex mobility challenges and develop solutions that delight users and city stakeholders. You will work alongside thoughtful and passionate individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy and optimism. The lab often gets busy, and we do work hard, but we also make time for sharing, reflection, and connection. We respect work-life balance, encourage personal growth and learning, and gladly mentor your career hopes and goals. You will be considered and expected to participate as a member of the Lab, and the work you contribute will have concrete, meaningful impact.

We are searching for an exceptional Interaction Design Intern to join us in our mission.

Position Responsibilities

You Are
Someone who is passionate about human-centered design, and has a desire to apply these principles to an emergent, global need (as well as influence your own development). You’re looking for an internship where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across multiple design functions, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You aren’t afraid of ambiguity or getting your hands dirty.

You will have an opportunity to…

  • Be passionate about transforming mobility by applying exceptional design
  • Work on challenging projects across a variety of mobility opportunities
  • Contribute to a cross-functional team with design disciplines including; research software, product and communication to develop compelling mobility solutions
  • Create prototypes that help teams identify user value and capture key learnings
  • Design digital and physical mobility experiences with the end user in mind

Your Experience and Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of a relevant user experience design/HCI program (either graduate or undergraduate)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Core interaction design principles and skills including concept sketching, interaction models, wireframing, information architecture, and flow mapping
  • Passion for human-centered design particularly as applied to web-based applications, services, and experiences
  • Interested in mobility and transport; the art and science of moving people and goods seamlessly, safely, and sustainably
  • Comfortable with design software for wireframing and prototyping (Sketch, Illustrator, InVision, Axure, etc), with an ability to come up to speed with new emerging technologies quickly
  • Experience with design research, coding, and video production a plus
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Passionate, detail oriented, hard working, self motivated, and proactive
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work both on a team and independently
  • A passion for creating products that resonate with people and create value

At least three work samples will be requested - online portfolio preferred.

The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.