UX Sr. Interaction Designer

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UX Sr. Interaction Designer
Allen Park
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
We are looking for a Senior Interaction Designer to join us in designing future interactions and experiences for our global customers. As an Interaction Designer, you will apply your passion and expertise to understand our customers, envision future experiences as part of a senior multi-disciplinary team, and lead the design of new interaction examples in and around vehicles in new transport business scenarios.

  • Participate in visioning and concepting exercises; sketch and demonstrate interaction models, design interaction systems and solutions in and around the vehicle (includes digital and physical, connectivity, intelligent systems, and mobility.)
  • Contribute to overall experience strategy and vision, develop scenarios, interaction models, user flows and wireframes.
  • Contribute to tools, processes, best practices and templates/frameworks for interaction design community and UX team.
  • Deliver high-quality interaction models, concepts and designs.
  • Share trends, strategic perspectives, concepts with the Global UX team and key work partners to further develop consumer-centered strategies that align with Ford’s vision, goals, vehicles, services and markets.

  • Experience with human centered design.
  • Expertise with interaction design processes, tools, and best practices.
  • Experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across all aspects of UX design processes.
  • Creative problem solving and strong communication skills.
  • Strong self-direction and sense of responsibility; exhibiting a high-level of professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and speaking capabilities
  • Expert knowledge and experience using a variety of wire-framing and prototyping tools.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office apps.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years leadership experience in leading projects or small team in product specification(s)
  • 2 years / 2+ projects experience building interactive software models.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), social science, computer science or design, preferred
  • Proven track record of delivering quality design work in dynamic, diverse, fast paced environments across multiple projects on schedule
  • Experience contributing to user research processes (contextual inquiry, participatory design, concept testing, usability testing, etc.)
  • High energy and passion for understanding current consumer technology trends and interaction paradigms
  • Happiest in designing and thinking ‘out-of-the-box’ scenarios
  • Portfolio or samples demonstrating work examples is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in taking lead with ill-form projects to initiate product definitions
  • Proficient with a variety of wire-framing and prototyping tools
  • Knowledge of CSS/HTML for Web prototyping

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.

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you would expect from a diverse global leader.

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; TN visa holders may be considered.

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. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.