JOB :: Senior User Experience / Interaction Designer :: Southwest MI :: Whirlpool :: Full-Time

13 Jan 2010 - 9:00pm
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Brandon Satanek
2008

Looking for a way to make a difference in the daily lives of millions
of people? Would you like to influence the next generation of
products used by your friends and family? Join the Global Consumer
Design department at Whirlpool!

We craft the user experience on everything from a high-end oven with
an interactive seven-inch touch LCD
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and highly desired stand mixer
(http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/product/KSM158GBCA/). You can
help lead efforts to understand emerging trends, seek out real-life
insights, conceive user interface design solutions, and assure
uncompromising usability.

QUALIFICATIONS
- Strong portfolio of user interaction design work with 3+ years of
experience in product design and user interface design of consumer
electronics.
- Skilled in applying user-centered design practices, e.g.,
ethnography, user needs analysis, participatory design, and usability
testing.
- Skilled in creating information architecture and prototyping user
interface designs using popular interaction design tools.
- Experience successfully executing interaction design projects in
accordance with phases and gates product development processes.
- Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
- Graduate degree in Human Factors, Interaction Design, Psychology, or
a related discipline preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Create and document user interaction designs for Whirlpool home
appliance products and services that stand out in the marketplace.
- Develop, conduct, and analyze usability studies; providing input and
actionable recommendations to fellow designers at all stages of
product development.
- Model user-centered design principles within the product development
processes.
- Collaborate with other human factors, interaction design, and
usability specialists in nurturing a world-class organization.
- Collaborate with brand studios and strategic partners to define
roadmaps for user experience design and technology application.
- Model Whirlpool core values of respect, integrity, diversity, and teamwork.

ABOUT WHIRLPOOL
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for our offices at the
global headquarters. This location in Benton Harbor and its twin city
St. Joseph are situated in Michigan's great southwest along the sandy
shores of Lake Michigan. The region boasts unique shopping, quaint
cafes, fine dining, art galleries, festivals, and beautiful views of
the lake. The bucolic countryside of wine vineyards, orchards,
beaches, and forests offers cyclists, campers, golfers, swimmers,
skiers, and snowmobilers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons. Many of the
area schools are ranked at the top for state testing scores. Residents
also enjoy the museums, sports, shopping, and nightlife of nearby
Chicago.

APPLY
Visit www.whirlpoolcareers.com/apply.aspx
apply/search for job number A14Q6
Senior User Experience / Interaction Designer

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