Interaction Design Intern

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Req No.
2022-1509
Category
Interaction Design
Type
Intern

Overview

The Interaction Design Intern is an essential part of a multi-disciplinary team to create compelling design concepts and strategies for consumer electronic, automotive, and travel experiences. Design challenges span both hardware and software. This is a broad role that involves taking projects from start to finish. As a contributor on projects, you have the opportunity to learn from the best, hone your skills, and push the boundaries of digital experiences.

 

Why Join Teague?

Joining Teague means you’ll hold membership in the original design agency, with almost a century of knowledge, experience, craft, innovation, and network. You will be joining one of the few, largest, employee-owned design agencies. We fiercely defend design as our bottom line and everlasting frontier. Such a rare agency attracts the type of talent you will want to work alongside: discipline hybrids, divergent thinkers, endless tinkerers, curious observers, sage generalists, and people that are just great to work with. You will participate in a portfolio of work that spans all manner of companies and industries and opportunities but is always focused on improving people’s lives—from new modes of mass transportation to government policy to cool things for kids to autonomous vehicles to airports and space stations to industrial internet-of-things.

 

What Will You Be Doing?

Interns are the raw energy and fresh perspective of the studio. They combine their hunger for growth to produce wild ideas that translate to impactful solutions. What they might lack in applied experience with design methodologies, they make up for with curiosity and willingness to do whatever it takes. The goto techniques of promising junior designers are—one—generating reams and reams of ideas and iterations to produce fresh ideas and high-polish details and—two—asking lots and lots of questions to uncover what works expand their knowledge.

 

Interns have an understanding of design research and how it fundamentally works and are able to provide cursory support for different phases of research. They are equally educated on why design thinking workshops are valuable and capable of supporting the design, preparation, participation, and synthesis of workshops.

 

Interns use their curiosity to break down silos and collaborate with other design and non-design disciplines. They take copious notes and extensively document their work in order to constantly keep objectives, requirements, and their rationale available for teammates and clients. While there might be some understandable nervous jitters, junior designers present their work to teammates—and sometimes clients—and take action on feedback.

 

Interaction design interns are excited to apply their training in design for graphical user interfaces and dynamic information systems and have interest applying these design skills beyond the screen. In keeping with Teague’s motto “thinking through making”, they have have an initial set of methods for simulating experiences to test hypotheses, understand user perspectives, and persuade stakeholders. They think in systems such that they may eventually use this mindset to think and act strategically about opportunities, solutions, and impacts in terms of all stakeholders.

 

On any given day, an interaction design intern may find themselves producing wireframes and flows at appropriate fidelity; providing content for design reviews with clients; applying best-practice heuristics to existing user experiences; gathering and organizing content for to help their team establish a point-of-view; supporting design research activities; producing simulations to demonstrate flow or nuanced interactions and motion; helping to design and support a design thinking workshop for clients; regularly and frequently seeking feedback from peers and seniors; documenting detailed design for communication to team, clients, and developers.

 

Who Are We Looking For?

Generally speaking, we find people that have anywhere from zero to one years of experience and/or a degree in a field related to their design discipline are good candidates. To be more specific, we are looking for someone who has been trained and has dabbled in a lot of the following.

  • Application of usability principles, interaction design methods and artifacts, user research methods and artifacts, UI patterns, and design terminology
  • Knowledge of human interface guidelines of major operating systems (iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, etc.)
  • Proficiency with applications for communicating and prototyping information architecture, flow, and interaction of services and interfaces (Figma, Sketch, Principal, InVision, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly understand new topics and spaces and break down complex and ambiguous schema and processes
  • Ability to think in terms of systems and provide solutions that can satisfy input and feedback from various stakeholders
  • Bonus secondary skill sets in any of the following: front-end development, video production, motion graphics, visual identity & branding, product strategy, industrial design.
  • Qualitative research methods (usability testing, generative research, stakeholder interviews, etc.)
  • Verbal and written communication and presentation of design rationale, content, and framing
  • Understanding of major players, platforms, and trends when it comes to innovation and technology
  • Willingness to travel for research, project delivery, and client meetings

 

DOE – Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package offered.

 

Teague is currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are a Washington State based company. All employees must reside in the state of Washington and be able to access one of our studio locations in the greater Seattle area when we return to work in our hybrid/remote work approach.  

 

At Teague, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We search the globe to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds and value unique perspectives and experiences.  

   

Teague is an EEO/AAP employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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