Experience Prototype Designer

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Industrial Design April 18, 2017 designaffairs GmbH München, Germany

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creating change
brand shaping | innovative | human centered

We consult successful brands globally and support them at the development of holistic product experiences and innovative interfaces. We like to think out of the box, inspire and change perspectives. At present, we employ over 80 staff at locations in Munich, Erlangen and Shanghai.

Within interdisciplinary teams our experts of the areas research, strategy, design and engineering create innovative solutions for hardware, software and services. Our dynamic team structure and flat hierarchy encourage open communication – this way we create product experiences that inspire.

For our Color Material User Interface Lab in Munich we are now looking for a

Experience Prototype Designer (m/f)

Experience Prototype Designer wanted! Yes, with us you can craft, solder and let your creativity run wild. It doesn’t have to be beautiful. It just has to be cool, innovative and inspirational.

Live out your hobby, your passion and your gift. We are looking for you to take on our experience prototypes, so we can combine materials with technology, put new technologies together differently and make innovations come to life. Whether in the automotive future, the medical sector or industry and robotics, the future belongs to the doers and creative tinkerers.

Your tasks:

› As part of project teams you independently design and develop interactive experience prototypes on various levels of complexity and tasks.
› You work together with different design disciplines, to make concepts tangible.
› You let various hardware communicate creatively with software.
› You share your skill in smaller workshops with clients and colleagues.
› You help to transform our tinker corner into a tinker lab.

Your skills:

› You have a university degree in Interaction Design or comparable qualifications or are you well into your degree and you are looking for an exciting internship.
› You have experience in working with an interdisciplinary team.
› You should be very well versed in the area of tinker, rapid prototyping and be experienced in at least two of the platforms and microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspery Pi, BeagleBone, Teens).
› Soldering, electronics and model making count to your abilities.
› You are familiar with modelling and 3D printers (preferable).
› Testing, creative thinking, crafting and improvising belong to your skill set.
› You have the passion to be a doer.
› Ideally you know other graphic tools, to implement your ideas in screens and animations.
› You have good German language skills written and spoken.

What you can expect:

At designaffairs the “We-feeling” is very important. We experience this every day when we cook together in our open kitchen area, barbecue on our rooftop terrace or when we chill-out at the campus’ pool.

designaffairs counts to the most award-winning design agencies worldwide. Our success is based upon a concept of combining creativity with scientific methods. Together with our designers, ergonomists, engineers and strategists, you will create innovative and ambitious designs for both our national and international clients coming from various industries, such as transportation, medical technology, consumer electronics, building technology, household appliances and software.

Diverse projects are awaiting you: from complex software products over hardware to innovative operation concepts via multi touch and gesture. The required technologies for this are available for you in our interface lab and serve you and your colleagues as a creative playground.

We look forward to meeting you! You will get to know our agency and your future colleagues better in a personal interview. Also, we would gladly discuss your professional development potentialities at designaffairs.

Please send in your application, including a digital portfolio (PDF or weblink) with comprehensive job references to:

designaffairs GmbH
attn. Susann Englisch
Balanstraße 73 | Haus 32
81541 Munich

[email protected]
www.designaffairs.com