Philips Senior Interaction Designer in Shanghai, China

Your challenge

As a Senior Interaction Designer, you will be part of an international design team and play an important role in defining the design of Philips’ digital presence. You create design concepts for software applications and new innovations, which you passionately present to stakeholders. You are responsible for translating concepts into world-class design solutions, considering the possibilities and constraints of technology. You create design specifications and safeguard your designs until launch. You work in close co-operation with the members of the design team according to the briefing, creative direction and timelines. You step in to develop flows and wireframes if the need arises.

Your responsibilities

In this team you will conduct the following activities:

  • Translating user research and business needs into interaction designs for various screen based platforms (e.g. websites, mobile devices, touch screen panels, etc.)

  • Creating, specifying and applying harmonized interaction design solutions that can be used across multiple applications and target users

  • Being a sparring partner for the People Researcher, Creative Director and part of multi-disciplinary teams (which may also include marketing, developers, engineers, usability experts, application experts)

  • Develop and use appropriate visualization skills (sketching, prototyping and specification) to define and communicate product and interaction concepts.

  • Create effective and appropriate visual languages by understanding the meaning and effect of these on the brand, audience, market and culture.

  • Understanding and working with technical constraints of UI/display platforms to get the most out of them

  • Build relationships and appropriately influence relevant internal teams and direct business contacts. Develop stakeholder relationships and build networks to achieve short- and long-term goals. The team The User Experience Design team is part of Philips Design and aims to set direction and support Philips on all aspects of product/service development. We seek to build the best brand experiences throughout the entire user experience and focus specifically on all digital aspects.Established in 1925, Philips Design is one of the longest-established design organizations in the world. It has studios across the globe – in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Andover, Cambridge, Haifa, Foster City, Seattle, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Shanghai, and Singapore – and a creative force of some 500 professionals. In addition to more conventional design-related skills, the team includes disciplines as diverse as psychology, cultural sociology, anthropology, and trend research. We strive to understand people’s latent “needs” as well as their “wants,” and then to identify differentiated and unique propositions. The quality of Philips Design’s creative work is reflected in the many design awards received every year for concepts and solution in the lifestyle, lighting, and healthcare sectors. We are looking for

  • Someone who has been working as a UX Designer for at least 5 years

  • Experience within software development is a prerequisite, medical/professional software is a benefit

  • Ability to translate user insights and needs into concepts, UI flows, and screens; clearly specified for other stakeholders

  • Exceptional design talent with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work with existing Philips design guidelines

  • You are proficient with leading design software like Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch

  • Knowledge of how digital standards such as HTML4/5, CSS impact design

  • Good understanding of Interaction Design and User Experience Design with ability to step in to take on Visual Design work

  • Being able to make quick, medium fidelity, prototypes is a benefit

  • Experience with usability engineering is a benefit

  • A team player who wants to do great work

  • Good communication and convincing skills, able to challenge in an well-argumented way

  • You have bachelor or master level education in Interaction Design, UX, Industrial Design, or other related studiesGood verbal and written skills in English & Chinese