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Philips Senior Usability Designer in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

provide Usability and Human Factors expertise and conduct evaluations throughout the design process in order to identify areas where usability, safety, physical ergonomics and the overall user experience can be improved.

You are responsible for

  • Working with global teams on the creation of an excellent user- and patient experience for our healthcare products. This will involve working on all stages of the User Centered Design process; everything from the initial research on user needs and workflow analyses, to providing human factors and usability evaluations for soon to be released products.

  • Being a role model to design and development teams in applying user centered design and in properly addressing Human Factors.

  • Creating, managing and executing usability evaluation plans to be performed across design and development of our products. Such activities are defined in cooperation with internal stakeholders in the Business Units and executed according to current standards on usability engineering to ensure compliance with European and American regulation (i.e. FDA).

  • Conducting usability evaluations (formative and summative), expert reviews, heuristics evaluations using established usability practices and methods. Report results, draw conclusions and make recommendations for re-design and usability requirements.

  • Consulting on physical ergonomics topics to internal stakeholders.

You are a part of

The Usability team is part of Philips Design and is based in the Eindhoven studio. We aim to improve usability and to deliver excellent user experience. We practice deep user empathy and champion the user throughout the design and development process. We work very closely with the other design teams such as product design, software design, UX design and also with our internal research organization. We are an ambitious team that drives thought leadership on usability throughout the organization.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • University Degree in Human Factors, product design or cognitive science with focus on Human-Computer Interaction and Usability, a grade / courses in Physical Ergonomics is a big plus

  • At least 5 years progressive experience as usability designer or related

  • Proven knowledge of human factors and usability principles

  • Experience with usability methodologies, processes and standards, and prototyping tools for evaluation and creating mock-ups

  • Knowledge and experience in applying user centered design and usability engineering, preferably to medical devices according to FDA regulation and standards (like IEC 62366-1)

  • Understanding design of experiments and statistical analysis

  • Experience in the end to end process of creation of products from requirements analysis to validation

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability of consulting and communicating results to multidisciplinary design and development teams

  • Understanding of Quality System Regulations (QSR), Risk Management process and Agile product development are nice to have.

In return, we offer you

a challenging, creative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video at .

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