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Philips Trainee: Junior Usability Designer in Eindhoven, Netherlands


Location: Eindhoven (HTC) - Depending on the possibility to work at the office due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the time being you will mainly work from home and be supervised remotely.​

Type: Trainee: graduate/entry level (full time position)

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Contribute to the creation of an outstanding experience for a broad range of healthcare related products, services and systems. With your team, you will have a direct impact with your daily work, and work on solutions that are about to go to the market. You will conduct evaluations throughout the design process in order to identify areas where ease of use, safety, and the overall user experience can be improved.

You are responsible for

  • You will work 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; from contribution to the initial research on user needs and workflow analyses, to supporting usability evaluations for soon to be released products.

  • Create and execute usability evaluation plans to be performed across design and development of our products. Such activities are defined in cooperation with your peers and 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).

  • Conduct usability evaluations (formative and summative), expert reviews, heuristic evaluations etc. using established usability practices and methods. Report results with your team, draw conclusions and make recommendations for re-design and usability requirements.

You are a part of

The Usability team, from Philips Design, 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

  • Recently graduated in (MSc) in industrial design, product design or cognitive science/psychology with focus on Human-Computer Interaction, or another relative field.

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

  • Affinity with the end to end process of creation of products from requirements analysis to validation;

  • Good communication and collaboration skills to perform with multidisciplinary and international teams;

  • Fluent in English.

  • Experience or a specific interest in the Healthcare space;

  • Fast learner and a "getting-things-done mentality" with a pro-active mindset.

In return, we offer you

A challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

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. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.