D-Ford Design Researcher (all levels)

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Employer
Ford Motor Company
Location
Dearborn, Michigan
Posted
Jul 24, 2021
Closes
Sep 20, 2021
Ref
2337171772
Position Type
UX / Design Researcher
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
49564BR
Job Title:
D-Ford Design Researcher (all levels)
Job Description & Qualifications:
At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation. This position is open to new Researchers all the way up to Masters of the Design Research craft.
What you'll be able to do:
Plan and Inspire
- Design and plan generative, qualitative research, including developing profiles and screening criteria for participant recruitment
- Identify external experts or analogous experiences to inspire the team
- Work with a wide variety of stakeholders to define learning objectives and craft research plans
Experiment and Think Creatively
- Use and help the team use methods such as field observation, analogous research, conversations with experts and extreme users, concept evaluation, and participatory design, to explore the edge of what's possible in the near and far
- Design compelling research experiences that generate actionable insights
- With the design team, create research stimuli to deeply understand user needs, uncover possibilities, and test assumptions
- Experiment with different tools and methods to stretch and challenge our learning
Facilitate and Synthesize
- Synthesize research findings and unearth systems-level patterns and frameworks
- Help develop creative storytelling tools to enable design for user goals, values, and aspirations
- Make research findings relevant and impactful for design through a variety of formats such as insights, decks, stories, videos, and experiences
- Facilitate post-research learning events such as generative design workshops
Minimum requirements we seek:
- Bachelor's degree ?
- 2+ years of qualitative research experience culminating in a sound ability to scope a research plan, conduct fieldwork, lead synthesis and storytelling
- 2+?years' experience?using human-centered design, design thinking principles or methods
Our preferred qualifications:
- Experience in designing and/or facilitating group collaboration workshops.?
- Master's or PhD in sociology, anthropology, psychology, design, or another liberal arts?degree
- Design compelling research experiences that generate actionable insights.
- Create research stimuli to deeply understand user needs, uncover possibilities, and test assumptions.
- The ability to think creatively and experiment with different tools and methods to stretch and challenge our learning.
- Facilitate and synthesize research findings and unearth systems-level patterns to develop creative storytelling tools to enable design for user goals, values, and aspirations.
- Design, plan and inspire top quality qualitative research, including developing profiles and screening criteria for participant recruitment.
- Identify external experts or analogous experiences to inspire the team.
- Work with a wide variety of stakeholders to define learning objectives and craft research plans.
- Conduct field observation, analogous research, conversations with experts and extreme users.
- Make research findings relevant and impactful for design through a variety of formats such as insights, decks, stories, videos, and experiences.
- Facilitate post-research learning events such as generative design workshops.
- Experience working on highly collaborative teams, or other multidisciplinary teams.
Joining D-FORD:
We're in the midst of the biggest change the automotive industry has ever seen. Just as cars changed the world over the last century - creating the driver, highways, gas stations, and malls - self-driving cars, electric powertrains, and connected vehicles will radically reshape how we live, work, and play, our cities and society themselves, in the next hundred years.
At D-Ford, you'll be at the heart of creating that future. You'll be at the cutting edge of Ford's most strategically critical work, designing people and society's needs into the heart of our next generation of products, services and experiences.
You'll also be designing at scale. Every day, Ford's vehicles and services support millions of people around the world. So, at D-Ford, we're not just inventing the future, we're operationalizing it, to help all those people move through their lives, better.
Our Values:
Our ways of working are our guiding light, and the conscience for our work, and our people.
- ZOOM OUT We are curious about the world, designing systems and connections that enable people to move more freely.
- AMPLIFY OTHERS' VOICES We are inspired by the people around us, bringing their unique stories to the forefront of our designs.
- PUSH THE EDGE We provoke new ways of thinking about tomorrow's toughest design challenges, while grounded in what's possible.
- GET SCRAPPY We build in the open, rigorously testing, iterating and evolving our ideas with others.
- BRIDGE THE GAP We radically collaborate across teams, geographies, and philosophies, uncovering new insights to tomorrow's problems.
- WILD CARD Our strength comes from bringing our whole selves to the community-from introspective to playful or quirky. What will you bring?
Bring your "T"
We don't hire "Design Thinkers." We hire T-people. You:
- Have deep expertise in a craft
- Are comfortable working in relatively flat and dynamic teams
- Are passionate to work on ambiguous and complex future challenges
- Have a collaborative and empathetic mindset to solve problems with teams across Ford
What you'll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
By choice, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2021-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf
Auto req ID:
49564BR
Company:
Ford Motor Company
Function:
Design
Skill Team:
Enterprise Product Line Management (EPLM)
Sub-Component:
D-Ford
State:
Michigan
Location:
Dearborn

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