User Experience Designer Co-op: 2022

Company: IBM Corporation
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 09.AUG.2021

Summary

Introduction Thomas J. Watson said it best: "Good design is good business." Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights a...

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Introduction

Thomas J. Watson said it best: "Good design is good business." Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!

Your Role and Responsibilities

START DATES FOR THIS CO-OP POSITION ARE IN JANUARY 2022. THE CO-OP WILL RUN 5-12 MONTHS.

CANDIDATES APPLYING MUST BE ENROLLED IN AN UNDERGRAD OR GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE

Want to do your best work ever? At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? Then join us at IBM where the best in the industry are passionate about the design of excellent experiences, enabling designers to further develop their skills, experience, and craft, and supporting IBM teams in delivering market-leading, human-centered products and services.

User experience designers create human-centered experiences by designing the structural and informational foundation for products, services, and systems. They facilitate the delivery of all elements, interactions, and decisions that add value to the total user experience.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Interpreting research insights and building understanding of users and context

Defining user experience goals and design principles

Applying knowledge of psychological and physical attributes of humans (e.g. Hick's Law, Fitt's Law)

Designing the architecture of the functions and information of the experience

Designing the interaction patterns between functions/information and users/customers

Designing pathways of navigation through an experience; demonstrating understanding of content, functions, and relationships within the system

Supporting and planning for variation of user contexts (e.g. culture, environment, and activity)

Converging and translating technological, operational, and functional constraints into human-centered opportunities

Facilitating and designing for the relational aspects across every part of the experience

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Experience or familiarity with designing for accessibility standards

Familiarity with design systems

Degree in User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Information Architecture, or related field

* Part of IBM's mission is to help those without advanced degrees achieve employment in the IT industry. While a high school diploma is a minimum requirement for employment at our company, equivalent experience will substitute for formal education. Please visit our 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report for more information on this important initiative:

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