At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.
Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.
3M is driving creativity and design as a competitive platform for innovation and brand globally to enhance design-driven solutions for people and the world. We are looking for a Lead Interaction Designer for our Health Care Business Group to enhance the design function at the 3M Design Center, located in Maplewood, MN.
Does your curiosity inspire you to imagine tomorrow's solutions? Do you ever wonder how collaborative creativity can enrich innovation and make progress possible? Or wonder if design can drive competitive advantage for business and improve the customer experience? These are just a few of the questions we ask at 3M Design every day. Our diverse, global team includes design talent from multiple creative disciplines, who keep the engine going for strong operations to ensure our design organization is world class. We're looking for creative explorers who are excited to be part of the design journey at an innovation company like 3M, driven by curiosity.
The person hired for the position of Lead Interaction Designer will work with cross-functional teams to create user-centered designs and workflows in support of programs of major importance across the 3M Health Information Systems (HIS) Division. Responsible for overall leadership and coaching of internal and external clients through design direction, improvement initiatives, design-research, and operating plans for design creation. Independently manages and leads multiple major new design programs, redesign programs or continuous improvement projects within the assigned business or function.
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government, or military environments to a 3M career.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Lead Interaction Designer primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Handle design projects of strategic scope and complexity.
Coaches business partners on strategic and complex projects, through the design process from initial strategy towards final implementation.
Leads and facilitates UX design workshops with stakeholders, builds design artifacts necessary to conduct concept testing/usability testing and produces reports.
Accountable for defining key user interface behaviors through the use of experience models, personas, storyboards, site maps, flow diagrams, wireframes, mockups, interactive prototypes, simulations, etc.
Independently leads major new projects in parallel, organizes and manages assignments in an agile manner in support of business plans, organizational plans and 3M's reputation and brand strategy.
Develops and maintains user interaction design guidelines as part of the 3M larger UX design system initiative
Develops and/or uses appropriate UX design and evaluation processes and/or efficiency and cost measurements to ensure the any design solution meets or exceeds defined needs and strategies.
Provides design direction, guidance, training, instruction and/or mentoring and coaching to others in Design organization as well as other personnel on design related issues and competencies. May be assigned leadership responsibilities for tasks and/or people on an organizational basis.
Willingness to be fearless about driving new ideas, and finding beautiful and powerful ways to communicate them
A Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), interaction design, user experience design, digital media design, graphic design, or industrial design
Minimum of five (5) combined years of working experience in user experience design or interaction design with experiences in designing solutions for desktop, web and mobile applications on a variety of platforms in a private, public, government, or military environment
M.S. in design strategy, interaction design, Human Computer Interaction or a related field or equivalent practical experience.
7-10 years of experience as an interaction designer.
Ability to visualize data and complex concepts.
Experience designing complex and/or task-based applications.
Experience designing native applications for iOS and Android.
Experience with design research techniques to understand the customer (e.g., interviews, contextual inquiry, usability testing, card sorting).
Ability to create interactive design prototypes in Axure, Sketch, Adobe XD, HTML/JS/CSS, or other tools.
Experience working collaboratively with other product managers and engineers in a variety of settings and strong communication skills with the ability to articulate positions and advocate designs.
Please attach a file or include a link to a non-confidential portfolio of design work along with your application.
Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: Up to 25-40%
Relocation: Is Authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
About 3M Design
3M Design is the creative engine driving design for innovation at 3M. As a global team of diverse talent that creates meaningful and consistent brand experiences, we stimulate collaborative creativity to translate insights and technologies into solutions that inspire and positively impact our customers, our employees, and our world. At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.
For more information about 3M Design, visit www.3M.com/design or follow @3MDesign on Twitter. Learn more about 3M at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.
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