IBM User Experience Designer Co-Op: 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland
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 ARE IN JANUARY 2021. THE CO-OP WILL RUN 6-12 MONTHS
CANDIDATES APPLYING MUST BE ENROLLED IN AN UNDERGRAD OR GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE
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.
These are office-based positions in IBM locations including:
CA - San Jose
NC - Duraham
TX - Austin
Opportunities in these locations will vary based on business demand & will be deleted as filled.
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
About Business Unit
No matter where you work in IBM, you are making an impact. As an Early Professional with IBM, you will be taking on a key role with one of our industry-leading business units to work on the technology that is solving our most challenging problems and changing the way the world thinks
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?
Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.
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For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.
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