The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) is partnering with University of Chicago's Office of the Provost to hire a skilled design researcher and strategist to join its new Design Thinking Lab. We are especially interested in hearing from design researchers and strategists with a background in ethnography, UX research and/or digital research methods, as well with experience or interest in academic institutions, higher education, public health, community-based participatory design, service design, and/or social innovation.This individual will lead special projects of the Office of the Provost that address a range of issues in higher education. These projects include issues of diversity and inclusion, financial planning, food scarcity, academic leadership, student health and well-being, and university community life. Additionally, this individual will partner and build relationships with other leaders and students at the university to work through problems using human-centered design. The Ci3 Design Researcher and Strategist will bring their curiosity, empathy, and interpretive skills to bear on all aspects of the Design Thinking Lab's work?from framing opportunity spaces to designing new propositions, to testing prototypes with our users. Crucially, the Design Researcher and Strategist will help connect the Center's team, projects, and stakeholders with the individuals, communities, and populations we seek to serve. Approaches developed in the lab will be based in sound evidence, rigorous research and will be replicable, scalable, and sustainable.Specific responsibilities include:-Managing, planning and executing a human-centered design process, from exploration to ideation to prototyping and iteration.-Collaborating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders?including university employees at all levels, designers, interdisciplinary researchers, medical providers, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, university students and youth?to turn research insights into solutions that are desirable for people, economically viable, and technologically feasible.-Bringing project team members and stakeholders along the discovery journey.-Synthesizing and communicating research insights and findings in compelling and immersive ways.-Supporting and leading partner/stakeholder-facing conversations that may challenge established perspectives or social norms.-Contributing to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of new community-based participatory design methodologies that build the capabilities of people, communities, and organizations.
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