Design Lead, UChicago Office of the Provost:The Ci3 Design Thinking Lab in partnership with the University of Chicago Office of the Provost is looking to hire a Design Lead to join its team. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Design Lead will tackle complex, systems-level challenges related to a range of issues in higher education. Projects in this portfolio will be about issues of diversity and inclusion, student health and well-being, and university-community life. The Design Lead will build relationships and partner with other leaders and students at the University to work through problems using human-centered design. They will bring their curiosity, empathy, and interpretive skills to bear on all aspects of the design process?from framing opportunity spaces to designing new propositions, to testing prototypes with our users. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals with a background in ethnographic research methods, as well with experience or interest in academic institutions, higher education, community-based participatory design, service design, and/or social innovation.Specific responsibilities include:-Managing, planning and executing a human-centered design process, from exploration to ideation to prototyping and iteration, oftentimes with non-designer project partners-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.-Great at turning human insights into concrete design concepts.-Solution-focused and medium-agnostic, willing to step out of their core skill set or discipline to find the correct solution to a challenge.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
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