Under the supervision of the Director of Design the Senior Industrial Designer develops creative and applicable design solutions primarily for our healthcare and medical device clients. Provide a 360-degree ID view of primarily healthcare & medical projects, as well as non-medical projects. Including: user needs advocate, human factors expertise/methodologies for usability testing (in partnership with Insights & HFE team), regulatory requirements, manufacturing and brand assets/aesthetics, all culminating into a comprehensive functional and manufacturable solution.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Ability to discern critical design factors important to assigned projects and to be able to logically defend design tradeoffs
Ability to identify the most technically challenging problems and create strategic and tactical plans to address.
Works collaboratively and seeks out other disciplines to optimize design solutions while being seen as an ID advocate
Partner with the Director, Design to lead, mentor and review the work of junior designers
Partner with the Insights & HFE team, participating in research and brainstorming activities
Takes the lead to present design concepts and prototypes to internal and client stakeholders for review
Serves as an ambassador for the company representing and promoting capabilities and offerings
Partners with the Director of Design and Project Management team to create project strategies and proposals
Ability to act as main client interface/SME on assigned projects, as needed
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design or related field, required
6-10 years of professional experience in innovation/product development, medical devices experience strongly preferred
Familiarity of FDA content/regulations necessary for medical device pre-market submission (IEC 60601), including an understanding of how to apply the principles within the ISO 14971 risk management for medical devices, a plus
Demonstrated user-centered design principles expertise
Well versed in utilizing principles of design for manufacturing
Working knowledge of 2D and 3D digital tools including Solidworks 3D modeling to ensure design intent integration and a smooth hand-off to/from the technical engineering group
Consistent ability to provide and inspire in other team members fresh, clever and unexpected solutions
Strong aesthetic sensitivity with discernment of good/bad visual design
More About Kaleidoscope Innovation
As a leading innovation and design consultancy, Kaleidoscope Innovation differentiates our work and the business partners we serve through the talents of the individuals who make up our team and share our vision for transformative, human-focused solutions. Founded in 1989 Kaleidoscope Innovation focuses on lasting partnerships with both employees and clients as we work together to uncover meaningful insights; originate new ideas; and develop products, services and experiences that empower business. We offer strategically developed deep subject matter expertise across key industries, positioning us to deliver unprecedented value. Our depth of knowledge provides a catalyst that generates new insights, ideas, products and services.
Our team of talented strategists, researchers, designers and engineers combine their expertise with a shared passion to make the world a better place for our clients, their customers and consumers. Our team members help further the success of industry leaders, such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Ford, Smith & Nephew, Microsoft and Whirlpool.
Kaleidoscope Innovation is headquartered in Greater Cincinnati—the home of the Bengals, the Reds, and FC Cincinnati Soccer, arts and entertainment, including its own symphony, pops orchestra, ballet and opera, and is a culinary hub featuring a range of cultural, traditional and progressive dining. From historical architecture and modern design to eclectic neighborhoods and year-round outdoor seasonal spaces, Cincinnati offers something for everyone right in the heart of the Midwest.
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