Research Engineer - Interaction Designer

Location: Dearborn, Michigan US


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Job Number: 2630

External Description: The candidate will help carry out and set the research agenda for automotive interaction design. The ideal candidate will have experience developing complex automotive systems from a Human Centered Design perspective.This position will be focused on collaborating with a diverse team of human factors and interaction design experts as they chart the future of human-machine interaction with the mobility solutions of the 21st century.


  • Engage with Human-Centered Design (HCD) teams on Experiences which require Interaction Design research
  • Identify key interaction design research questions/issues from these Experiences
  • Translate the Experiences into HMI Concepts and Interactive Design Simulations
  • Establish and publish Interaction Design Principles
  • Develop iterative concepts and prototypes
  • Create interface graphics to illustrate concepts
  • Create animations to illustrate concepts
  • Create storyboards and wireframes to illustrate concepts
  • Execute Usability Studies & Customer Clinics
  • Interface with downstream partners to align on expectations and transfer of designs
Basic Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in UI Design or related field with 3+ years of experience as an automotive interaction designer or related
    Bachelor's Degree in UI Design or related field with 5+ years of experience as an automotive interaction designer or related
  • Prior instance with interaction design when design of the primary task differed from a secondary task
  • 1+ year of experience designing for Augmented Reality applications (coursework allowed)
    1+ year of experience with modern human-computer-interaction methods including Natural Language Understanding, Intelligent User Interfaces or Digital Assistant Technologies (coursework allowed)
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience as an automotive interaction designer or related
  • Experience operating in a research or advanced technology setting
  • Proven ability to develop innovative HMIs
  • Proven track record of applying interaction tools in products brought to market
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in One FORD behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team player with record of collaboration
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and self-motivation/ability to work independently
Join our team as we create tomorrow! We believe in putting people first, working together, and facing challenges head-on, because we are Built Ford Tough. We are one team striving to make people's lives better while creating value, delivering excellence and ultimately going for thewin.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Job Number: 34584BR

Community / Marketing Title: Research Engineer - Interaction Designer

Location_formattedLocationLong: Dearborn, Michigan US