Allstate Arity - UX Design Intern in Chicago, Illinois

Arity - UX Design Intern

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Job ID :

112315

Location :

Chicago, IL US

Level :

Intern

Job Category :

Internships

Description :

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Job Description:

The Arity Experience Design (XD) team is a multi-disciplinary group that designs user interactions and experiences with devices, systems and services that provide a positive, engaging and productive experience. The team is made up of Design Leads, Experience Designers, Content Designers, Design Researchers, UI Engineers, and Visual Designers who work together to design delightful experiences.

The XD team is responsible for applying knowledge of user-centered design methods, human-computer interaction and industry best practices to drive useful and usable interface design solutions.

Job Summary:

This is a 12 week long Summer 2019 internship at Arity. The Experience Design Intern uses their user-centered design skills to help frame problems and provide innovative interaction design solutions that meet user needs while fulfilling key business objectives. They are comfortable working on concepting and early discovery work, as well as iterating on a mature product while embedded on a product team. On their product team, they are constantly communicating and collaborating with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientists and Marketing. They also know when to partner with other members of the Experience Design Team who have complementary skills in specialties like visual design, content strategy, research and front-end coding. Their ultimate goal is to deliver value to end-users as quickly as possible and to help Arity make personal transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.these needs

Job Description:

Responsibilities

  • Assist with user-centered design approaches to product envisioning and development

  • Partner with Design, Product, Engineering, Data Science and Marketing on project goals

  • Partner with XD team specialist when appropriate for the product

  • Make daily product design decisions with the product manager and developers

  • Help product managers assess and prioritize opportunities, constraints and features

  • Leverage data and user feedback to drive design decisions

  • Create rapid iterations of design prototypes that can be tested and validated quickly

  • Conduct frequent & appropriate user research, testing and metrics analysis

  • Commit to quick feedback loops and keeping focused on outcomes over deliverables

  • Be an engaging and effective communicator of ideas

  • Inspire others with your enthusiasm and work ethic

  • Understand and interpret brand, user, and business needs and develop innovative, creative, and results-oriented digital solutions that address these needs

Arity Internship Program:

  • Target start date: May/June 2019

  • 12 week summer internship program

  • An attractive compensation package

  • Housing stipend offered to qualified students

  • Collaborative team environment

  • Planned intern networking and development opportunities

  • Volunteer/community service opportunities

  • Potential to receive possible full-time employment after graduation

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Start Date: May/June 2019

  • Rising Senior pursuing Master's Degree in design, computer science, information sciences, psychology, human factors and or HCI preferred.

  • Has experience in Interaction Design/Information Architecture and at least one more UX discipline: User Research, Visual Design, or Content Strategy

  • Ability to design and envision experiences iteratively in a lean environment

  • Knowledge of communication and development tools like Invision and Sketch

  • The ability to quickly produce clickable prototypes is desired

  • Experience using Lean UX methodology is strongly desired

  • Experience with design systems, pattern libraries, and Web development frameworks desired

  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid to stand up for what they believe is the right product

  • Motivated to continuously learn new skills and capabilities that they do not currently possess

  • Excellent communication, including storytelling, writing, and presentation

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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