Designer (Centre for Collective Intelligence Design)

Full-Time Blackfriars, London Salary: £43k-£58k, plus excellent benefits Closes: 2022-07-06

Blackfriars, London – hybrid working

With your range of core design skills and your desire to tackle critical social issues, this is a unique opportunity to create digital experiences and solutions that will leverage collective intelligence in exciting new ways. Join us as a Designer at the cutting edge of an emerging area of innovation practice, turning bold ideas into reality.

Nesta is the UK’s innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale solutions to society’s biggest problems, changing lives for the better. We are focused on three innovation missions: a fairer start for every child, a healthy life for all, and a sustainable future where the economy works better for people and the planet.

Our Centre for Collective Intelligence Design explores new ways for communities to harness the power of people, data and technology to solve the problems that matter to them. Working with Nesta’s mission teams and external partners, we bring together insights from diverse groups of people, new sources of data (such as sensor or mobile phone data) and digital technologies (including AI) to develop bespoke solutions. We also use rigorous research methods to test, evaluate and learn from each solution. An example of the work we do can be found here.

The Role:

Part of a multi-disciplinary team of domain experts, data scientists, software engineers, behavioural scientists and researchers, you’ll research, design, test and deliver solutions that achieve social impact on issues ranging from reducing household carbon emissions to tackling obesity.

Your responsibilities will include developing new product/solution concepts, conducting and applying user research, designing interfaces and digital experiences, facilitating concept development through workshops, maintaining design artefacts such as blueprints and roadmaps, documenting insights and sharing results. You’ll also help train, mentor and advise our partners in collective intelligence design.

Your experience, skills and mindset should include:

  • Ideally, experience in social innovation, public sector design or designing products with a social purpose, working end-to-end.
  • Design experience across different areas of product/service/systems.
  • Real enthusiasm to become a practitioner in Collective Intelligence Design and to address complex social problems.
  • Good understanding of contemporary design processes and methodologies with ability to implement and deliver partner work.
  • Ability to work closely with clients, partners and beneficiaries to facilitate workshops and guide programmes of work.
  • Experience conducting user research, mapping user journeys, developing prototypes and user testing concepts.
  • A range of appropriate software skills, e.g., Figma, Photoshop.

This is a full-time role, but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. We also provide an array of benefits including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers, and more.

To apply, please visit our website and please submit your application before 8am on 6 July 2022.