Nokia has never been shy about announcing that it will bring more tablets and even smartphones later via the “Brand Licensing” to an ODM route. But Nokia management also made it clear that if they find a certain device category very appealing they can enter into manufacturing of the device themselves.
So, a new job opening throws light on a certain “new category of devices”. This job opening belongs to “The Products Design team” and talks about “the renewal of our design heritage through new products”. The job opening also talks about “in-market” phase, meaning Nokia will bring this product to market on its own.
Would you like to be part of an award winning team? The Products Design team already has a long list of international recognitions. We develop devices and services that work as the building blocks of a new story that is engaging, monetizable and builds our Nokia brand.
Now, we are hiring a key player to complement this team to give technical guidance and facilitate the renewal of our design heritage through new products. You will be reporting on day-to-day basis to the Program Lead and with regards of your function you will report to the Head of Design.
We are looking for an outstanding professional with an entrepreneurial mind to join us and be a lead Interaction Designer.
- You will lead the interaction design activities for a new category of device products, including helping to define the product proposition and business opportunity
- Cover all interaction and visual design activities, from ideation through productization and “in-market” phase. This includes the physical device and software UX design.
- Use interaction and visual design skills to make our products stand out
- Translate consumer needs and requirements into suggestions and actionable items to improve the competitiveness of our product
- Monitor the UI integration into the software and ensure top quality of features
- Act as a trusted partner for the entire product development team
- Bring elegance to interfaces by reducing clutter
- Produce clear well-written UI guidelines with visual user flows (with mocked up high –fidelity application screens)
So, while, it is not clear what category of devices, Nokia is hiring but it seems that Nokia has chosen some exceptional device category for bringing to market themselves without help of an ODM. This will be liked by many Nokia fans, though looking at Nokia N1 and the way Nokia is supporting it, one can hardly notice the difference between a brand-licensed and an owned Nokia product.