Platinion Lead/Principal Strategic Designer
Company: Boston Consulting Group
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Platinion Lead/Principal Strategic Designer Location: Geography:
North America Capabilities: Technology & digital Technology
industries Who We Are Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders
in business and society to tackle their most important challenges
and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in
business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help
clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change,
enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and
driving bottom-line impact.
To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human
capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and
functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change.
BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting
along with technology and design, corporate and digital
ventures-and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative
model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client
organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.
As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, we provide
consulting services focused on the development and implementation
of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions. We
create technology platforms and deliver exceptionally customized
solutions of the future for our clients, from data strategies to
next-generation customer journey solutions and transformational
business models. We solve the most daunting challenges that
companies face today and envision for tomorrow. Our style is
entrepreneurial - nimble and innovative, with multifaceted,
cross-functional teams and completely vendor-independent. Our
unique selling proposition is technology expertise and delivery
excellence. Platinion was founded in 2000. Since then, we have
grown continuously and successfully. Today we have offices in
Europe, North and South America, Asia Pacific and Africa. Practice
Area Profile BCG Platinion launched in Germany in 2000 to add deep
technical expertise to the Boston Consulting Group's existing
capabilities. Today, our presence spans across the globe, with
offices in Asia, Europe, and South and North America. Our New
York-based North American team began in 2014 and in 2017 acquired
MAYA Design, a Pittsburgh-based digital design and innovation lab,
to grow our capabilities around technology and design. We support
our clients' total digital transformation through technology,
design, cybersecurity, and risk management & financial engineering
capabilities. And together with BCG, BCG Platinion's
interdisciplinary team of technical experts enable customized
technical solutions and accelerate delivery value through new
business platforms, application consolidations, and major system
implementations. What You'll Do At BCG Platinion, we're bringing
design to the front line of business challenges, creating work that
solves problems in novel, feasible, and desirable ways. Our team
applies a human-centered approach in order to create innovative and
exciting end-to-end experiences at the intersection of people and
technology. We are looking for a curious individual who is
passionate about advocating for user needs. In this role, you will
explore new domains and industries, make discoveries based on
research data, and work with a talented team of people to create
solutions inspired by those insights.-- Lead/Principal Strategic
Designers at BCG Platinion are:
- Human-Centered. They start with people and thoughtfully
consider the usefulness and usability of everything they
- Expert Researchers. They both lead and play an active role in
design and research. They are responsible for crafting research
plans, performing fieldwork like interviewing and contextual
inquiries, and synthesizing that research to make
- Designers. They create wireframes, storyboards, and data
visualizations to communicate a desired future state.
- Leaders. They lead large, complex projects, manage client
relationships, and write and publish thought leadership
- Discovery-driven. They find patterns, deconstruct large
challenges, and communicate persuasively.
- Collaborative. They are supportive team members who give great
feedback. They embrace working in interdisciplinary teams and
believe different perspectives and backgrounds drive the most
- Be an advocate for user needs and experiences throughout the
- Define and lead user engagements. Plan and lead large and
complex research efforts, including in-person and remote user
research to better understand people and their environments.
Methods might include contextual inquiry, fly-on-the-wall
observation, interviews, surveys, diary studies, and generative
- Lead analysis and synthesis of research findings. Capture and
synthesize information into actionable insights and
recommendations. Use tools like concept mapping to document the
underlying information architecture for a focus area.
- Evaluate user experiences. Conduct and lead evaluative
research, such as usability testing (in-person and remote,
moderated and unmoderated) and expert analysis.
- Design concepts, storyboards, wireframes, and prototypes.
Create design concepts at varying levels of fidelity (sketches of
situations and user interfaces, wireframes of screens and
interactions, etc.). Use a variety of prototyping tools (across
fidelity levels) to make your ideas tangible and
- Design and lead workshops with diverse stakeholders, from
client teams to community partners, to collaboratively explore
domains and challenges, synthesize data, generate concepts, and
- Mentor and lead other members of the team in human-centered
design and the field of Human Sciences to develop talent, provide
direction, and oversee output and projects.
- Manage members of the team, leading them through the CDC
(Career Development) process, giving timely and accurate
- Contribute to the BCG Platinion - MAYA Design's consulting
- Supporting business development through writing proposals,
scoping projects, and showcasing the value of human-centered design
- Contributing to our thought leadership through written
publications and speaking at events and conferences.
- Lead large complex projects as a project manager.
- Travel around the globe to work with clients and BCG teams. At
times, this role involves significant travel to client sites. The
amount of travel will depend on client needs and nature of
projects. What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications) You
- 6+ years in a Strategic Design role, or relevant professional
- 4+ years of experience in a client-facing consulting and
- BS/BA in human-computer interaction, interaction design, design
planning, strategy or other relevant experience. MS preferred.
- Expert knowledge of research methods and frameworks, user
interface standards, tools, and industry guidelines. The ability to
reference best practices and design patterns, and can solve complex
problems and novel interface challenges.
- Deep understanding of user experience design principles and
best practices, with the experience and judgment to question
convention when appropriate.
- Visual communication skills, using sketching and other tools to
articulate thoughts about complex problems, datasets, or
- Proven success working in and promoting a collaborative and
iterative development environment.
- Expertise in prototyping and testing, future visioning, and
strategy development. What to include in your application:
- A link to your portfolio that demonstrates your affinity for
human-centered design and shows how you approach and lead a design
challenge. Date Posted: 18-Feb-2021 Boston Consulting Group is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected under national, provincial, or local law,
where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be
considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local
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