About the Company
Futuristic Labs is exactly what it sounds like - a place to 'dream' & 'build' futuristic products. A research and product development studio with an enthusiastic team working towards building innovative consumer products to create a future with a superior and healthier lifestyle.
At the moment we are set out to solve home cooking. To achieve this, we have RIKU, our flagship product, which is a fully automatic, AI-assisted rice and curry maker. Other products in this ecosystem are Semi - A smart induction cooktop, A digital kitchen app and a Recipe platform. The perfect blend of hardware and software.
We at Futuristic Labs are working at the intersection of the software, hardware, and food. We are building a consumer product that makes it easy for anyone to cook at home with just 5min of hands-on time. If you have a passion for creating user centric products and screens, We would love you to be a part of it.
Our products have an on-device screen, a companion mobile app and a web app. We are looking for a talented designer with the mindset of an engineer/hacker and has experience with both aspects of modern interface design - UI and UX: to design unique seamless intuitive visual experiences across all user interaction points.
What you’ll do:
Take complete ownership of user experience design.
Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers, engineers and other key business stakeholders.
Develop storyboards, process flows, sitemaps, UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how interfaces function and look like.
Constantly coordinate with the development team to make sure the desired experiences are achieved.
Plan and conduct interviews, user surveys, card sorting and usability tests.
Conduct heuristic evaluations on current products to understand how to improve them.
Create a well-organised, value-driven framework for implementing great UX design.
Build playbooks for various design processes.
Foster the defining and sharing of UX design patterns and standards, component reuse and consistency across team members.
Ensure that established design standards are consistently and appropriately applied within design work.
Constantly measure how designs are performing for target customers, iterate and improve those experiences as needed. Update design roadmap as required.
Present periodic updates and communicate insights to internal teams and key stakeholders in order to help shape long-term product strategy.
Should be able to build and lead a team.
What we think you need to succeed in this role:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Machine Interface Design (HMI),Interaction Design, UIUX Design or a related field of study.
3+ years' of experience in design.
Experience with Hardware Interface Design, preferably for consumer appliances.
Experience leading and fostering a team of designers.
Experience with design software like Sketch, Adobe XD or Figma. It’s not about which tool you use but how well you can use it.
Experience in UX research: creating wireframes, storyboards, user-flows, etc.
Experience with Interaction and Animation tools/libraries.
Experience with handing off assets to developers in different formats suitable for device/mobile or web development.
Fine-tuned attention to detail and pixel-perfect execution.
Strong visualisation skills, you should be able to translate the team’s ideas into reality.
Strong ability to communicate complicated concepts and bring clarity to stakeholders and team members.
To be able to keep up with the stress and demanding nature of a startup(we are talking about weekly prototyping cycles).
High context switching ability, you will be working on multiple projects as time goes on.
We are just starting, everyone wears several hats. You should be comfortable working outside the boundaries of traditional engineering/design disciplines.
The most important quality we seek is a strong inclination for ‘User Centric Design’.
We prefer portfolios over degrees. So please include a link to your portfolio in the notes section.( Behance, Yanko design, personal page etc... somewhere we can take a look).
Curious about what it's like to work at Futuristic Labs?
Being in an early start-up, you will be working closely and along with the leadership team and can potentially learn and grow exponentially. (other roles)
Our people are at the heart of what we do at Futuristic Labs. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our people. We train and reward talent and are looking to develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.