The Pranava Institute is seeking applications for the position of a Design Researcher to join its multifaceted team. As a part of the design research team, you will tackle high-impact projects in the domains of design, technology, youth and social impact in partnership with reputed global organizations, alongside the founders at The Pranava Institute. This is a remote position.
Who are we
We at The Pranava Institute work at the intersection of Emerging Technology, Public Policy, and Society from an India-first perspective. We help organizations stay ahead of the curve on all things tech policy through research, strategic insight, and capacity-building. We believe in developing emic approaches to technology and creating sustainable digital futures. Everything we do is driven by a research-first approach.
We work on design and technology to produce novel interdisciplinary research outputs and multimedia resources, often centered around responsible technology, youth and social impact. We believe that a crucial aspect to building sustainable technological futures is to make responsible design interventions which place humans and values at the core. Learn more about our work here.
The Role: What you will be Doing
Work on projects which include a UI/UX research component, including taking responsibility for research, visual design and graphic design.
Conduct focussed research across multiple domains including design, product development and social science.
Collaborate with researchers across science and social science to produce interdisciplinary work.
Think creatively to produce new ideas, designs, concepts, and sample layouts.
Take on a leadership role in driving design-related project outcomes.
We are Seeking Candidates with
A graduate degree in design (M.Des Product Design/Graphic design/ Animation/ New Media/ Information).
A minimum of 1-2 years of industry experience in product design, new media or graphics design.
A deep conceptual understanding of design principles which inform modern UI/UX and product design.
A strong design portfolio showcasing your UI/UX, illustration, visualization & digital development skills, and comfort with multimedia outputs including 2-D/3-D illustration, website design, and other new media.
Prior background or experience in design research processes and methodology, particularly human-centered design is preferred.
What you Gain
Opportunity to work with founders and core team of a multi-faceted startup working on technology, policy, ethics and design domains of technology, youth and social impact.
Work with name credit on open-access social impact projects with reputed global organizations.
Opportunity for growth into design leadership roles.
Fair remuneration commensurate with your experience.
We are remote-first so you can work from literally anywhere.
Perks of Working with Us
A Home-office allowance of INR. 20,000 to help you set up a comfortable remote office. This includes internet services and tech infrastructure.
A Professional growth allowance of INR.18,000 to help you grow professionally including taking courses, attending workshops, joining summer schools or even getting licenses.
How You Can Apply
We are seeking applications for this position, starting February 2022. Interested applicants please email the following information with the Subject ‘Design Researcher_Full Time’:
An updated curriculum vitae
3 samples of work focussed on product design or visual media
Link to online portfolio of work
Please send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of queries, contact Titiksha Vashist, Co-founder and Lead Researcher, Pranava Institute.
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