Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Usability Designer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Usability Designer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Collaborate to the creation of an excellent UX for a broad range of healthcare related solutions. Furthermore the role will be executing usability evaluations in several stages of the design process in order to identify areas where usability, safety and the overall user experience can be improved.

You are responsible for

  • conduct user need and task analysis
  • describe requirements and usability specifications
  • collaborate in modeling the UX, especially applying human factors to the design solutions
  • participate to design reviews
  • iteratively evaluate design solutions
  • Usability testing
  • Plan and organize usability evaluations in co-operation with stakeholders such as product managers, project managers and end-users
  • Conduct user testing and expert reviews (e.g. cognitive walkthroughs) for the evaluation of Philips Healthcare products using established usability engineering practices
  • Usability engineering
  • Provide guidance to our internal stakeholders on the application of usability engineering to medical devices according to best practices, standards on usability and relevant regulation.

You are a part of

Established in 1925, Philips Design is one of the longest-established design organizations in the world. It has studios across the globe – in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Andover, Cambridge, Haifa, Foster City, Seattle, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Shanghai, and Singapore – and a creative force of some 500 professionals. In addition to more conventional design-related skills, the team includes disciplines as diverse as psychology, cultural sociology, anthropology, and trend research. We strive to understand people’s latent “needs” as well as their “wants,” and then to identify differentiated and unique propositions. The quality of Philips Design’s creative work is reflected in the many design awards received every year for concepts and solution in the lifestyle, lighting, and healthcare sectors.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Academic background in interaction design or cognitive science with focus on Human-Computer Interaction and Usability
  • 5 years and above progressive experience as an interaction designer/ usability engineer
  • Proven knowledge of Human factors and interaction design, Usability methodologies, processes and standards
  • Knowledge of the healthcare domain (or equivalent professional equipment domain) is a plus
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills

In return, we offer you

As a member of Philips Design for HealthTech you will be part of our vision to make life better for others. Through creating and delivering meaningful healthy living technology products and solutions that improve lives, not only for our customers but also for our own people and Design teams.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.




Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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