Experience Design Trainer Part-time/full-time in permanent position at our location in Cologne/Germany or remote

We are XDi. We offer education, coaching and consulting for companies and their employees, self-employed and freelancers as well as career starters and newcomers. We support and accompany people of different disciplines and industries to become more innovative, creative and agile. Our advanced training courses help to gain further qualifications, to do a better job and to have better chances on the labour market.

We are looking for an Experience Design Trainer (m/f) for the implementation, conception and planning of seminars. The position is to be filled in the long term as a full-time or part-time position (25-35 hrs/week) and is initially limited to 1 year.

Your tasks

As an XDi trainer, you will teach our user experience design seminars on about 10-15 days a month. You’ll do this in German and English language at locations all over Europe. You will provide our participants with integrated experience design processes, methods and techniques and accompany them in the implementation of a practical project. In our seminars you will inspire our participants, support them in solving design problems, moderate team processes and create a dynamic, collaborative atmosphere of  learning and working. You will enable a supportive and energetic learning environment and help to create a community that goes far beyond the course. You will guide our participants on their journey through the world of experience design and challenge them to think strategically and turn ideas into real user experience solutions. At the same time, you will deepen and expand your own design skills and improve your leadership skills.

On days off, you will continue to develop existing seminars, design and plan new seminars and update and maintain our teaching materials. You will work closely with the XDi manager. You work together on new topics and formats. You act as an interface to our trainers, collect their feedback and work with them to continuously improve our offerings. You will advise our interested parties and customers by telephone and help them to select the XDi training courses that are most suitable for them. You will advise and accompany our customers in organising their in-house seminars. Within our “Continuous Improvement” service, you will coach and advise our customers and accompany them in applying the acquired knowledge in their daily work.

 

Your profile

You are keen to teach and work with people in general. You want to impart your knowledge and teach people from different industries and disciplines the methods of experience design. You are good with people and people feel comfortable in your area. You are sensitive and have a good knowledge of human nature. You are a person people like to listen to. You are always respectful in your dealings with others and radiate calm and serenity. You are authentic, open and communicative – you are sympathetic and empathic at the same time. You love to support people in their development. You have the ability to impart knowledge, are linguistically proficient and ambitious in teaching. Modern teaching and education concepts are no strangers to you.

You have high quality standards – the best is just good enough for you. It is a matter of course for you to constantly develop and critically question yourself. In seminars lasting several days, you are able to concentrate knowledge and impart it at the highest level. You can help our participants become even better at what they do. You have a degree in design, media and communication sciences, psychology/sociology or media informatics or a comparable qualification acquired through many years of professional experience. You have at least five years of professional experience in the experience design environment. You are familiar with user research (incl. personas and user scenarios), UX strategy (incl. functional and content requirements and user stories), information architecture (incl. cardsorting and tree testing), wireframing and prototyping (incl. usability testing) as well as user interface design (incl. interaction and animation).

You are familiar with web, app and software development and have experience in the conception of applications for all platforms and screens. Ideally, you should also be familiar with service design and design thinking and have the relevant experience that you can pass on to our participants as a trainer, coach and consultant. You have already gained experience in the Group environment and know how large, internationally active companies tick. You know the challenges of companies, agencies and organisations in the experience design environment. You have worked for several companies in different industries. You have very good German and English language skills and are able to teach in both languages. You enjoy travelling, want to travel internationally and like to meet people from different countries and cultures.

If you feel addressed and find yourself in the invitation, then we look forward to receiving your application, which you should send to s.schmitt@xd-i.com stating your desired salary.

XDi – Experience Design Courses in 2019

For all those who want to know more and continue their education – here are all the dates for 2019 at a glance:

UX360° – Certified UX- & Usability Expert

Dublin, 18th – 22nd Feb 2019
Amsterdam, 18th – 22nd Mar 2019
London, 08th – 12th Apr 2019
Copenhagen, 06th – 10th May 2019
Barcelona, 20th – 24th May 2019
Dublin, 24th – 28th Jun 2019
London, 01st – 05th Jul 2019
Amsterdam, 22nd – 26th Jul 2019

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Certified UX & Usability Specialist

Amsterdam, 25th – 27th Mar 2019

Certified UX & Usability Professional

Dublin, 04th – 05th 2019
London, 01st – 02th 2019
Copenhagen, 13th – 14th 2019
Amsterdam, 15th – 16th 2019

Certified Service Design Thinker

Amsterdam, 04th – 06th Mar 2019
Copenhagen, 27th – 29th May 2019
Dublin, 12th – 14th Jun 2019

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DT360° – Certified Design Thinking Master

Barcelona, 18th – 22nd Feb 2019
London, 25th – 29th Mar 2019
Copenhagen, 08th – 12th Apr 2019
Dublin, 17th – 21st Jun 2019
Amsterdam, 22nd – 26nd Jul 2019

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Certified Mobile UX & UI Design Specialist

Barcelona, 20th – 22nd Mar 2019
Copenhagen, 24th – 26th Apr 2019
Amsterdam, 06th – 08th May 2019
London, 22nd – 24th May 2019
Berlin, 12th – 14st Jun 2019
Dublin, 08th – 10th Jul 2019

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The Skool – Videos on the business of Design

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