Senior HMI Designer - Product User Interface

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus, Free Onsite Gym



The Senior HMI designer will be expected to define the product features based on what a user both needs and wants, what the product/technology can do, whilst also considering commercial, insights and mechanistic recommendations. They will be responsible for the product User Interface feature spec document, and managing key stakeholders of this document.

Market Overview

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Function Overview

This team is part of Design and Product Experience/Design, User Interface and User Experience, responsible for innovation and direction within Dyson's products. The team comprises of four different areas (Connected Product Features, UX/UI, Technology and Commercial), which work collaboratively to deliver a seamless consumer experience.


You will have a direct contribution to Dyson's products and will design the product User Interface & Experience, defining and designing the experience, behaviours, control and feedback mechanisms on product with a user centred and ‘best in class’ approach. You will generate ideas that are both product enhancing and innovative. No gimmicks.

Through prototyping and demonstration, you will bring your ideas and designs to life through storyboarding, sketching, illustration, interactive demo’s and physical prototype rigs. You will work with electronics/software engineers to create more complex prototypes.

You will User trial options when needed to make a decision or validate a design. Managing and working with those responsible for insights, user trials and competitor analysis. You will collaborate with the team's connectivity counterpart to create a seamless experience of the product, as well as NPI/NPD category teams, electronics, insights, commercial, mechanistics and teams in South East Asia.

A key part of this role is to clearly communicate complex information in many different formats. These include graphical, verbal/presentation, powerpoint, interactive prototype demo’s etc. You will be clearly and concisely communicating your ideas to a variety of stakeholders and project teams. This role will require leadership and management of those in other departments and within the team, ensuring we are operating at the highest level and that each individual team are operating in the most effective way.


  • A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent.
  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively in, cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle.
  • Excellent Design Skills – experience in product, graphics, UX/UI design, sketching, storyboarding
  • Graphical applications (preferable, not essential) : Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After effects, Axure, Flinto, Crank
  • Hardware/software electronics experience (preferable, not essential) – Rapid electronics prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry Pi…)
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent graphical and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of electronics systems/architecture.
  • Actively interested in new products and technology advances.
  • Be resourceful and able to find alternative solutions under pressure.
  • Ability to analyse the behaviours of product interfaces from the user’s perspective.
  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes.
  • Practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing.
  • Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to balance cost and value

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 22-May-2017

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