TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937. Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations.
For Toyota, Quality is a way of life. Nothing is so good that it cannot be made better, that is why we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. This basic principle for us is called: “KAIZEN” and is what guides us in our pursuit of best Quality and the delivery of unparalleled customer’s satisfaction.
• final year of study in the field of design: Master in product or interaction design
• passionate about design thinking, storytelling, and early design stages
• able to create storyboard scenarios
• fluent in English
• excellent communicator and good organisation skills
• proficient with tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• proficient with Adobe After effects, Flash, or Premiere is a plus
• able to create (physical or digital) low-tech prototype is also a plus
You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:
•wish to develop and are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets
•seek facts before making recommendations or decisions
•have strong planning and organizing skills
•enjoy working in a team, respecting others
•have excellent communication skills
Kansei’s focus is improving the experience (subjective perception, emotions, engagement) that users have with future products. It is doing so through research projects involving activities related to “understanding” (e.g. user research, desk research), “proposing” (e.g. interaction, service design) and “testing” (e.g. quantitative and qualitative assessment).
Fully integrated in TME-Kansei’s team, you will be involved in several exploratory concept projects. Your role will be to highlight and exemplify new user experience opportunities. These researches will use as starting point leading edge technologies, societal evolutions or specific user feeling targets and will be conducted in close collaboration with advanced engineering divisions.
You are expected to be involved in 3 main design activities:
Understand: Gather and organised insights from related fields.
Create & Build: Create concepts based on hypotheses initially generated using user-centred techniques.
Communicate: Using approaches such as narration or prototyping, create material able to communicate user experience intentions and their potential.
Starting date: ASAP
Duration: 6-10 months
Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with candidate/school in advance.
It is mandatory that applicants are students for the entire period of the internship.