Pearson Sr. User Experience Designer in Boston, Massachusetts

Sr. User Experience Designer


At Pearson, we have a once in a generation opportunity to transform teaching & learning to prepare people for a changing economy. The educational ecosystem is changing at a ferocious pace. Our company is changing rapidly. We no longer have the luxury of waiting to see how the market will change; we need to operate differently. Learners today are preparing to enter a world of work in which the skills required for employment are rapidly changing. Lifelong learning & ongoing re-skilling will become a reality for most.

In addition - Technology has changed our expectations of how we live, work, communicate. Learners expect education to be engaging and inspiring. They expect digital learning to be as responsive, fast and effective as the other apps in their pocket - Facebook, iTunes. They expect to have access to learning anytime, anyplace, any device and get help when they need it - Consumer Grade

One of biggest investments is in a new digital platform - the Global Learning Platform - which will fundamentally change the way we design, develop and deliver learning experiences, enabling new business models. Pearson’s Global Learning Platform will provide engaging, responsive, and personalized learning experiences to students everywhere.

Pearson has an opportunity available within the Global Learning Platform program as a Senior Interaction Designer (IxD).

High Level Responsibilities

Define the user experience of our digital products and online applications by developing user interface wireframes, page flow/task flow designs, navigation and information architecture that engage and delight the end user

Collaborate with user researchers to validate and test your ideas

Work with UX designers, prototypers, product managers and engineers to deliver compelling designs to market that achieves user goals and enhance learning and teaching

Successfully present your designs to a cross-functional product team to elicit constructive feedback and actively participate in others’ design reviews

Create user experience documentation to provide guidance to software development teams and oversee the implementation of your proposals

Rationalise and articulate feedback arising from user testing, to explain and contextualise the implied design decisions for product owners, stakeholders and peers

Contribute to the corporate UX design standards and framework

Help guide junior members of the team


Digital Change Maker - Incorporates cutting-edge digital capability into Pearson product offerings. Provides support and guidance in user design conception and execution of specific products, to maximize the digital user experience and create appropriate consistency across Pearson products with minimal guidance. Serves as a digital UX subject matter expert to product development and build teams, to ensure the intended digital experience is achieved through the Pearson products before release to the market.

Efficacy - Ensures, with minimal guidance, that products design allows for embedding of efficacy requirements. Creates, either directly or through teams, learner experiences which are enhanced by efficacy capability. Leverages efficacy and user data from other Pearson products to strengthen product experience and capability for learners and educators.

Collaboration - Member of cross-functional product design and development teams. Can be considered a subject matter expert to the team on matters of effective user experience. Leverages inputs and data from other stakeholders to create an engaging and product appropriate user experience, in accordance with market need and does so with minimal guidance. Responsible to Product Category leaders in designing complex products according to spec, ensuring the appropriate consistency in the Pearson user experience across products.

Learner-Obsessed - Contributes to the design of specific Pearson products with learner needs in mind. Leverages data from market research, Segment leaders and other stakeholders to understand learner desires; embeds these inputs into product user experience design directly with minimal guidance.

Expected Results

The Senior Interaction Designer will deliver some or all of the following, as required by the project:

Conceptual designs

Workflow diagrams

User interface language


High fidelity prototypes

Functional Specifications

Design presentations

Design patterns to establish commonality across our digital products


Requirements7 years experience creating user interfaces and interaction designs in a technology-centered companyBachelor degree in HCI, Interaction Design or related disciplineComprehensive knowledge of common design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, Axure, Balsamiq and OmniGraffleExcellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skillsPositive and imaginative approach to problem solvingMulti-tasking across multiple projects in an Agile software development processExperience applying user-centered research, accessibility, and globalization concepts to the design processDemonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, and distributed organizationA portfolio of design examples that demonstrates versatility, creativity, and innovationAdditional Valuable QualificationsExperience in the educational fieldExperience using JIRAExperience with Web Accessibility and Section 508Excellent visual design skillsUnderstanding of front-end code and current technologies


Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Technology

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 9, 2017

Req ID: 1709205