Pearson User Interaction Designer in Centennial, Colorado
User Interaction Designer
Pearson is seeking a superstar Interaction Designer (IxD) to join our growing global UX team. We are charged with designing next generation digital learning experiences for students and teachers. In this role, you will use your strong problem-solving and interaction design skills to collaboratively create the UI components for Pearson’s global digital product line.
We’re looking for someone who wants to use design to change the face of education; someone who can innovate and translate high-level visions into compelling digital experiences. If you have a love of learning, teaching, and digital design, then this is a dream opportunity to join a company with a seriously innovative vision for the future of education. If you are a creative thinker and team player with experience delivering world-class look and feel for both browser based and mobile user experiences, we want you.
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 satisfy 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
Specifying and explaining user experiences to software development teams, to inform 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
Understands the Business of Pearson -Can translate specific market opportunity or customer needs and expectations into product design projects. Has a good understanding of financial opportunities associated with design projects of varying scale, and ensures that UX design teams work within parameters of budget and cost relative to market potential.
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.
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.
The Interaction Designer will deliver some or all of the following, as required by the project:
User interface language
High fidelity prototypes
Design patterns to establish commonality across our digital products
3 years experience creating user interfaces and interaction designs in a technology-centered company
Bachelor degree in HCI, Interaction Design or related discipline
Comprehensive knowledge of common design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, Axure, Balsamiq and OmniGraffle
Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skills
Positive and imaginative approach to problem solving
Multi-tasking across multiple projects in an Agile software development process
Experience applyinguser-centered research, accessibility, and globalization concepts to the design process
Demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, and distributed organization
A portfolio of design examples that demonstrates versatility, creativity, and innovation
Additional Valuable Qualifications
Experience in the educational field
Experience using JIRA
Experience with Web Accessibility and Section 508
Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial
Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122
Organization: Global Product
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 6, 2017
Req ID: 1706225