Pearson UX Designer in London, United Kingdom

UX Designer

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into digital lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Purpose

This is an user experience and design role in the Pearson Global Product Organisation.

As part of a globally distributed team of UX researchers and designers, you will be based in our purpose-built Experience Lab in Central London. You’ll create vibrant, compelling and efficacious user experiences that combine technology and content in ways that will engage and delight our learners and teachers, across multiple device form factors.

You’ll utilise user flows, storyboards and interactive wireframes and prototypes to support instruction and optimise learning, within a consistent and logical Information Architecture.

Working within a UX team and methodology, you will use an evidence-based approach to interpret and respond to learning objectives provided by Product Development stakeholders, participating in user testing whenever possible, and always iterating your output in response to validation with and feedback from our users.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responding to the goals set out by Product Management and Instructional Designers, develop vibrant and engaging interactive designs which engage new, potential and existing users, by providing experiences which will delight our learners and teachers, driving user engagement

  • Meeting the needs of Agile teams by developing interaction specifications, wireframes, workflow diagrams, interactive prototypes and high-fidelity design deliverables according to the requirements of Product Owners

  • Liaising with market-facing and Learning Technologies stakeholders to utilise evaluation of your work and analytics from products and services, informing and iterating your work across our digital portfolio

  • Working closely with Product and technical product owners, building design pattern libraries to establish consistency within and, where appropriate, commonality across digital experiences on a range of form factors, including desktop and mobile.

  • Specifying and explaining user experiences to software development teams, to inform and oversee the implementation of your proposals and to understand and accommodate constraints where identified by Product Management

  • Rationalise and articulate feedback arising from user testing, to explain and contextualise the implied design decisions for Product Owners, stakeholders and peers

  • Multi-tasking across multiple projects and remaining calm under pressure

Key Relationships

Product Owner, Product Manager, UX Analyst, Instructional Designer, Developer, User Experience and Design Manager

Qualifications

Role-specific attributes:

Flexible — understands user interaction in all contexts and formats

Resourceful — delivers upon requirements quickly and intelligently

Knowledgeable — strong technical understanding

Profile:

  • Qualification(s) or equivalent experience in HCI or a design discipline

  • A minimum of three years experience of developing user interfaces and interaction designs, preferably within an Agile methodology

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of Axure or equivalent prototyping software, Sketch/Adobe CS and Zeplin

  • Skilled in the creation of low, mid and high-fidelity paper and interactive prototypes, from sketches to the delivery of final high-fidelity UI assets

  • Ability to create cross-platform / responsive user interfaces

  • Technical understanding of HTML5, including JavaScript and CSS3

  • Knowledge of cross-platform browser compatibility

  • Ability to rationalise complex data structures into simple UI paradigms

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience working with a range of local and international stakeholders

  • Experience of digital educational content

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Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Technology

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 6, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1805636

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.