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Principle UX Designer

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Our top education client is devoted to creating affordable, personal, and accessible solutions for learners and teachers at every stage of their journey. Their wide range of effective and engaging solutions –ranging from Assessment to Online Learning Solutions provide boundless opportunities for all users by supplying rich data to inform instruction and offering innovative curriculum to prepare learners for college, careers, and a lifetime of learning. 


The User Experience team is seeking a highly-motivated Principal UX Designer to conceive and develop exciting new opportunities to differentiate the company's learning experience in digital space. As a key leader in the UX team, Principal UX Designer will be responsible for building overall mobile and web user experience for legacy platforms and gadgets with primary focus on delivering standard design language and patterns, working alongside a world class in-house creative team who are responsible for product design solutions that span across all of the education product portfolio. S/he is to drive platform and gadget design initiatives, facilitate user experience design activities and workshops, and effectively present concepts and strategies to stakeholders and leadership to socialize innovative and intuitive experiences.

 
Essential Responsibilities 

  • Help to define the vision & identity for learning services legacy platforms and gadgets 
  • Work with product managers, technical leads, product design leads, and research analytics teams to identify the user experience for legacy platforms and gadgets and articulate them in visual design requirements and specifications for use by internal and external teams 
  • Deliver platform and gadget style guide and design standards, while supporting rapid iteration of ideas via mock-ups and prototypes, or other methods as needed 
  • Contribute and assist in building and managing a platform & gadgets design pattern library that helps keep Pearson products unified and cohesive 
  • Lead brainstorming sessions and visual design reviews for UX team 
  • Effectively present UX team’s prototyped concepts in both ad-hoc and formal presentations to diverse audience ranging from senior leaders to stakeholders, agency employees, and vendors 
  • Apply digital best practices to all assignments, including the definition of internal design UI standards within the mobile & web space 
  • Stay on the cutting edge of what’s new in user experience, identifying opportunities to and experimenting with applying new interaction and graphic patterns to legacy platforms and gadgets 
  • Give technical guidance and mentor Sr. and intermediate UX Designers as well as other creatives 
  • Ensure design production is efficient and deliver at the highest quality in accordance with UX’s best practices and processes 
  • Contribute to the future direction of UX Design with the larger Creative Design and UX community 
  • Location preferably in Hoboken, NJ 


Qualifications And Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in User Centered Design/Human Centered Design, Communication Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, or related discipline or equivalent experience required; Master’s preferred 
  • 8 years of experience in UX design 
  • Expert knowledge of user experience design planning processes 
  • Expert information architecture, Interaction design, visual design skills on multi-platforms 
  • Design experience in web, mobile, tablet, and/or desktop software 
  • Experience relying on analytics and data to shape UX decisions 
  • Proficiency with design tools (Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, Axure, and other design software) 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships 
  • A strong portfolio of innovative design work that demonstrates proficiency in interaction and visual design


 

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