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User Experience Designer, Senior in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

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Job Description

ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. 
ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.
Senior User Experience Designer (UX)
What will I be doing?

As a Senior User Experience Designer at ProQuest, you will apply user-centered design skills and techniques. Working closely with development teams, you will create user interfaces that help people use internet-based research and library management applications easily and effectively.
In this position, you will also..

• Work on complex and challenging projects and enhancements delivering successful outcomes 
• Take lead role on some projects with more than one designer
• Apply user-centered design performing  user research, creating personas, conducting user task analysis, developing process diagrams, use cases, and more
• Partner with business leads to understand desired business outcomes and validate the value and usability of concepts for enhancements
• Consult with software and content developers to understand and accommodate technical constraints and reflect appropriate content format and search functionality in the designs.
• Create high and low-fidelity prototypes to support rapid design iteration and user testing
• Develop wireframes, sitemaps and other design renderings 
• Write brief functional requirements documents
• Perform usability analysis on designs to ensure ease-of-use for target user populations
• Stay current with emerging UI trends, knowledge of interactive landscape (both mobile and web-based), competitors, and complimentary products.
Reasons you should apply...
1. You will work on a diverse offering of products, old and new, developing your skills and increasing your knowledge
2. Working at ProQuest, you’ll feel good about contributing to a team that supports global learning and research
3.  This is your chance to showcase your understanding of functional and visual user experience design 
This job may not be a fit if...
1. You prefer not to work in a fast-paced environment with challenging deadlines
2. You’re a lone-wolf! Working in a team doesn’t suit you
3. You already know everything there is to know about UX
Qualified Candidates must have…
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent training/professional work experience in one of the following areas or a related field:  Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Visual Communications.
• 5 or more years of industry experience in interface design, web design, information architecture, user research or similar field.
• Fluent with design and diagramming tools such as Axure, Visio, or OmniGraffle.
• Experience with development processes, including ability to integrate user centered design practices with an agile development approach.

Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…
• Advanced degree in HCI or similar field.
• Knowledge of accessibility standards and ability to apply best practices in design.
More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
• We hold fun on-site events
• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
• We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)
• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals
At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in designing Gold Star User Experiences, please consider joining our talented team!!


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