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UX Designer, Senior in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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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.


What will I be doing?

As a Senior User Experience Designer, you will be part of ProQuest’s Technology Team working to deliver a best in class experiences with eBooks. In this position, you will apply your user-centered design skills and techniques to drive improvements for our eBook research and library management applications. 


In this position, you will also…

• Partner with business leads to understand desired business outcomes and validate the value and usability of enhancements and new product concepts.

• Drive a user research agenda that helps inform product direction and design activities.  

• Develop wireframes and prototypes to define and validate the user interaction, navigation, and visual design of web-based research applications and ebook reading platforms. 

• Design accessible experiences per ADA Section 508 requirements and W3C WAI guidelines.

• Consult with software and content developers to understand constraints and requirements of content formats and search functionality.

• Convey design elements and interactions to the product development team through brief requirements documents, annotated wireframes, design specifications or user stories.  

• Work closely with the development team to ensure business and user requirements are successfully implemented.


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.

• Strong experience applying user centered design, user analysis techniques, and web and mobile/responsive usability best practices.

• 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.

• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.


It would be awesome if you also had…

• Advance degree in HCI or similar field.

• Ability to create high and low-fidelity prototypes to support rapid design iteration and user testing.

• Knowledge of accessibility standards and ability to apply best practices in design.

• Ability to understand and apply analytics as part of user research.


Other important information about this position:

• This position will be based in ProQuest’s Ann Arbor, MI office location. 

• Occasional travel may be required.

• This position requires weekday attendance with scheduling flexibility available around standard business hours to accommodate clients in alternate geographies and time zones.

• Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.


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

• All employees have access to ProQuest research products including eBooks, genealogy and academic journals


At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in software development and design in a collaborative environment, please consider joining our talented team!




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