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UX Intern in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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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.

UX Intern (Part-time)

What will I be doing?

As an UX Intern you will be working with fellow team members to schedule and conduct user interviews for various projects, helping to synthesize feedback from those user sessions into actionable recommendations, participate in UX design projects at various points in the process (sketching, brainstorming, wireframing, prototyping, visual design).

In this position, you will also…

  • Consult with software and content developers to understand and accommodate technical constraints.
  • Develop wireframes, sitemaps, and other design renderings which define the user interface form, function, navigation, interaction, and basic screen layout as needed.
  • Perform usability analysis to ensure ease-of-use for target user populations.
  • Write brief functional requirements documents, annotated wireframes and/or user stories to convey design elements and interactions to the product development team as needed.
  • Work closely with the team implementing the designs to ensure business and user requirements have been met.
  • Perform accessibility audits and ensures designs meet accessibility standards per ADA Section 508 requirements and W3C WAI guidelines.
  • Actively participate in regular design reviews and provides and receives constructive feedback.

Three Reasons you should apply...

  1. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and be a contributing member of a global User Experience team
  2. You will have the opportunity to tackle real UX/UI challenges and potentially have your designs be part of our actual products in the market
  3. You will be asked to lead projects and run interview sessions with real customers and users

This job may not be a fit if...

  1. You are too focused in one area of User Experience design and aren’t willing to be open to contribute to other areas and support the team where necessary
  2. Don’t have a passion for visual design and a creative perspective to problem solving

Qualified Candidates must have…

  • Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an accredited school and have completed 24 semester hours prior to the start of the internship.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. 
  • Exposure to user centered design, user analysis techniques, and web and mobile usability best practices.
  • Familiarity with Visio, OmniGraffle or Axure.

Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…

  • Basic understanding of capabilities and limitations of web technologies (HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, etc.).
  • Familiarity with design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to present designs and defend rationale.
  • Familiarity with usability analysis and testing methods.
  • Familiarity with applying analytics and usage data as part of user research. 

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 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 your work and enjoy being challenged to do exciting work, in a dynamic, cutting edge environment, please consider joining our talented team!!



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