UX Designer at Cengage in Boston, MA
Jul 21, 2010 13:19 PDT
UX Designer at Cengage in Boston, MA
We’re adding to our dynamic, creative UX team. Here’s a link to a posting
for a job that could be a great fit for a member of Boston CHI:
Here’s what it says:
The Cengage ADP team is seeking a User Experience Designer with experience
in the academic market designing online learning. This position plays a key
role in designing next-generation products, particularly for the web/mobile
software market. You will be part of a team that is designing highly
scalable, next-generation, feature-rich, digital learning and e-publishing
solutions for the academic market. This position currently reports directly
to the Principal Web Interface Developer.
- Conduct and present research on user needs and emerging trends.
- Design learning flows and interactions based on a deep understanding of
21st-century students and instructors.
- Collaborate with subject-matter experts on the design of
discipline-specific instructional strategies.
- Represent best practices and emerging research in web-based learning,
user experience, and relevant technologies throughout the product and
project design process.
- Conduct user research and informal usability studies of prototypes and
- Facilitate design strategy development by balancing the needs of
diverse stakeholders to craft product decisions and user requirements.
- Create, document and promote templates, guidelines, and standards for
content, interactivities, and interfaces.
- Participate in and work closely with product managers, designers,
software architects/developers, QA analysts, etc., as well as in broader
cross-functional product lifecycle management initiatives.
* Qualifications *
The ideal candidate will possess demonstrable experience in the following
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in human-computer interaction,
instructional design, or related discipline.
- Minimum 2 years in user-experience design, or in instructional design
and user research.
- A portfolio that shows proven experience in designing creative,
learning-related interactions and interfaces
- Experience storyboarding, wire framing, prototyping, user testing, and
designing documentation for information-architecture flow.
- User research, usability testing and accessibility issues.
- Passion for and demonstrated knowledge of user-centered design.
- Experience designing online learning is a plus.
- Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, coordinate, and implement multiple
* Highly Desired** Skills/Experience*
We are especially interested in candidates with specific domain knowledge in
one or more of the following areas:
- Industry experience (education technology, e-learning, online
publishing, higher education, or similar)
- Familiarity with challenging areas of online learning such as student
engagement and retention, adaptive learning, remediation, higher-order
levels of thinking, online formative and summative assessment,
social/collaborative learning, instructional systems design.
- Utilizing a broad range of interactive, creative and intuitive
instructional methods as appropriate, such as rich media for learning,
simulations, games, and interactive case studies.
- Experience designing and/or implementing large-scale, web-based,
educational software solutions such as academic, corporate or public
learning systems or services
- Mobile interface design across a fast-emerging set of mobile
- Experience working with subject-matter experts in technology, science,
math, engineering, business, or similar disciplines.
- Expertise in accessibility issues for online application.
We’d love to have this posted for Boston CHI members! If you have any
questions, please let me know.
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