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Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)


Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems and services that help educators teach with excellence. With its solutions, educators can easily apply research-based, proven practices such as frequent progress monitoring and needs diagnosis, data-informed decision-making, differentiated instruction, and professional collaborations across classrooms, grades, and schools. The company has helped educators address and solve some of the most pressing challenges in teaching and learning. Wireless Generation currently serves more than 200,000 educators and three million students.

 

Senior UX Designers at Wireless Generation work across the user experience domain, including research (user interviews, ethnography, persona development), design (sketching, group ideation, information architecture, interaction design, prototyping), documentation (wireframing and specification writing), and user testing. The candidate for the role will be a User Experience generalist who has experience across all of these skill sets to the development of a wide range of educational products running on a variety of platforms. This includes native and browser-based applications running on handheld devices, tablet computers, and personal computers. The Senior UX Designers will serve as the glue between Product Owners, Product Managers, and the engineers that build the designs, so they need to be able to both discuss and document their designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.

 

Responsibilities of Senior UX Designer:

 

  • Execute user requirements gathering, conceptual modeling, onsite and offsite usability testing and competitive landscape analysis
  • Design and specify user interfaces and information architecture using participatory and iterative design techniques including customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery
  • Produce user requirements specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, prototypes, wireframes, functional specifications, and design specifications
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually
  • Help manage the interaction design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes visual designers, project managers, product strategists, and developers
  • Designers need to be able to both discuss and document their designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences

 


Basic Requirements:

 

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience developing interactive products as an Information Architect, Interaction Designer, Product Designer, User Experience Designer or Usability Engineer
  • Must be able to provide work samples or portfolio of wireframes and/or mock up UX designs

 

Preferred Requirements:

 

  • Well-organized, with attention to detail and excellent follow-through skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and collegiality
  • Keen sense of design aesthetics
  • Proactive and creative problem solver with an intellectual interest in current and new technologies and techniques

 

 

 

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds

 

Wireless Generation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.