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Product Designer

Pearson

London, GBR,UK

Position Title: Product Designer

Department: Workforce Skills

Our Purpose, Vision, Mission and Values

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning. We envision a future where everyone can realise the life they imagine through learning. We create vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We do this by asking why, asking what if, earning trust, delivering quality and making our mark.

Learner at the heart

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

What is the Workforce Skills & Project Aria?

Earlier this year, Pearson created a new ‘Workforce Skills’ division which was established to meet a significant and growing need for skills in the rapidly evolving Workforce market. Pearson has a relatively small presence in the Workforce market today but has a powerful set of assets and capabilities to be applied to the right opportunities.

This design position would work on "Project Aria" a new online suite of project-based experiential learning courses for the most in-demand future-critical skills, slated to launch in Q4 of 2022. You can learn more about the product at www.pearson.com/aria

Requirements:

This role is for a Product Designer, with a few years working experience in a product/web development environment, to work within cross-functional teams supporting the product roadmap whilst making design decisions centred around the needs of our users.

Key Accountabilities:

Advocate for design thinking and UX practices at every stage of product development
Produce engaging and effective solutions for the user
Closely collaborate with the product development teams in an Agile process
Generating artefacts to meet the scope of product requirements and ensuring that the user experience properly integrates with desired Learning Design principles.
Produces designs that can be easily developed within the platform constraints, working together with Engineering teams to ensure development meets UX and Product expectations
Create user flows, wireframes, UI and other UX artefacts as appropriate
Maintain high standards of design quality as well as scalability in design solutions across platforms
Interpreting research data and embedding these inputs into product user interface designs directly with moderate guidance.
Role-specific attributes

Experience designing user flows and wireframes, using Figma, Miro or similar tools
Experience designing high-fidelity mock-ups and prototypes, for mobile as well as web, following best practices and addressing various UI states and scenarios
Working knowledge of Design Systems
Knowledge of WCAG 2.0 accessibility best practices
Proficient in presenting the rationale for your work grounded in data/insights as well as business objectives
Confident working with engineering teams and discussing technical considerations for a variety of devices
Experience in facilitating workshops and ideation sessions with stakeholders is beneficial
A collaborative and flexible attitude to work in multiple team environment
This role is for someone who:

Has atleast few years of experience within a product/web development environment
Has a strong understanding of either design thinking, double diamond or Lean UX process
Has a keen interest in business and user problems
Is lead with design
Is a team player who enjoys collaborating in a multi-functional team across time zones
Is comfortable with the challenge of product constraints, business ambiguity and design pushback
Is the champion for the customer and user needs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.

Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the centre, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

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