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Experience Designer

Company: Age of Learning
Location: Glendale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of more than 600 individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, developers, artists, writers, designers, engineers, producers, product managers, analysts and marketing experts! Together we develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success.

Our flagship product ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 digital learning product for young children. To-date, more than 30 million children worldwide have completed over 8 billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed specifically to help elementary- and middle-school-aged children learn. It features thousands of engaging Learning Activities-including minigames, books, original animated and live action series, and more-in a fun and safe virtual world. Other Age of Learning programs include immersive English language learning products for children in China and Japan; ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform; and a groundbreaking personalized, adaptive digital learning system that individualizes math instruction for every child through AI-driven technology.

We are committed to helping all children succeed. We provide our educational programs at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations, and have served millions of children through these initiatives. We recently established the Age of Learning Foundation to expand this work globally.

As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we're looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team.

Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated Experience Designer to join Mastery & Adaptive product team. The ideal candidate will be a team player who helps teammates and improves team collaboration with solid UX/UI/IX design skills through strong design thinking artistry.

This position will support our interactive learning products by designing a highly engaging product experience that fits our broader educational ecosystem. As an Experience Designer, you will collaborate closely with our Experience Design lead and product leadership, including the Product Owner, Product Manager, Game Design Lead, and other creative leaders. Along with that, you will work closely with curriculum, design research, data analytics, engineering, and production teams to ensure adherence of the best user experience to the product's vision, providing clear design recommendations for both parents and kids.

This position requires high attention to detail and the ability to balance fun and learning based upon research findings and live data with the goal of creating lasting learning outcomes for young kids.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, design, and own the implementation of fun, engaging features, content, events, and other product experiences that provide meaningful context to both parents and kids utilizing adoptive and recommendation engines.
  • Be the voice and advocate of meaningful design for users and drive user experience through all design thinking phases and product implementation processes to the measurable live-ops functions.
  • Work closely with game design, art, animation, and a cross-functional team on the UX/UI/IX design implementation and iteration on our product experience that engage, surprise, and delight users.
  • Collaborate with design research, data analytics, and other departments to evaluate, engage, retain, and activate our users, and drive design decisions for an efficient, effective product experience that converts users to improve KPIs.
  • Assess and apply both qualitative and quantitative feedback to improve informed design through highly engaging experience tuning across the entire product evangelizing the best practices of experience design.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Visual Design, and Usability Engineering for creating comprehensive UX/UI/IX Design for modern, high-quality cross-platform applications that entertain, educate, and activate users to be learners.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Graphic or Industrial Design, Computer Science, HCI, Fine Arts, or related fields; or equivalent experience with an emphasis on Experience Design and Human Factor.
  • Experience using both qualitative and quantitative research findings and live data to drive functional product design evaluation and iteration for evidence-based design.
  • Strong collaborative skills with the ability to receive and give constructive feedback with strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to change priorities as new opportunities arise.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills to both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Candidates must include a link to their portfolio or provide work samples as part of the application process. For each project, please describe the project, team, your role, and contribution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of contemporary children's media, especially children's educational apps and learning games.
  • Familiarity with working in a scrum/kanban/agile environment.
  • Capability of iterating divergently in low fidelity and refining solutions at high fidelity.
  • Experience designing for Unity for cross-platform design and development.

Age of Learning currently provides:

  • 90% - 100% of health and welfare benefit premiums
  • A 401(k) program with employer match
  • 15 paid vacation days plus 11 observed national paid holidays
  • Team bonding events and a highly collaborative environment
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment in addition to an inclusive and supportive company culture
  • Access to our internal DEI Task Force that focuses on ensuring our products represent all children on a global scale
  • Opportunities for professional growth through professional learning and development programs
  • A temporary 100% remote work environment, due to COVID restrictions, to help ensure the safety of our employees
  • Monthly internet stipend provided due to temporary remote work environment

Keywords: Age of Learning, Glendale , Experience Designer, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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