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User Experience Designer

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Savannah, GA

Oct 25
Job Description

SCAD seeks a UX designer to develop and create effective, engaging and memorable user experiences to enhance the university’s online course offerings.

In this role, you will work closely with writers, instructional designers, media designers and subject-matter experts to design, develop and augment the usability and interactivity of SCAD eLearning courses. In collaboration with the media design team, you will research, develop and test new interactive features and experiences. In addition, you will review new and existing course interfaces to ensure they serve students’ educational needs. Working with the leadership of eLearning, you’ll identify and implement new technologies that expand and enhance the learning opportunities of SCAD students.

The ideal candidate demonstrates exceptional communication skills, especially in regard to articulating design recommendations, and has the ability to design aesthetically pleasing interfaces based on user research and information architecture. Successful candidates will have experience in interaction and functional design of digital environments and products, leading design production and working in cross-disciplinary teams. You should have a minimum of five years of design experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Experience with at least one learning management system, preferably Blackboard, and familiarity with instructional design principles are preferred. You should have a strong portfolio of work that includes all areas of usability experience, engineering and design; prototype development for user testing; and ergonomics analyses, from flows, wireframes and documentation to final graphical display. Familiarity with source code versioning systems such as Git as well as the ability to develop and maintain custom dynamic data visualization systems are essential.

Requirements:
⎯ Bachelor’s degree in UX design, human-computer interaction, computer science or a related field; master’s degree preferred
⎯ Five-plus years of experience in web 2.0 design and technologies, XHTML/CSS/JavaScript and scalable vector graphics

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SCAD

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in 41 majors at locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. SCAD enrolls 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. SCAD’s innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners. In 2014, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top ten universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a survey of Spring 2015 SCAD graduates, 98 percent of respondents reported being employed, pursuing further education, or both, within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit scad.edu.

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