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User Experience Designer III

United States - Texas - Austin

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User Experience Designer III

As a User Experience Designer for Vrbo’s Global Experience Design Group, you’ll work at the intersection of the user, data, technology, and design. You’ll place a deep focus on user insight to help you keenly understand user experience problems and opportunities. That understanding enables you to craft compelling solutions that are intuitive, thoughtful, simple, and delightful. If you thrive in a positive environment where you’re surrounded by an encouraging, hard-working, and passionate design community who inspire each other to take their craft to the next level, then keep reading. 

What you’ll do:

  • Build a solid toolkit of methods for facilitating the gathering and synthesizing of diverse insights in ambiguous problem spaces

  • Influence strategy by articulating a coherent UX vision based on clear problem and opportunity statements

  • Define customer experience success metrics for a project or product area

  • Explore diverse, novel perspectives and design directions by default, and evaluates concepts using appropriate methods to determine the strongest

  • Facilitate idea generation with a variety of partners 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in common visual and interaction design principles and practice, and create appropriate sketches, wireframes, flows, design comps, and prototypes with minimal guidance

  • Bring together different partners with varied perspectives to find opportunities to set goals and increase efficiency across organizational boundaries

  • Actively contribute to design system growth based on use cases. Makes decisions that clarify relationships between patterns and support future flexibility

  • Consistently build clear and compelling materials and narratives explaining design rationale to team and stakeholders using customer, business, or competitive insights

  • Actively seek diverse feedback on design work and anticipate feedback to address it proactively

  • Tailor communications (content focus, style, format, etc.) for different audiences as appropriate

  • Apply and adapt design and research processes to fit needs of project

  • Develop empathy and insights about customers based on data and insights from research and other customer data sources

  • Clearly communicate customer-centric goals when presenting work

Who you are:

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a design-related field (Human Factors, Interaction Design, Graphic Designer) or at least 5 years of professional experience

  • Strong in 2 core skills, capable in 2 others: Interaction/visual design, Information architecture, User research, Facilitation, Prototyping, Technical/Platform knowledge, UX writing, Illustration, Motion design

  • Preferred experience in web, native mobile, product, graphic, interaction, or information design

  • Knowledge in multi-screen layout, final production art, information design, typography, color, composition, flows, and UI specifications

  • Proficiency in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, or other visual design, wire-framing, and prototyping tools

Why join us:   

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are a global travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and bring the world within reach – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.   

  

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares. 

  

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you. 

  

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®,CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia Cruises™ and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit www.expediagroup.com. 

 

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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R-56359

Job Category
Creative/Content Group

Job Function
Content

Location
United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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