Information Architect

frank gruger
2007
Information Architect
May 10, 2010 - 10:01pm
Chicago (downtown), IL
United States
Employer: 
Orbitz Worldwide
From a recruiter: 
Direct employer
Term: 
Full time
How to apply: 
Candidates submit your resume and portfolio to Frank Gruger frank.gruger@orbitz.com
Description: 

An Information Architect at Orbitz Worldwide will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams in planning, designing, defining, testing and advancing the user experience for web-based travel booking, management and marketing products. Information Architects at OWW will work in a highly collaborative environment to ensure that OWW’s user experience adheres to industry best practices, is highly usable, reflects internal standards, utilizes advanced interface concepts, and is in alignment with OWW’s business goals.

 Responsibilities:

·         Lead and promote the user experience process.

·         Create, maintain and continue to evolve the user experience and interactions for OWW online products.

·         Evaluate the scope of projects and provide high-level and detailed estimates for the IA portion of initiatives.

·         Identify, track and recommend solutions for project related issues.

·         Generate detailed project plans for IA portions of initiative in which tasks are appropriately categorized and prioritized.

·         Stay abreast of technical and functional dependencies across multiple initiatives.

·         Work closely with Director of Information Architecture to manage availability, report on status and plan for future efforts.

·         Develop a broad understanding of OWW’s and the competition’s business, technologies and products.

·         Work closely with internal teams to ensure that user experience best practices are promoted.

·         Work closely with internal teams to ensure that they are aware of what is being proposed and that their expertise is utilized when necessary.

·         Work closely with Product Marketing teams to ensure that product requirements are understood, complete and then transformed into user experiences that are sensitive to the user’s needs, the business goals and any the constraints of technology.

·         When necessary, work closely with Product Marketing and Technology teams to develop requirements and use cases through ideation, visual concepts and prototyping.

·         Effectively present proposals, concepts and solutions to internal stakeholders.

·         Work closely with Product Marketing and internal research teams to understand consumer needs prior to efforts and evaluating usability of designs that are both in progress and final.

·         Work with IA team to establish and continue to evolve documentation standards and internal processes.

·         Present finalized and in progress designs to designers, editors, user interface engineers, QA and back-end developers to gather feedback and to assist the efforts of these teams in the development of their project plans, estimates, feasibility assessments and risk assessments.

·         When necessary, create or assist in the creation of both low and high fidelity prototypes for usability evaluations and as a means to gather feedback.

·         Create and maintain documents such as wire frames, flow charts, site maps, screen maps, functional specifications, project plans and template trackers.

·         Plan, participate in, observe and report on usability studies.

 

Candidates submit your resume and portfolio to Frank Gruger     frank.gruger@orbitz.com

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