We have an immediate need for an information architect to work on
browser-based and traditional graphical user interfaces.
This is a short-term contract position (8-10 weeks) and will require you to
be on-site at our headquarters. We are located about 30 minutes west of
Boston in Framingham, MA.
The scope of the work consists of creating IA deliverables such as sitemaps
and page flows based on understanding gleaned from existing systems,
prototypes, requirement sessions and ongoing ethnographic user research.
Other assets like low-fidelity wire frames, HTML prototypes and content
maps/labeling systems will created in accordance with in-house standards.
Facilitation of user interface definition sessions by leading teams through
white boarding exercises and discussions might also be needed.
At Staples these IA deliverables are widely used by the business and IS
departments as means of communication and form a part of our development
As the ideal candidate for this position you must have a thorough grounding
in interaction design. You must be able to produce and refine ideas that
work with existing solutions and be able to communicate these ideas easily.
You must also be comfortable working in teams and quickly adapt your working
style to add value to diverse projects.
- Work Samples of wire frames, flows, case studies, etc. that you may
have created for past engagements. (Please zip if more than 1MB)
- Rate. If you are responding as a company, please give a range per
the type of services you offer. If you are an independent feel free to give
a range based on duration of work.
Usability and Information Architecture at Staples
The usability group at Staples supports our retail Stores, catalog
operations and web sites. We are responsible for research and functional
design of both employee and customer interfaces. We tackle a wide variety of
artifacts like web interfaces, packing slips, store signage, green-screens
and marketing materials.