JOB: Information Architect, LA/SF area, IGN Entertainment, Full Time

27 Nov 2007 - 7:28pm
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Eugene Kim

Hi folks, please email me directly at ekim[at]ign[dot]com if you're interested in this position--thanks! - Eugene

Information Architect
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc.
Location: Greater San Francisco or Los Angeles area

IGN has an immediate need for a highly motivated, full-time Information Architect. This person will be responsible for identifying and documenting the functional aspects, behaviors and standards of IGN's websites.

• Create clean and concise wireframes, use cases, site maps, flow diagrams, screen prototypes and other artifacts to describe the intended user experience
• Participate in project definition and review activities with program managers and business stakeholders
• Visualize concepts quickly and cleanly through sketching and other rapid prototyping methods
• Define site architecture and navigation that serves as a blueprint of the site upon which all other aspects are built
• Moderate and prepare documents for usability tests, including test plans, scenarios and questionnaires
• Participate in user studies to understand user behaviors/preferences and build, from this understanding, informed user interface solutions
• Participate in formal and informal design critiques
• Work collaboratively with designers to develop interface functionality
• Scope, develop and understand development / engineering leads to determine efficacy of a given solution
• Participate in quality assurance checks during production

• Bachelor's, Masters degree or equivalent work experience in HCI, Information Science, design disciplines (industrial, graphic, instructional, architecture), or other relevant field
• 2+ years of experience as either a Junior Information Architect, or a member of an interactive design team.
• Highly demonstrable skills creating user flows, sitemaps, wireframes, screen prototypes and functional specifications
• Working knowledge of User Centered design principles and practices
• Ability to research, understand and organize specialized content
• Experience working on large, complex sites
• Experience and/or interest in mentoring others
• Excellent writing, speaking, presentation and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in Visio, Word, and Photoshop
• Solid understanding of HTML & CSS

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