JOB: Information Architect/UX Designer - Bridgeline, New York, NY - Full Time

11 Dec 2007 - 11:04am
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Miguline
2007

Bridgeline - New York works with many large financial institutions in
creating innovative and effective user experiences. We have an
opportunity for a person well versed in interactive application design
with a desire to work in a dynamic environment with progressive
organizations.

Contact: Michael Matteo (mmatteo at bridgelinesw.com)

Essential Job Functions:

* Works with customers to understand their business models and goals and
helps define strategy, content, and features.

* Analyze audiences and their information and functional needs

* Researches and analyzes industry trends and competitor sites and
strategies

* Define site architecture and navigation that serves as a blueprint of
the site upon which all other aspects are built - form, function,
metaphor, navigation and interface, interaction, and visual design.

* Document solution with goal definition, audience segmentation, usage
scenarios, competitive analysis, sitemaps, page level wireframes, usage
diagrams, and content outlines.

* 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 and developers to develop
interface functionality

* Scope, develop and understand development / engineering leads to
determine efficacy of a given solution

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired:

* 3 years experience directly related to developing information
architecture for complex web solutions. Professional services industry
experience is strongly preferred

* Strong knowledge of site design, usability principles, issues and
techniques

* Ability to analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting
them

* Organization of large bodies of information into a logical and easy to
use presentation layer

* Usability test design and implementation

* Strong presentation and negotiation skills

* Strong client facing skills and experience in managing conflicts with
clients

* Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and organization skills

* Understanding of e-business architectures, strategies, and business
models and commercial experience successfully completing the IA that
supports those models.

* Degree work in human factors, information design, industrial design or
related area strongly preferred
* Good understanding of the financial services industry and

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