JOB: Sr. Information Architect/Interaction Designer: Philadelphia-Area: Empathy Lab: Full-time and Contract Available

12 Jun 2008 - 12:55pm
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Jonathan Lupo
2008

DESCRIPTION
Empathy Lab, an interactive agency in suburban Philadelphia, is seeking
senior-level Information Architects for contract and full-time
opportunities. The Information Architect (IA) is responsible for all
aspects of the user-centered design process, from user research through
design implementation. This person will design, lead, and analyze user
research activities and leverage the findings into cohesive site
architectures, wireframes, and functional specification documentation
for web sites and applications. The IA will collaborate closely with
strategists, account managers, designers, and developers to create the
best possible user interactions and task flows while being mindful of
key branding and marketing concerns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Design, lead, and analyze user research and usability testing
initiatives

* Develop personas and scenarios to inform the design process

* Strategize with client and team regarding task analysis and
task completion user flows

* Create content hierarchies, site maps and navigational models
that are aligned with the defined, and/or expected, user experience and
business requirements

* Create wireframes that illustrate site layout, navigation,
controls, and content prioritization

* Articulate user experience issues and concerns and overall
design principles to team members and clients

* Translate complex concepts into interactive experiences
through the design and/or implementation of Web site architectures

* Collaborate with designers on visual comps and provide input
from an information architecture perspective

* Focus on HCI and user centered design principles and uses
these elements as foundation for design solutions and informational
approach

* Consult on any changes to information flow during site build

REQUIREMENTS

* Ability to lead user-centered design initiatives from inception
through implementation
* Ability to collaborate with designers, strategists, managers,
and technologists
* Ability to communicate design rationale to internal team as well
as clients
* Ability to address user needs in the context of business goals,
branding, and requirements
* 5+ years of professional experience as an Information Architect,
User-Experience Architect, or Interaction Designer (agency experience
preferred)
* Bachelors Degree in psychology, design, or computer science
* Extensive experience in information design and user scenarios
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply, please send a resume and work samples (site maps, wireframes,
research plans, etc) to Natalia Framil, Director of Information
Architecture, at nframil at empathylab.com

Jonathan Lupo

VP / Information Architecture | Empathy Lab
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O: 484.382.1313 | M: 215.870.3317
jonathan at empathylab.com <blocked::mailto:jonathan at empathylab.com>

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