JOB: Mid-Level User Experience Architect, Central London (Permanent)

22 Jan 2010 - 6:47am
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Tim Ostler

Tribal DDB are looking for a Mid-Level User Experience Architect (Permanent).

About Tribal DDB:

Tribal DDB is the digital arm of DDB. You may know us from sites such
as and, or prominent recent campaigns
such as for VW (still live) and for Hasbro (now ended). Over the next few
months we're anticipating a series of substantial and very interesting
products for our major clients across a range of channels.

Job Description:

User Experience Architect (Mid-Level)

The UX Architect is responsible for designing, developing and
documenting the structure of web sites and applications. Examples of
required deliverables include site maps, user journeys, transaction
flows, schematics, navigation models). In this role, you will be
expected to work collaboratively with a project team and support other
UX and in the execution of all user experience deliverables.

An important consideration is that much of Tribal DDB’s work is on
digital marketing sites, where the emphasis is as much on engaging and
persuading the user as on the organization of information. This means
that a creative design imagination is as important for this role as
are traditional information architecture skills.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:

• Creating the information architecture for marketing,
informational, and transactional websites and other channels
• Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and
translating them into creative concepts and functional components.
• Supporting the team in translating business requirements into
involving interactive experiences.
• Planning, facilitating and documenting immersive user research,
concept testing, and usability testing.
• Developing user personas and scenarios to clarify results of user
research and focus the team’s design efforts on the needs of key
• Collaboratively developing prototypes for demonstration of
concepts to clients.
• Working alongside visual designers to develop user journeys that
motivate users to engage fully with the interactive concept.
• Conducting expert reviews, competitive benchmarking and market research.
• Developing and documenting detailed user experience
specifications for highly interactive interfaces.
• Contributing to the further development of user experience design
as an intellectual discipline both within Tribal DDB and in the wider
professional context.

Required Skills

• Demonstrated ability to execute UX on complex transactional
interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for
content management systems.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
• Experience with user-centred design methodologies.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Client-facing experience within a digital agency.
• Readiness on occasion to extend his/her role to encompass
activities normally associated with other disciplines
• Openness to contributions from other disciplines to the project’s
experience design.

Required Experience

• Role typically requires 3+ years experience as an information
architect, interaction designer, user experience architect or similar
• Degree in a related field, such as Library Science, Industrial
Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Technical
Communications, English, History, Anthropology, Economics.
• Familiarity with Mac OS X and proficiency in a variety of diagram
design tools such as OmniGraffle, Visio or equivalent.

You’ll be an expert at managing relationships and you’ll need
enthusiasm for and strong knowledge of all things digital. We’re after
a confident communicator who is comfortable expressing their opinion
but also knows how to maintain a professional attitude and do what it
takes to keep our clients smiling.

Tribal DDB shares a large friendly building with the rest of DDB on
Bishop's Bridge Road, just north of Paddington Station. Being part of
the creative industry, fun is not just part of our culture, it's also
what we're paid to deliver to the user; so if you have a can-do
attitude and are willing to demonstrate your initiative you can expect
plenty of stimulation in a company that will really develop your

Salary is negotiable. We're looking to fill the position as soon as
possible, although we will of course wait on any notice you may have
to give your current employer.

If you're interested in this position, please contact Jason West
<Jason.West at>, indicating where you saw this message.

Tim Ostler
Deputy Head of User Experience

Tribal DDB London
12 Bishop's Bridge Road
London W2 6AA
T: 020 7258 4661 | F: 020 7258 4613

This information is given in the above email and / or attachment is
provided without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied on
the part of the writer or the Agency.

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