[JOB] Information Architect, New York City

15 Mar 2006 - 1:13pm
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Beau Gould
2006

[JOB] Information Architect, New York City

My client is looking for an Information Architect who works to translate business rules and practices into functional requirements for large, media-rich, web-based projects. You will use your IA disciplines including UI Design, Usability and Strategy to create novel user experiences. A specific understanding of how UI designs interact with backend data is also important, as you will be responsible for authoring documentation that serves as the blueprint for design and project development. They are looking for talented, energetic and enthusiastic individuals who aspire to be leaders in the technology and web application fields. They are seeking an individual who will contribute to the overall strategic and creative vision of a project.

Major Responsibilities
•Define and design user experiences, interaction models, interface, usability research, workflow, and information architecture as they relate to the cognitive flow of information for various types of projects.
•Develop guidelines and standards for consistent and scalable web applications development while balancing the needs of users, sponsors and designers.
•Create navigation, searching and organization systems for web based software applications through wireframes, sitemaps, experience flows and inventories.
•Work with Art Directors, ActionScript developers and graphic designers to improve and refine product visual design and consistency, creating and testing prototypes.
•Communicate with peers and management in relation to IA deliverables and the relationship to specific projects.

Requirements
•A strong knowledge of user interface design principles, human factors, user centered design processes, interaction design guidelines, usability methodologies, industry standards and trends, platform standards, and software development.
•Responsible for developing navigation and interaction methods, site/content architecture maps and user flow diagrams, detailed wireframes and specifications that describe page-specific navigation, content and functionality.
•Must understand and employ a client-centered approach, have an excellent track record designing UI for consumer applications •3-5 years of agency experience.
•Experience developing branded user experiences, such as websites and games.
•Extensive experience with site map, user flow diagrams and schematic development
•Experience with usability testing and heuristic evaluation.
•Experience conducting and/or observing user research and translating user research into design decision/revisions.
•Strong knowledge of IA tools, specifically: Omnigraffle, MSVisio, and MSOffice. Knowledge of HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript is a plus.

This position is full time, on-site in New York City. Candidates must be tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) residents and be authorized to work in the USA (Citizen/GC holder)

Please submit your resume and a paragraph highlighting your relevant experience as it pertains to this job along with your salary requirements to beau at superiorss.com

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