UX Information Architect

24 Aug 2010 - 6:02pm
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Ryan Lum

 Location: Redmond, WA United States Employer: Greythorn From a recruiter:    Direct employer Term:    Contract  How to apply:    Please email resume to ryan.lum@greythorn.com Description: 

Redmond, WA   12 Months Contract Onsite  
Responsible for creating information architecture documents for applications and user interfaces to be deployed on various platforms ranging from web, desktop (win7 point/click & touch), kiosks, Microsoft Surface and large scale touch & multi-touch hardware. Candidate needs to be able to translate BRDs (Business Requirement Documents) into detailed Information Architecture documents.   Candidate should also have design skills and be able to take a design concept and flush out all necessary content and secondary pages based on an approved design direction.   Candidate should have strong knowledge in writing functionality design specifications, designing and implementing prototypes, mock ups, task analysis, usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational structures, and affinity diagrams, generating user experience interaction ideas, presenting and selling designs to product group, understanding customer needs and motivations and how to integrate them into product design solutions to contribute to user features and functionality.   Candidate will act as consultant to other team leads and may manage external production and design resources.   Qualifications:   5 plus years work related experience required.   Minimum of 2 years of experience in a lead role.   Strong knowledge of user interface and functionality design required.
Strong creative skills and ability to generate design ideas required.   Advanced experience in creating and implementing usability studies, personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational structures, and affinity diagrams is required.
Advanced knowledge of web technologies (i.e. HTML and CSS).
Fluency with standard design software tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) required. Advanced interaction design and web technology skills (i.e. Flash) may be required.
Understanding of the Microsoft Stack and Toolset (Microsoft Expression Suite)
Experience working with rich client or web applications preferred.
Must be familiar with industry standards and trends.
Strong communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Must have ability to own and drive projects.
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.   *** Digital Portfolio must be submitted for review   ryan.lum@greythorn.com

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