This full-time position is with Sears Holdings Online Business Unit
User Experience Group. Please submit your application at http://www.searsholdings.com/careers/
and use the requisition ID: 64061BR to locate this position.
Job Title: Information Architect
Business: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Location: Hoffman Estates and Downtown Chicago
Sears Holdings is seeking an experienced Information Architect to
join our User Experience Team.
During the closing plenary of the IA Summit on Sunday, Jesse James
Garrett said that âInformation Architecture is not a profession â¦
and neither is Interaction Design â¦ we have and always will be User
Experience Designersâ. Iâm paraphrasing a little from memory (the
podcast isnât out yet) - but the gist is there.
Iâm a big believer in this viewpoint (and I chaired the IA Summit
Today I'm struggling with an issue I'm hoping you can help with. We are
trying to rename the section of a very large, multi-language, retail site
that contains user-generated content (blogs, wikis, forums, etc.) because an
executive does not like that it is currently called "Community". Yes, I know
this is not why you should mess with site nomenclature but welcome to my
I'm sorry I don't have any research to support these comments, but on
a gut instinct level, I don't think clicking in the top navigation to
activate the drop-down menus is good usability. Especially if
sometimes when you click, you get taken to another page.
I assume that on the pages with the drop-down, you'd have to repeat
the parent page name if there is one, so that users can then click to
go there. This sounds confusing.
I am wondering what people use for terminology regarding sitemaps/interaction flows in regards to communicating deliverables to people who don't have an interaction design/information architecture background. I am using sitemaps/interaction flows both and I find that the PM's are getting confused on what the terminology is, so I just want to settle on one term to simplify things for them.
I always associate site maps with "content" and associate interaction flows with "application design" or "transactions".