Information Architect

Employer
Location
Washington
Posted
Mar 21, 2013
Closes
Apr 20, 2013
Contact
Ms. Erin Myers
Duration
Full Time
You consider architect a verb.

Threespot Information Architects lead the team and the client in articulating the “why” of the project and ensure that implemented solutions balance the goals of both clients and users. Information Architects gather, define, and clarify business and audience objectives. They translate this understanding into documentation that defines tactical solutions to achieve effective and intuitive digital experiences, including multimedia, desktop and mobile websites, web-based applications, and technology solutions. They are analytical thinkers who can visualize and explain the relationships and design implications of strategic decisions.

Because our process at Threespot is fundamentally collaborative, Information Architects must be able to work independently, as well as part of an interdisciplinary team. They work closely with other members of the UX group, Project Managers, Art Directors, and Technical Leads in creating and maintaining the project vision.

Responsibilities: Produce documentation (either independently or in collaboration with other members of the UX team) including concept models, site maps, user requirements, personas, scenarios, and user stories that communicate site/application structure and organization. Create wireframes, prototypes, and functional specifications that detail content hierarchy, component types, and interactions. Communicate findings, ideas, and rationales verbally, visually, and in written form to internal teams and clients. Translate user and stakeholder research into strategic and tactical recommendations. Work collaboratively with entire project team to craft best-fit solutions.

Qualifications: BS/BA degree in psychology, human factors, interactive design, information architecture, library science, anthropology, or related field (MS/MA degree a plus). 3-5 years of experience in related role (agency setting a plus). Knowledge of, and passion for, user-centered design methods and techniques such as audience interviews, personas, heuristic evaluation, card sorting, and surveys. Experience working with structured content and taxonomies (content management systems experience a plus). Proactive, creative, and logical problem solver who can clearly articulate abstract concepts in concrete ways. Solid knowledge of wireframing, prototyping, and/or workflow tools (such as Adobe Creative Suite Applications, OmniGraffle, and Axure). Demonstrated experience producing written and visual information architecture work products. Intellectual curiosity for current and new technologies and techniques. Ability to learn new technologies and acquire domain literacy very quickly.

Measures of Success:
Final product meets business, user, and technical needs.
Thrilled client.
Thrilled project team.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

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