Information Architect / User Experience (Toronto) (Contract)

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Information Architect / User Experience (Toronto) (Contract)
June 16, 2010 - 10:57am
Toronto, ON
Large Enterprise Media Outlet
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 I am actively recruiting to fill a UX/IA contract position on behalf of my client (large enterprise media) who is located in mid-town Toronto.  This is a 3 month contract to start, however, there is a very strong possibility of renewal for an additional 3-6 months.  All work (35 hours/wk) will be done on-site. 

The ideal candidate will:

1.  Have a strong background developing complex wireframes for websites.

2.  Come from a User Experience background.

3.  Have experience conducting usability testing.


I have a strong working relationship with the Lead IA who is spearheading the hiring initiative.  I can trigger a face-to-face interview relatively quickly.

You will find the job description below.  Please forward you resume to me for further consideration.


Yassir Kassam




  • Develop interface details (i.e., wireframes) depicting all unique visual elements, including the content, functional, and navigation specifications.
  • Estimate, plan, and lead tracks of Information Architecture work in the development of a quality solution; track progress according to the plan created for the project.
  • Interact with other team members on a daily basis, integrating new requirements and modifying others as a part of on going IA work. Collaborate with manager to develop an IA approach that benefits all stakeholders and come up with estimates for completion time.
  • Assess existing sites/properties for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding with minimal oversight.
  • Develop evaluation criteria based on industry standards and best practices, modifying these to fit the specific objectives and needs of the project; rate and rank sites based on findings.
  • Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes across the different stages of the design.
  • Identify opportunities to create business value and improve the user experience, based on user research; organize opportunities into visually compelling matrices or maps.
  • Execute participatory requirements gathering sessions and participate in debrief sessions (with guidance and oversight); create feature lists from sessions.
  • Conduct, prepare notes, and analyze stakeholder interviews to understand key success factors for a project or pursuit.
  • Create engaging scenarios and develop frameworks describing key aspects of a proposed experience, and how it reconciles business and user needs.
  • Create visually compelling representations of the solution's high-level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e., concept models).
  • Develop visual representations of the organizational structure, hierarchy, and relationships of screens in a site (i.e., site maps) as well as the interactions between the user and the functional modules in the solution.




  • 5 years of industry experience designing usable and engaging web based interfaces. News media and social media experience preferred.
  • Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and techniques.
  • Proficient to expert in: Visio and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with Adobe Design Suite.
  • Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred.
  • Prior experience in UI design for mobile devices a plus.
  • Prior experience with UI testing a plus.
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