JOB: Information Architect, Boston

26 May 2006 - 5:29pm
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Melissa Goldstein

This position is for Arnold Worldwide in Boston, MA. Applicants should
submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Karen Strasser at
kstrasser at Applicants selected for an interview should be prepared
to submit work samples (or online portfolio), and any other important
information that demonstrates strong potential for success in this position.

Information Architect
The Information Architect works closely with a Sr. Information architect to
translate business rules and practices into functional requirements for
large, media-rich, web-based projects. Merging various disciplines such as
UI Design, Development, Usability, Strategy, Systems Integration, and
Information Science, you are responsible for executing the structure and
user experience of the project. You will author the documentation serving as
the blueprint for site development, manage content, and provide day to day
support for interactive projects.

Must have 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.

Must have excellent analytic and communication skills and the ability to
work and lead in a team environment.

Must have knowledge of IA tools, specifically: MSVisio , and MSOffice;
ideally, Omnigraffle. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
HTML, DHTML, XML, Java, Dreamweaver, and/ or Macromedia Director is a plus.

Must understand and be able to review usability test feedback

Must understand and employ a customer-centered approach, have an excellent
track record designing consumer applications UI; and a good understanding of
web-based applications.

Must have the ability to design navigation, labeling, searching and
organization systems for web applications development, to conduct user
experience testing, to conceptualize information systems design and
translate into interface requirements and make design recommendations based
on usability findings and standard design practices.

Accountable for the creation, presentation and validation of information
architecture deliverables: conceptual diagram, content inventory, navigation
maps and wire frames

Portfolio of flowcharts/hierarchy maps, blueprints

Minimum BS/BA degree required, ideally with multidisciplinary backgrounds
such as psychology, computer science, information sciences,
commerce/business Library Science, Human Computer Interaction.

3+ years of experience in web information architecture and/or development of
websites in a professional development environment, experience in IA/IA
consultant role on corporate websites, preferably with dynamic, content
managed sites.

Melissa Goldstein
101 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Ma 02199
mgoldstein at

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