JOB: 2 x Snr Information Architects - Full Time - New York - World's Largest Interactive Agency - Recruiter Posting

16 Jan 2007 - 4:00pm
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crispin baynes
2006

Our client is the World's largest interactive agency and is widely
recognized as an employer of choice.

We are currently looking for 2 x IAs in the New York office. These are
contract/freelance roles with the opportunity to go permanent, based on
performance.

A market leading $ hourly rate is available for the right candidates.

The Senior Information Architect is responsible for developing IA
documentation (site maps, transaction flows, schematics, navigation models)
for both web sites and applications. This is not a back-seat support role in
addition to collaborating with the Experience Lead, as well as other team
members including other Information Architects, Content Strategists and User
Researchers, and others from the Creative, Technology and Strategy groups,
you will also work closely with the client to present and review IA
deliverables. A firm understanding of user-centered design processes will be
crucial to your success here.

*Responsibilities:*

· Creating the information architecture for transactional,
informational, and marketing websites

· Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and
translating them into creative concepts and functional components

· Working closely with clients to translate business requirements
into meaningful interactive experiences

· Leading and/or participating in immersive user research, concept
testing, and usability testing

· Developing user personas and scenarios to clarify results of user
research and focus the team's design efforts on the needs of key users

· Collaboratively developing prototypes for demonstration of
concepts to clients

· Conducting competitive audits and market research

· Developing and documenting detailed user experience specifications
for highly interactive interfaces

· Participating in User Experience thought leadership in both the
company and the industry

*Required Qualifications & Experience:*

- 5+ years experience as an information architect, interaction
designer, or experience designer (or similar role)
- Degree in a related field, such as Library Science, Industrial
Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Technical
Communications, English, History, Anthropology, Economics
- Advanced proficiency in a variety of design tools including Visio
and InDesign, as well as the MS Office Suite
- Demonstrated ability to execute on IA of complex transactional
interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for content
management systems
- Demonstrated experience conducting user research and translating
user research into design decisions
- Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design
decisions
- Demonstrated ability to develop big ideas, and execute flawlessly
against them in a highly collaborative environment
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Experience in client services and negotiating business decisions
- High tolerance for ambiguity matched only by your desire to organize
it
- Willingness to travel

Please forward all applications to cb at ripongardens.com or
crispin.baynes at gmail.com and where possible include sample wireframes,
schematics, visio diagrams & ppt presentations along with resumes.

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16 Jan 2007 - 4:07pm
crispin baynes
2006

Our client is the World's largest interactive agency and is widely
recognized as an employer of choice.

We are currently looking for 2 x IAs in the New York office. These are
contract/freelance roles with the opportunity to go permanent, based on
performance.

A market leading $ hourly rate is available for the right candidates.

The Senior Information Architect is responsible for developing IA
documentation (site maps, transaction flows, schematics, navigation models)
for both web sites and applications. This is not a back-seat support role in
addition to collaborating with the Experience Lead, as well as other team
members including other Information Architects, Content Strategists and User
Researchers, and others from the Creative, Technology and Strategy groups,
you will also work closely with the client to present and review IA
deliverables. A firm understanding of user-centered design processes will be
crucial to your success here.

*Responsibilities:*

· Creating the information architecture for transactional,
informational, and marketing websites

· Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and
translating them into creative concepts and functional components

· Working closely with clients to translate business requirements
into meaningful interactive experiences

· Leading and/or participating in immersive user research, concept
testing, and usability testing

· Developing user personas and scenarios to clarify results of user
research and focus the team's design efforts on the needs of key users

· Collaboratively developing prototypes for demonstration of
concepts to clients

· Conducting competitive audits and market research

· Developing and documenting detailed user experience specifications
for highly interactive interfaces

· Participating in User Experience thought leadership in both the
company and the industry

*Required Qualifications & Experience:*

- 5+ years experience as an information architect, interaction
designer, or experience designer (or similar role)
- Degree in a related field, such as Library Science, Industrial
Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Technical
Communications, English, History, Anthropology, Economics
- Advanced proficiency in a variety of design tools including Visio
and InDesign, as well as the MS Office Suite
- Demonstrated ability to execute on IA of complex transactional
interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for content
management systems
- Demonstrated experience conducting user research and translating
user research into design decisions
- Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design
decisions
- Demonstrated ability to develop big ideas, and execute flawlessly
against them in a highly collaborative environment
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Experience in client services and negotiating business decisions
- High tolerance for ambiguity matched only by your desire to organize
it
- Willingness to travel

Please forward all applications to cb at ripongardens.com or
crispin.baynes at gmail.com and where possible include sample wireframes,
schematics, visio diagrams & ppt presentations along with resumes.

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