JOB: Interaction Designer / Information Architect -- Washington, DC / AKQA

4 Aug 2008 - 4:21pm
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Cinnamon Melchor
2006

Company: AKQA
Title: Interaction Designer / Information Architect
Location: Washington DC

AKQA is a global digital communications agency. We've been at it for
almost 15 years, but the ideas are as fresh as ever. Exactly what we
do varies a lot from client to client. If we have to sum up what we do
for clients like Ubisoft, ESPN, Borders Books, and the U.S. Postal
Service, it's that we create meaningful interactions between our
clients and their customers. Our work wouldn't work and outstanding
clients wouldn't keep calling if we didn't have talented people
delivering strong ideas.

Opportunity:
AKQA's Washington DC office has an immediate need for a dedicated and
talented interaction designer/information architect. We're looking for
a creative thinker with a background in human factors, user experience
and usability practices to help maintain and enhance a large
government web site. This position is in the mid-level pay range and
will be located on the client's site in downtown DC. It's a fast-paced
environment with a high degree of client interaction.

Responsibilities:
- Generate wireframes, user flows and site maps that capture
requirements, embrace usability best practices, and communicate fresh
approaches
- Collaborate closely with the client, designers and technologists to
design web site features, functionality and applications
- Explain concepts to clients in person and on paper
- Always be an advocate for users, consistently defending their needs and wants
- Keep apace with the latest perspectives on user experience

Ideal candidate will have:
- 3 yrs of web experience with at least 2 years of user experience
and/or IA work
- Strong understanding of usability and user experience best practices
- Understanding of technical limitations and CMS-driven environments,
as well as the U.S. Rehabilitation Act compliance (Section 508)
- Creative problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail
- Experience in IA and design tools: Visio and/or Illustrator/Freehand
- Strong written communication skills

To apply, please email your resume and examples of your work to:
suellen.schlievert at akqa.com

EOE

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