JOB: Senior Information Architect/UX Designer, Central London (Temporary) - Tribal DDB London

18 Mar 2009 - 12:22pm
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Tim Ostler

Tribal DDB London are looking for a Senior Information Architect/UX

The position is temporary, and the expected duration is three months.

The Senior Information Architect/UX Designer is responsible for developing
IA documentation (site maps, transaction flows, schematics, navigation
models) for both web sites and applications, and designing interfaces for
rich internet applications. This person must be able to work closely
alongside other team members including other Information Architects, Content
Strategists, User Researchers, and others from our Creative, Technology and
Strategy groups. You must also work closely with the client to develop,
present and review IA/UX deliverables, while ensuring that the interests of
the user are always kept in mind.

Tribal DDB London is one of the most established and successful agencies
around. We are a full-service digital agency that works with our clients to
create ‘Brand Demand’, a business strategy that recognises the importance
and power of today’s consumer. Much of our work is on digital marketing
sites, where the emphasis is as much on persuasion and motivating the user
as on the organization of information.

Tribal is part of the Tribal Worldwide network with 45 offices over 28
different countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. In
2008, Tribal DDB Worldwide was the world’s first digital agency network to
be named Global Agency Network of the Year by Advertising Age. We are also
part of DDB UK, which The Sunday Times recently identified as one of the 100
best places to work in the UK.

Our clients include: Volkswagen, Philips, ExxonMobil, GSK, The Guardian and

Senior Information Architect/UX Designer Core Duties/Responsibilities:

• Creating the information architecture for marketing, informational,
and transactional websites
• Designing interfaces for rich internet applications
• Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and translating
them into creative concepts and functional components
• Working closely with clients and fellow team members 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
• Conducting competitive audits and market research
• Developing and documenting detailed user experience specifications for
highly interactive interfaces

As a Senior Information Architect/UX Designer you will ideally have:

• Demonstrated ability to execute on IA of complex transactional interfaces,
taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for content management
• Demonstrated experience conducting user research and translating user
research into design decisions
• Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design
• 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
• Readiness on occasion to extend your role to encompass activities normally
associated with other disciplines
• Openness to contributions from other disciplines to the project’s
information architecture or interaction design
• Typically 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,
Anthropology, Economics
• Advanced proficiency in a variety of design tools including
Omnigraffle, Visio or equivalent, as well as the MS Office Suite

You’ll be an expert at managing relationships and you’ll need enthusiasm for
and strong knowledge of all things digital. We’re after a confident
communicator who is comfortable expressing their opinion but also knows how
to maintain a professional attitude and do what it takes to keep our clients
smiling. Being part of the creative industry, fun is not just part of our
culture, it's also what we're paid to deliver to the user; so if you have a
can-do attitude and are willing to demonstrate your initiative you can
expect plenty of stimulation in a company that will really develop your

We are currently located on Bishop's Bridge Road just north of Paddington
Station, although we will be moving to another central
London location some time later this year.

We're looking to fill the position as soon as possible. If you're
interested, please contact Jason West
<Jason.West at>, indicating where you saw this message.

Tim Ostler

Senior Information Architect
Tribal DDB London

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