Job Posting: K12, Inc. Information Architect (McLean, VA, Full Time)

6 Dec 2005 - 10:31am
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K12 Information Architect

K12, Inc. – a leading provider of rich, stimulating educational
environments for students from kindergarten to high school – is looking
for a talented, inspired Information Architect to join it’s growing
creative team that designs the digital user experience of business and
learning systems.

As a part of our team, you would create experiences via a user-centered
process that includes the research and development of goal and task
models, usage scenarios & patterns, and elegant solutions for interaction,
navigation, and labelling. Additionally, you’d play a critical role in
crafting broader interaction models between our digital products, K12
internal staff, teachers and principals of it’s schools, and – most
importantly – our students.

• Employ a user-centered methodology to create a functional vision and
documented artifacts to meet the needs of both product users and
• Design product functionality, navigation flows, site architecture plans,
wireframes, user interface design, and functional specifications for the
presentation layer.
• Coordinate regularly with teammates on the creative team to ensure
product remains true to the user experience design throughout the product
development life cycle.
• Communicate solutions and progress to business owners, creative
directors and managers, usability engineering, project management, and
software engineering teams.
• Collaborate with visual designers and other information architects on
large initiatives.

• Ability to communicate effectively with members of a diverse
multidisciplinary team.
• Ability to keep the big picture, the vision, in mind with attending to
the details required for organization structure and day-to-day problem
• Must be highly creative, technically savvy, self-motivated, conceptual
• Extensive understanding of innovative graphical user interface design,
information design, interaction design, and in particular, the design of
complex frameworks for dynamic, database-driven content.
• Solid understanding of and experience designing for presentation layer
technologies including XHTML/CSS/JS and Flash.
• Excellent written, oral and diagrammatic communication skills.
• Highly desirable: Experience with design for ecommerce, search systems,
inventory management, or content management systems.

BA in human-computer interactions, product design or related fields.

Work Experience
Five plus years experience in one or more of the following areas:
information architecutre, information design, interaction design, user
interface design, or software application design.

Technical Skills
Adept with relevant design and information flow software including Visio,
Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML development.

• Must show work samples via online or hardcopy portfolio.
• Be prepared to demonstrate the processes and problem solving techniques
you’ve personally employed to design each online experience.

Contact Information
Alison Wilcox
Systems and Technology
K12, Inc.
8000 Westpark, Suite 130
McLean, VA 22102
awilcox at

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