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[JOB] UX Information Architect - Boston, MA

From: user 2.
Sent on: Thursday, December 22, 2011 10:27 PM
This is a long term, 100% on-site, contract UX Information Architect
position located in Boston, MA paying $60.00 to $75.00 per hour. More $
possible for exceptional candidates. No telecommuting allowed. US
Citizens or Green Card holders only please. Local candidates only. Full
company details provided to qualified applicants. Thank you.

Job Summary: 

The UX Information Architects is responsible for the navigation,
organization, interaction design, and business/user process engineering
for leading-edge Web solutions, software, and mobile
devices/applications­. You will apply user-centered design methods to
translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities
into world-class user experiences for leading companies. As a
senior-level practitioner, you will be expected to lead small tracks of
work, work directly with clients, and drive a point of view for the
end-user facing solution. We look for people who are passionate about
what they do, and thrive working with other smart people to solve the
toughest design challenges.
 
Key Responsibilities: 
 
* Assess existing sites/properties for usefulness, usability, visual
design, content, and branding with minimal oversight. 
* Develop evaluation criteria based on industry standards and best
practices, modifying these to fit the specific objectives and needs of
the project; rate and rank sites based on findings. 
* Lead participatory design/user testing sessions (with oversight and
direction) and identify and document meaningful patterns from the
findings; provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on
findings. 
* Utilize low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, and high-fidelity prototypes
across the different stages of the design. 
* Prepare, conduct, and analyze behavioral in-context research events
into meaningful themes, categories, and visually compelling frameworks
and behavioral models (with guidance and oversight). 
* Identify opportunities to create business value and improve the user
experience, based on user research; organize opportunities into visually
compelling matrices or maps. 
* Execute participatory requirements gathering sessions and participate
in debrief sessions (with guidance and oversight); create feature lists
from sessions. 
* Conduct, prepare notes, and analyze stakeholder interviews to
understand key success factors for a project or pursuit. 
* Lead development of personas/segmentatio­ns based on research findings;
integrate personas/segmentatio­ns with related deliverables such as
opportunity maps. 
* Create engaging scenarios and develop frameworks describing key
aspects of a proposed experience, and how it reconciles business and
user needs. 
* Create visually compelling representations of the solution's
high-level interaction, navigation, and organization design (i.e.,
concept models). 
* Develop visual representations of the organizational structure,
hierarchy, and relationships of screens in a site (i.e., site maps) as
well as the interactions between the user and the functional modules in
the solution. 
* Develop screen details (i.e., wireframes) depicting all elements on a
unique screen type, including the content, functional, and navigation
specifications. 
* Estimate, plan, and lead tracks of Information Architecture work in
the development of a quality solution; track progress according to the
plan created for the project (e.g., conduct design reviews and creative
status meetings as needed). 

Job Requirements: 

* Bachelor's degree preferred in design-related discipline: Interaction,
Information or Interface design; Human-Computer Interaction; Design
Planning; Graphic Design; Communications. 
* 3-5 years of industry experience. 
* Candidates must be versed in user-centered design methods and
techniques. 
* Proficient to expert in: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Visio,
Microsoft Office.   
* Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills. 
* Excellent verbal and written skills. 
* Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously. 
* Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams. 
* Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred. 
* Prior experience in UI design for mobile devices a plus. 

If you are interested in this job, please submit your RESUME and HOURLY
requirements to opensourcestaffing|A­T|gmail.com 

Thank you, 
Beau J. Gould 
------------------ 
Open Source Staffing 
http://opensource...­ 
opensourcestaffing|A­T|gmail.com 
Twitter: ossjobs





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