Have you ever thought how to make websites or digital products better? Have you ever enjoyed navigating guests in new places? Have you ever enjoyed technical writing, while thinking of your future customers? Have you ever been told that you are a great marketer or communicator?
If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, you might have a talent of information architect. This talent pays!
Information architecture (IA) is the art and science of organizing and labeling data including: websites, intranets, online communities, software, books and other mediums of information, to develop usability and structural aesthetics. (source: wikipedia.org)
IA is an emerging discipline. People with talent or experience in User Experience (UX) design, technical writing, and marketing could consider transitioning to Information Architects.
According to indeed.com, Information Architect's average salary is $120K in the Washington, DC area.
Join us to discover what Information Architects do. A brief introduction will be followed by a mockup/wireframe workshop and a recruiting event.
Ihar Irkho and Lacey Irvin lead this extensive live, face-to-face, computer-based training. Your individual work shall take about a half of the training time and discussions will take the rest.
When you RSVP, we confirmed your physical seat, not a virtual one (once again, this training is a computer-based one!). To get your training credentials, please create your public profile (if you haven't done so yet) and send your link as instructed at
About the presenters
Ihar Irkho is the Information Architect and Product Development Manager for The Economic Group. Prior to this position, he worked for Bratskaja Shkola (Belarus), the Ural Federal University (Russia), and the US Marine Corps (US). He created wireframes for several products including eng.kof-palitra.ru, mcclinics.com, eng.hsrail.ru, maxler.net, eng.kommunarka.by and advised web development agencies in Russia and the US.
Lacey Irvin is the owner and principle writer for comeupweb.com. She was noted for her efforts in the Hurricane Katrina devastation with the 2005 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award for a donation drive of undergarments for Katrina victims. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Pelican Players College Scholarship, a scholarship awarded to 4 out of over 20,000 students in Hillsborough County who excel in creative performance.
About further training in Information Architecture
If you are interested in Information Architect jobs, The Economic Group trains novices to hire.
The Economic Group's training in information architecture lasts for 2-5 months depending on individual learners. 100% of tuitions are paid by potential employers; some stipends are available. Best graduates are planned to be employed within or after the training.
About the venue
This particular event is a part of Pentagon City Microsoft store outreach, offering a variety of free events and services in the store theater. From private group training sessions with guest speakers to concerts and meetings, the theater space is an ideal environment for your next event. Contact LaSone Barber, Community Development Specialist at [masked] to organize your event.
The Microsoft Store kindly provides us with presentation equipment, space, free wi-fi, if needed, Surface Pro computers (you are welcome to bring your device), and, very importantly, Friends and family discounts. When you are a participant of community events, you can receive 10% off software and 5% off just about everything else in the store.
And please don't forget to let the Microsoft employees know we appreciate their service. Microsoft will also appreciate your feedback at http://www.microsoftfeedback.com. Thank you!