The information Architect provides positive user experience by planning and designing the information structure for websites and web applications. This position focuses on the target audience, the technologies that are used to create the sites and the actual information on the site. An Information Architect will organize information and design strategies using data from usability testing on how users interact with a company’s communications systems. They also must be able to coordinate with Web Producers and creative and production departments to implement their strategies.
- Ability to problem solve, Multi-task, analyze, and plan strategic information
- Ability to assist in the development and implementation of content on websites.
- Ability to coordinate and integrates the work of writers and designers to help produce a final layout compatible with corporate standards.
- Ability to collect, produce, and edit website material to maintain and improve the quality of information provided.
- Ability to works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role while being closely managed.
- Ability to translate user behavior into media structure, craft interactive experiences, produce workflow diagrams and other production materials, as well as organize information into site maps, to name few job duties.
- Must be able to coordinate with Web Producers and creative and production departments to implement their strategies.
- Required understanding of web production software, such as Visio, Dreamweaver, Office and Photoshop is required.
- Ability to present technical information
- Identifies user requirements by researching and analyzing user needs, preferences, objectives, and working methods; studying how users consume content, including data categorization and labeling; meeting with focus groups.
- Plans information architecture by studying the site concept, strategy, and target audience; envisioning architectural scheme, information structure and features, functionality, and user-interface design; creating user scenarios; preparing data models; designing information structure, work-and dataflow, and navigation; evaluating information representation; conducting creative meetings.
- Organizes information by translating user behavior into media structure and elements; crafting interactive experiences; producing workflow diagrams, user scenarios, flowcharts, and storyboards; preparing interaction specifications, navigation rules, organization of information, and site maps; coordinating with business, technology, visual, structural, editorial, cognitive, and brand strategists.
- Implements information architecture by preparing paper and interactive prototypes and mockups including page layout and navigational elements; coordinating with Web Producer and Production Developer to integrate site concept, visual design, writing, interface, and navigational structure; documenting structure and processes.
- Validates information delivery by developing and completing usability test plans; evaluating traffic patterns; studying user feedback; coordinating with Usability Specialists.
- Updates job knowledge by tracking research regarding web design and usability; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
- Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- A degree in information technology, MIS or Engineering is generally preferred
- A strong portfolio is also considered beneficial
- Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.
$30.00 – $40.00 / Hour + Optional Benefits
Job Types: Temporary, Contract
Salary: $30.00 to $40.00 /hour
- software development: 1 year (Preferred)