Information Architect
Razorfish - Austin, TX

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The Information Architect is responsible for developing IA documentation (site maps, transaction flows, sketches, scenarios, wireframes, navigation models) for both web sites and applications. This is not a back-seat support role in addition to collaborating with the Experience Lead, as well as other team members including other Information Architects, Content Strategists and User Researchers, and others from our Creative, Technology and Strategy groups, you will also work closely with the client to present and review IA deliverables. A firm understanding of user-centered design processes and interaction design principles will be crucial to your success here. Ideal candidates will have a healthy sense of humor, and are ready to finally work in a place where they are no longer the smartest person in the room.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Creating the
    information architecture and interaction design for transactional, informational,
    and marketing website
  • Understanding
    target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and translating them into creative
    concepts and functional components
  • Working
    closely with clients to translate business requirements into meaningful
    interactive experiences
  • Leading and/or participating in immersive user research, concept testing, and
    usability testing
  • Developing
    and/or participating in the development of 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 clients
  • Conducting
    competitive audits and market research
  • Developing
    and documenting detailed user experience specifications for highly interactive
  • Participating
    in User Experience thought leadership in both the company and the industry

  • Demonstrated ability to execute on IA of complex transactional interfaces, taxonomies and
    metadata frameworks, and templates for content management systems
  • Demonstrated experience conducting user research and translating user research into design
  • Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions
  • 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
  • High tolerance for ambiguity matched only by your desire to organize it
  • Willingness to travel

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience
  • Up to 2 years’ experience performing information architect related work (or similar role)
  • Degree in a related field, such as Library Science, Industrial Design, Graphic Design,
    Human-Computer Interaction, Technical Communications, English, History, Anthropology, Economics
  • Advanced proficiency in a variety of design tools including Visio and/or InDesign, as
    well as the MS Office Suite

This is a full time opportunity.

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