User Experience Architect

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The UI Architect is responsible for all aspects of the user-centered design process, from user research through design implementation. You will design, lead, and analyze user research activities and leverage the findings into cohesive site architectures, wireframes, and functional specification documentation for web sites and applications. You will collaborate closely with strategists, account managers, designers, and developers to create the best possible user interactions and task flows while being mindful of key branding and marketing concerns.


Responsibilities
Facilitate and lead user interface design workshops
Design, lead, and analyze user research and usability testing initiatives
Develop personas and scenarios to inform the design process
Strategize with client and team regarding task analysis and task completion user flows
Create content hierarchies, site maps and navigational models that are aligned with the defined, and/or expected, user experience and business requirements
Create wireframes that illustrate site layout, navigation, controls, and content prioritization
Articulate user experience issues and concerns and overall design principles to team members and clients
Translate complex concepts into interactive experiences through the design and/or implementation of Web site architectures
Collaborate with designers on visual comps and provide input from an information architecture perspective
Focus on HCI and user centered design principles and uses these elements as foundation for design solutions and informational approach
Consult on any changes to information flow during site build

Qualifications
Experience in developing user interface workshop agendas and leading and facilitating workshop.
Experience in Information architecture, User experience architecture, Site Maps, Wireframes, Usability Testing, User Research Plans
7-10+ years of professional experience as an Information Architect, User-Experience Architect, or Interaction Designer (agency experience preferred)
Ability to lead user-centered design initiatives from inception through implementation
Ability to collaborate with designers, strategists, managers, and technologists
Ability to communicate design rationale to internal team as well as clients
Ability to address user needs in the context of business goals, branding, and requirements
Extensive experience in information design and user scenarios
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred
BS/BA required; related field preferred
4+ years related professional experience working on high-volume content sites
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Disclaimer:
This job description is for informational purposes, to describe the primary duties, skills and abilities necessary to meet the requirements of this position. This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all requirements or essential functions; it is subject to change at any time. 
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