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Autodata's growth as a professional services establishment has evolved in such a way that clients, both internal and external, are increasingly relying on our ability to provide an enterprise-quality presentation tier as a part of our integrated software solutions.
Traditionally, Autodata has relied on a combination of interactive designers and business leads to develop the presentation tier for our software solutions; however, these individuals have inadequate training in interaction design and cannot provide the level of service that world-class clients demand.
Autodata requires the addition of a new role: Information Architect (an individual who specializes in user interaction design, human-computer interaction, or user-interface development) to meet this demand.
The Information Architect works with the project team to develop user-centered designs for web and PC applications. Responsibilities include: end-user requirements gathering in tandem with Business Analysts, information architecture and interaction design (evaluating and defining the presentation of information to the end-user), heuristic evaluations (determining how intuitive a design will be), and usability testing. This individual will work to actively improve the usability, usefulness, and desirability of Autodata's applications in collaboration with Product Managers, Business Analysts, Designers, Developers, end-users, and clients.
The primary function of this position is to apply a sound methodology based in knowledge and real-world results to develop user-centered solutions for our clients. The Information Architect will work closely with Business Analysts to quickly and effectively identify end-user requirements and will be the bridge between the user-requirements gathered and the implementation of the presentation tier.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent understanding and experience with user-centered design tools and methods, including:
- Competitive analysis and heuristic reviews
- Persona creation and scenario analysis
- Site mapping and documenting process flows
- Wireframing and storyboarding
- Usability testing (ad hoc and formal)
- Creative approach to problem solving, innovation, and issue resolution
- Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and as a presenter
- Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity
- Extremely detail-oriented
- Able to effectively gather information and recommend strategies
- Experience working on large, complex sites that integrate database components and content management systems is an asset
- 3 years of experience
- Bachelor Degree in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, or related area (Masters Degree preferred)
- Relevant work experience in one or two of the above areas may substitute for an advanced degree
Send your resume with a covering letter to [email protected] outlining your salary expectations.
Although all applications will be carefully considered, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies or phone calls please.