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Our client is looking for a Sr. Information Architect (User Experience) for their Los Angeles office either for temporary or temp-to-perm.

As the Senior Information Architect you will be an expert in all topics related to user experience strategy, interface design, user-centered design, information architecture and usability. You will consistently generate new ideas and strategies for the team and for the client.

Responsibilities:
• Understand client’s business objectives and requirements as well as user needs and translate both into an interface solution that meets outlined objectives and goals.
• Develop and create innovative concepts in keeping with project scope: strategic positioning, and timelines.
• Develop information architecture solutions and navigation systems.
• Prepare Information Architecture deliverables (site maps, process flows, wireframes/schematics).
• Conduct research and analyze user data to develop user profiles, personas and scenarios.
• Participate in Functional Specifications and Business Requirements definition.
• Present Information Architecture solutions internally and externally.
• Prepare and conduct user validation and/or usability testing sessions, evaluate results and present actionable recommendations.
• Perform heuristic web site analyses.
• Work closely and iteratively with client and project teams.
• Conduct and participate in client meetings and working sessions.
• Estimate the information architecture and user validation/testing effort for projects.

Qualifications:
• 3+ years experience designing and developing Information Architecture for web sites and/or applications.
• 5+ years experience working in the interactive space or other relevant areas.
• History of being the principal IA on at least one major enterprise-level web site, from start to finish.
• Experience planning, conducting and performing user experience study activities such as one-on-one interviews, paper-prototyping, concept testing, card sorting, surveys, usability testing, etc. as well as evaluating and compiling the results.
• Consistent display of interest and involvement in the industry.
• Experience in information design, interface design, flowcharting, storyboarding, human factors or human computer interaction, and usability.
• Knowledge of internet technology and interactive capabilities.
• Bachelors degree in Information Science, Human Computer Interaction or related field.
• Strong computer skills and firm grasp of either MS Visio or Adobe InDesign, working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator and Photoshop, and the Microsoft Office product suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
• Well-read in the masters: Krug, Morville/Rosenfeld, Cooper, Nielsen, etc.
• Good understanding of Content Management Systems.

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