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User Experience Architect

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Aquent is looking for a seasoned User Experience Architect to join our client's creative team designing, developing and
 documenting the structure of both web sites and applications. Examples
 of required deliverables include site maps, user journeys, transaction
flows, schematics, navigation models). In this role, you will be 
expected to work collaboratively with a project team and support other 
UX and in the execution of all user experience deliverables.

An important consideration is that much of our work is self service, where the emphasis is as much on leading the consumer
 and motivating the user as on the organization of information. This 
means that a creative design imagination is as important for this role
 as are traditional information architecture skills.

Core Duties/Responsibilities:

• Creating the information architecture for marketing,
informational, and transactional websites

• Understanding target audiences' needs, tasks, and goals and 
translating them into creative concepts and functional components.

• Supporting the team in translating business requirements into
involving interactive experiences.

• Planning, facilitating and documenting immersive,
 concept testing.

• Developing user personas and scenarios to clarify results of user
 research and focus the team’s design efforts on the needs of key

• Collaboratively developing prototypes for demonstration of
 concepts to clients.

• Working alongside visual designers to develop user journeys that 
motivate users to engage fully with the interactive concept.

• Developing and documenting detailed user experience 
specifications for highly interactive interfaces.

Required Skills

• Demonstrated ability to execute IA on complex transactional
 interfaces, taxonomies and metadata frameworks, and templates for
 content management systems.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

• Experience with user-centred design methodologies.

• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

• Client-facing experience within a digital agency preferred.

• Readiness on occasion to extend his/her role to encompass
activities normally associated with other disciplines

• Openness to contributions from other disciplines to the project’s
 experience design.

Required Experience

• Role typically requires 5+ years experience as an information 
architect, interaction designer, user experience architect or similar 

• Degree in a related field, such as Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction.

• Familiarity with Mac OS and proficiency in a variety of diagram 
design tools such as OmniGraffle, Axure, Visio or equivalent.

If this sounds like you please send your resume and work samples to to apply!

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