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User Experience Architect (IA)

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A world-wide leader in the tech industry is looking for a passionate senior user experience architect (information architect) to consult with their Internet Marketing team in Dallas, Texas. The consultant will guide the user experience of both online and offline browser-based applications through the various stages of development, including user interface strategy, requirements gathering, user research, site map creation, wireframing, usability testing and final quality assurance.

As a user experience architect, the consultant needs to possess extensive knowledge and experience in solving user-centered design problems along with managing business expectations, back-end technology, project timelines and delivery dates.

Effective personal skills are a must for this project. The consultant will be guiding the user experience for multiple projects concurrently while often being the sole user experience architect on the project. Ability to act diplomatically when encountering user experience issues is a required skill.

Deliverables
• Create the information architecture and guide the user interface design for Texas Instruments projects
• Create user personae, site maps, storyboards, page schematics/wireframes, content inventories, application prototypes, navigation labels and web-friendly error and help messaging
• Focus on both online and offline browser-based applications
• Design the user interface experience for international as well as domestic(North American) websites
• Work closely with a team of User Interface Designers (Visual Designers), Business Analysts, Code Developers, Project Managers and Business Representatives to develop the strategy and user interface experience for a wide variety of projects
• Manage user research deliverables including user personae creation, contextual interviews, usability testing and usability recommendations
• Lead the user interface portion of project team meetings
• Collaborate with the User Interface Designer to deliver the visual design for projects. The consultant is not required to create the visual design. The consultant, as a producer, will manage the delivery of the visual design and provide any assistance necessary to the User Interface Designer

Consultant Requirements

• Minimum 3 years experience in information architecture for the World Wide Web
• Experience facilitating user research, including user interviews and usability testing
• Solid writing and presentation skills
• A well-rounded portfolio of page schematics/wireframes, site maps, content inventories, and various navigation systems
• Ability to communicate business strategy and branding issues, and to balance these with user goals, technology limits and budgetary boundaries
• Ability to manage multiple projects and clients simultaneously, as well as communicate persuasively and resolve issues effectively
• Knowledge of technical issues involved with web development and ability to work with Code Developers and groups of engineers
• Ability to keep a positive attitude and handle change
• Ability to work independently, prioritize, and find solutions to problems
• Attention to detail

Optional Requirements
• Training in writing for the web
• Background in graphic design
• Experience in brand strategy, advertising, marketing or online communities
• Familiarity with industrial design, engineering or environmental (way-finding) design

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