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Information Architect w/ Library Science Background!


Jun 09, 2017

Chicago Loop

Temp To Perm

Agent: Ilana B.

Job #: 119177

Job Description

Our Client is seeking a Sr. Information Architect to understand, and guide about the customer experience at the enterprise level through high-value, high-quality user experience design on enterprise-level projects. 
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: 

1. Digitally organizing information, whether it’s an online policies-and-procedures library, product information, or user-generated videos. Information architecture helps us organize that content in a way that makes it easy for users to hone in to the specific content they’re seeking. Skills include understanding methods for organizing information, such as taxonomies, folksonomies, facets, and ontologies; techniques for deriving user hierarchies, such as card sorting; and creating design deliverables, such as site maps. 

2. Plan, design, implementation and management of digital Search as a product with Information Architecture. Our taxonomist provides our digital users with an effective, efficient, intuitive, cross platform search experience. Skills include all of IA with a niched skill set of analysis of user needs, preferences, and objectives how they consume content including: Taxonomic models, ontologies, metadata implementation, tags, keywords, content strategy, and governance workshops. 

3. Lead or conduct the work done with internal audiences that include business subject matter experts, product teams, and design, development and content teams to ensure we are creating the best possible experience on all assigned work, with light supervision of UX leadership. 

4. Through collaborating on projects and deliverable creation with UX Architects, create deliverables and UX design patterns that move the organization toward a human-centered design approach for everything the creates, with a digital focus but expanding out to all types of experiences. 

5. Work within the UX team on its processes, standards and team development to further develop user experience as a core competency of digital teams across the organization. 



Position Dimensions: 

1. BS or BA degree in Design, Communication or Psychology or Human Computer Interaction or Library Science. - Preferred but not required. 

2. Experience in working with human-centered design methods, and curiosity around expanding skill sets. 

3. Five to seven years of UX design experience, from working in an agency or within an organization’s design team. 

4. Demonstrable proficiency with UX software in design (Omnigraffle, InDesign, Photoshop or other tools of choice) and prototyping (Axure,, UXPin, and other evolving toolsets). 

5. Discipline and ability to self-organize on tasks and projects, regardless of the selected delivery methodology 

6. Ability to communicate about design and user experience in a clear and concise manner 

7. Diplomatic and professional presence and demeanor; excellent interpersonal skills. 

8. Passionate about producing high-quality work. 

9. Must possess a good sense of humor and a positive, “can-do” attitude. 

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