Saturday, March 21, 2009

Information Architect / User Experience Designer

We're looking for more people like us—who don't fit neatly into one job description.
If you have a passion for user experience design, and aren't afraid to get your hands dirty in HTML and CSS code, we want to meet you.
At Interactive Factory, you will join a team of talented experts in web design, development and project management. You will work on projects for clients across a variety of industries including publishing, higher education, non-profit and healthcare.
• Work collaboratively to translate business requirements, user goals and creative strategy into engaging experiences.
• Create and refine content inventories, user flows, use cases, personas, site maps, wireframes and other interaction design specifications.
• Work closely with development team to ensure that technology supports the proposed solutions.
• Build interactive prototypes.
• Observe, conduct and analyze qualitative and quantitative user research, such as focus groups, interviews and surveys.
• Prepare and conduct usability tests.
• Present findings and recommendations from user research and usability tests.
• Work effectively with project managers to meet expectations on time and on budget.
• Design screen concepts focusing on interface design.

• Ability to think creatively and analytically.
• Uncompromising attention to detail.
• Proficiency with standard software tools for flowcharts, wireframes and prototypes.
• Ability to hand-code CSS and XHTML.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to articulate and present ideas based on sound user experience and interaction design principles.
• Comfortable interacting directly with clients.
• Able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
• Basic understanding of XML, database-driven and CMS-driven websites.

• Team oriented, self-motivated.
Nice to Have
• Understanding of W3C and 508 accessibility guidelines.
• Experience with publishing and higher education clients/projects.
• Excellent understanding of composition, color, imagery and typography.
• Working knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, AJAX and Flash.

• 3+ years’ experience as an information architect (IA), user experience designer (UXD), interaction designer (IxD) or UI designer, preferably in an interactive agency environment.
• Degree in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Digital Media, Communication Design or related field.
• Demonstrable past experience developing site maps, wireframes and other information architecture deliverables.

Compensation is commensurate with skill level.
Please send resumes to
You must include a cover letter and link to an online portfolio to be considered. We are only considering local candidates who are available to work on-site. We are located in Boston's historic Fort Point Channel area, close to public transportation at South Station. Absolutely no phone calls.

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