The Information Architect leads user-focused design work for a variety of clients. You’ll use your experience with HCD methods to understand needs, identify opportunities and explore design solutions. You’ll improve the usability, usefulness, and desirability of software with other project team members representing marketing, development, product management, and engineering. You will report to the Director of Human Centered Design at OpenArc.
You’ll share your online portfolio and complete a design challenge as part of the interview process.
Consider goals and lead the appropriate HCD methods to achieve those goals
Combine information from HCD work and discussion, present to clients, gather feedback and iteratively refine based on input
Use a systems-based approach that shows connections between interactions, tools, departments and services
Advocate for users by creating and sharing representations of their needs such as personas, mental models and user stories
Develop low fidelity user interface designs for web and mobile products that use UX best practices with a pattern-based approach to user experiences
Capture and communicate the system of flows and behaviors for a product to the project team members that are building and testing the application
Manage your time within the constraints provided by the project manager
Adopt and adhere to OpenArc processes throughout the entire development lifecycle
Undergraduate degree in Interaction Design, Interface Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or Service Design, or equivalent practical experience
5+ years of work experience working in a digital design role creating interfaces for web or mobile products or applications
Experience using or certification for Human Centered Design methods
A holistic and human-centered approach to product and service design, from research and insight generation to concept to deliverable
Interaction design skills, including use of a diverse set of software such as Sketch, Adobe CS or a comparable set of tools
Experience with Agile software development processes and methodologies
Knowledge of UX best practices and patterns for common flows and interactions
Experience using software to storyboard a sequence of screens that illustrate the flow of users’ interactions software
Strong conceptual, verbal and visual communication skills
OpenArc is a technology consulting firm providing industry-leading technical talent placement, software development, and technology strategy services to clients nationwide. Through a unique blending of people and software, OpenArc has a business practice that delivers amazing enterprise, mobile and consumer-facing apps and the best talent for contract, contract-to-hire and direct placements for clients and partners alike.
Staffed with the most-trusted recruiting experts, elite software developers, UI/UX designers and market experts, our team provides clients with the best resources, the right techniques and world-class support resulting in powerful measurable success.