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Information Architect / User Experience Specialist (entry- to mid-level)
Somerville, MA, USA

Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience
Location: Davis Square, Somerville, MA (steps from T)
Terms: Full time
Start Date: Immediate

RDVO, one of Boston's leading digital design firms, is looking for an exceptional information architect/user experience specialist to join our team. We are looking for a practitioner who can handle a range of project types - some of them simultaneously - from discovery to concept to design.

You should have extensive experience working in collaborative environments, integrating user-centered design, technology, and traditional research methods. You should enjoy working independently, taking initiative, and innovating. It is a plus if you have demonstrated experience planning and conducting user research, usability testing, and analysis.

Job Description:

  • Design the information architecture and user interface for client projects, which include websites, software UI, devices, and other emerging platforms
  • Work in close collaboration with clients and internal teams to develop initial strategy addressing product, brand, marketing, content, and overall user experience
  • Participate in user research efforts including contextual interviews and usability testing
  • Create internal and external deliverables including wireframes, site maps, interaction flows, storyboards, paper prototypes, content inventories, taxonomies, and detailed functional specifications
  • Develop new types of deliverables, workshops, or presentations as necessary
  • Collaborate with visual designers, technical developers, and project managers to generate superb design work and happy clients
  • Contribute to RDVO's positive internal atmosphere, quality of work, and growth into new fields or industries

Requirements (Education/Experience):

  • Minimum 2 years dedicated experience in information architecture, user experience design, or related field
  • Experience conducting user research and usability testing
  • Superb writing and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with technical issues around web development and ability to work constructively with design and engineering teams
  • Great attitude and ability to handle change
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and solve problems proactively
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Experience working in small collaborative teams
  • An outstanding portfolio of detailed interaction flows, site maps, wireframes, and user research/usability testing results

About RDVO:

Founded in 2000, RDVO has grown into one of the top user experience design agencies in the Northeast. A multidisciplinary digital consultancy that specializes in research, design and development, of we have provided innovative solutions for clients including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, Eastman Kodak, Oxfam, MBTA, and Fidelity Investments. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including full medical and dental coverage, and a flexible time off policy. RDVO is located in Davis Square, Somerville.

Local candidates only

To apply for this position send a resume, cover letter and any relevant work samples to: jobs@rdvo.com


Received: 17-May-08



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