Information Architect Specialist / User Experience Designer
Age Wage Project—
Age Wave, Emeryville, CA
Information Architect (IA), Project Manager; Consultant (Fastek Technical Services, Pleasanton, CA): MAIA Program
My Role & Client Deliverables
◼ Information architecture
◼ Project management
◼ Graphic design
◼ Art direction,
◼ Research and development
◼ Case study
◼ User scenarios
◼ Wire frame mockups
◼ Flow chart/site map
◼ Web design production (GoLive, BBEdit)
◼ HTML coding
◼ Coordinating events
◼ Client presentations
◼ Brainstorming with group
◼ Templates for production
◼ IA not responsible for maintaining client’s Website
Age Wave needed to have information architecture and interaction design developed for their Website.
It was a business-to-business Website.
Great team to work on—project was successfully completed.
The challenge was to develop extensive and fresh concepts under time constraints. The project was a paid work experience for approximately 3-4 months, at the end of completing the MAIA program and graduating.
Due to technologies, non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality, not everything can be presented here.
I was the information architecture and project manager.
I used Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, ImageReady to create digital documents, working online prototypes. I created rollovers in ImageReady and did slicing in ImageReady.
I did rapid prototyping and developed working online models to explore various possible IA design solutions, including IA research, site map, user interface design, and wire frame mockups (online prototypes). IA deliverables were developed and produced—successfully completed.
The main navigational system was incorporated into their site (bar at the top of the Web page with tabs). Many of my IA concepts were incorporated into their Website.
Consistent navigational systems were included on each Web page, including a site map. The content structure was organized around needs of end users (derived from design research), incorporating user-design principles into the overall Website design.
Consistent navigational systems enable end user to better wayfind through Website, including consistent interface design. This provides quick and easy access to end users.
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