IA Design & Usability: Steven Heitman, Information Architect, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager,  Usability Expert


Information Architect Specialist / User Experience Designer


Major

Information Architecture (IA) & Design

Interdisciplinary University Programs

Major/Emphasis:

User/Design Research, Information Architecture (IA), Navigation Systems Design (NS), User Experience Design (UXD), Structuring & Organizing Web-Based Information, Mobile User Experience, Interaction Design, User-Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Visual & Web-Based Designs, Intranet Information Architecture, Designing Complex Applications & Websites, Interface Design, Social Media, Web 2.0, Computer/Web Programming, HTML5/CSS3, Usability Engineering, Usability Testing, Card Sorting, Usability in Practice, Guidelines for Web Usability, Usability Reports/Case Studies, Website Design & Management, and Project Management; internships successfully completed; Publications.

Steven Heitman, Sr. Information Architect (IA) Specialist, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager

Steven Heitman
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Project Manager



MAEd Gist of Graduate Program

  • San Francisco State University
    Graduate College of Education

  • Dissertation:
    An Online Tutorial for Instructional Designers
    to Learn about Information Architecture


    The IA Model

  • Primary Focus: User/Design Research, Information Architecture (IA),
    User Experience Design (UXD) by extension, User-Centered Design, Interface Design, Interaction Design, Concept Generation, Wire Frames, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Background Information, Front-End Analysis, Design and Development, Formative Evaluation, Summary and Conclusion, Implementation, System Testing, Systematic Approach, Current IA Trends, IA/UXD Deliverables; design patterns; IA/UXD hard-copy portfolios

  • Secondary Focus: ADDIE Model, Instructional Design, Corporate Training, Cognitive Psychology
  • Dr. Hyun, Ph.D., Harvard University, assisted with relevant research parameters
  • Annotated Bibliography, Glossary, Syllabus
  • 759 pp.
  • Online IA Tutorial
  • 60 pp. (HTML & Paper-Based/Oral Presentations)

  • San Francisco State University
    Department of English Language & Literature
    TPW—Technical and Professional Writing—Certificate
    Equivalent to BATPW (Completed during MAEd Program)


MAIA Gist of Graduate/Undergraduate Programs

  • San Francisco State University
    School of Design Graduate Program

  • Dissertation:
    An Online Tutorial for Digital-Media Designers
    to Learn about Web Navigational Systems


    The NS Model

  • Primary Focus: User/Design Research, Information Architecture (IA), User Experience Design (UXD) by extension, Navigation Systems Design (NS), User-Centered Design, Interface Design, Interaction Design, Hierarchical Navigational Systems, Global Navigational Systems, Location Navigational Systems, Integrated Navigational Systems, Remote Navigational Systems, Ad Hoc Navigational Systems, Search Engines in Websites (Part of Navigational Systems), Review of Related Websites (Information Architecture), Heuristic Evaluations, Usability Testing, IA/UXD Deliverables; design patterns; IA/UXD hard-copy portfolios
  • 195 pp.
  • Online NS Tutorial
  • 30/40 pp. (HTML & Paper-Based/Oral Presentations)

  • San Francisco State University
    Multimedia Studies Program
    ID&T—Internet Design and Technology—Certificate of Completion


BAIA Gist of Undergraduate Programs

  • San Francisco State University
    School of Design Undergraduate Program

  • Dissertation:
    HTML Editors—Their Practical Use in Web Design

  • Primary Focus: User/Design Research, Information Architecture (IA), User Experience Design (UXD) by extension, Navigation Systems Design (NS), User-Centered Design, Interface Design, Interaction Design, Heuristic Evaluations, Usability Testing, IA/UXD Deliverables; design patterns; IA/UXD hard-copy portfolios
  • 41 pp.
  • Portfolio Website and graphic design portfolios
  • Multiple presentations, final project, portfolio development

  • California College of the Arts
    Graphic Design Program
    BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Completed 4 courses: Graphic design, 3D visual dynamics, art history, drawing—received highest A—reviewed first

  • City College of San Francisco
    School of Fine, Applied, & Communication Arts
    AS & AA, Associate in Science and Award of Achievement
    Associate Degree Graphic Communications

  • Heald Business College
    Diploma


Relevant Updates

Updates: IA/UXD, HTML5/CSS3, HCI, user-centered design—
with Dr. Nielsen, Ph.D.—usability testing


Portfolios

Numerous hard-copy/online portfolios demonstrate relevant skills; please refer to my résumé. Thank you.


IA Certifications

The Certifications of Approval and Abstracts certify being an information architect, and by extension a user experience designer. The Theses Reports required Approval from the Professors and the university, including an additional five industry reviews by subject matter experts for the MAEd Thesis Report; two IA Certifications.


Relevant Curriculum

The curriculum provided a broad-based liberal arts program that included user research, information architecture, management, other design courses, and usability testing. I was doing information architect/user experience design internships—in my junior/senior years—as part of my courses at the university.

My First IA Project.pdf


Major Details

In other university programs, I specialized in user research, information architecture, navigation systems design, interaction design, user experience design, user-centered design, rapid prototyping, project/product management, and usability testing. This also extended into user experience design and other relevant topics in design.

The curricula is specific to user research, information architecture, navigation systems design, user experience design, management, usability testing; other relevant topics included: graphic design and technology, visual communication, typography, drawing, photography, color theory, design theory, exhibit design, Adobe Creative Suite, industrial technology, drafting and sketching, product design and development, computer/Web programming, HTML5/CSS3 (individualized university programs of study).

Programs also included numerous internships that were successfully completed.

Major Details



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Steven Heitman
IA Design & Usability
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Project Manager