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

Information Architect Specialist / User Experience Designer

Major Details

Information Architecture (IA) & Design

Interdisciplinary University Programs


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


My information architect qualifications are specific for employment that matches the major/emphasis, curricula, degrees, and updates.

Supplemental Curricula, Degrees & Updates

Major Details.pdf

A Few Topics Covered

{  A few topics ABOUTinformation architecture and user experience design covered in the MAEd program:

Defining Information Architecture; Practicing Information Architecture; User Needs and Behaviors; The Anatomy of Information Architecture; Labeling Systems; Navigation Systems; Search Systems; Thesauri, Controlled Vocabularies, and Metadata; Process and Methodology: Research; Strategy; Design and Documentation; Information Architecture in Practice: Education; Ethics; Building an Information Architecture Team; Tools and Software; Information Architecture in the Organization: Making the Case for Information Architecture; Business Strategy; Information Architecture for the Enterprise; Case Studies about Information Architecture; Essential Resources for Information Architects and Professional Practitioners  }

{  A few topics ABOUTusability testing covered in the MAEd program:

An Overview; What Makes Something Usable?; What Is Usability Testing?; When Should You Test; Skills for Test Moderators; The Process for Conducting a Test; Develop the Test Plan; Set Up a Testing Environment; Find and Select Participants; Prepare Test Materials; Conduct the Test Sessions; Debrief the Participant and Observers; Analyze Data and Observations; Report Findings and Recommendations; Advanced Techniques; Variations on the Basic Method; Expanding from Usability Testing to Designing the User Experience  }

{  A few topics ABOUTproject/product management covered in the MAEd program:

Project Management Competence for the Successful Organization; Developing Project-Competent Organizations; Why Competence Pays; Uncovering Organization Pathologies; The Competent Project Professional; The Project Professional’s Knowledge Base; Developing the Project Management Knowledge Base; Developing People Management Skills: The Soft Side of Project Management; Developing Business-Related Competence; Assessing Individual Competence; The Competent Project Team; Project Team Competence; Assessing Team Competence; The Project-Competent Organization; Organization Project Competence; Assessing Organization Competence; Conclusion: Arriving at Competence; Preparing the Project; Defining the Project; Accelerating Project Development; Obtaining Project Sponsorship; Acting as a Consultant; Planning the Infrastructure; Creating the Work Breakdown Structure; Estimating the Schedule; Identifying Dependency Relationships; Managing Resources and Optimizing the Plan; Analyzing Risk and Planning for Contingencies; Implementing the Plan; Managing the Vendor; Managing the Project; Completing the Project; Conclusion: Expert Project/Product Management Competencies and Skills  }

Internship successfully completed; MAEd.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about my experience, qualifications, major, or major details, please ask me. Thank you.


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