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What is the role of an Information Architect?
As an Information Architect you will work across the project lifecycle from information gathering, concept development through to producing IA deliverables and quality assurance. The majority of the work will be developing information architecture documentation (site maps, user journeys, navigation models and wireframes) for both websites and applications.
Skills and experience necessary for this role:
An educational background is preferred in human computer interaction (or similar) if you want to work client side or within a consultancy. If you want to work for an agency, professional experience will be acceptable with no formal education. However a portfolio of work will be needed.
Required work experience:
Dependant on level
Types of company/agency common for this role:
Digital agencies, integrated agencies, client side, consultancies.
How many people is an Information Architect likely to manage?
Jobs that could lead to this role:
Web designer, digital project manager, working within a technical team
Jobs that lead from this role:
Head of User Experience
Training / reading that will help you get this role:
There are many professional companies that will offer training for example IXD Studio offer a great 2 day course in the practical aspects of user centred design.
If you are interested in finding an Information Architect job in London or if you want to hire one for your team, please contact our IA/UE recruitment team.