The Associate User Experience Architect role in the UE team is focused on supporting the more experienced UEAs by delivering discrete components of work within a larger project; or on delivering smaller-scale projects end-to-end, under a degree of supervision. Overall, the UEA’s role is about drawing together the client’s business requirements, the customer/end-users’ requirements and an understanding of the technical delivery environment, in order to develop a blueprint for the solution to be delivered.
Using their core skills in Information Architecture and interaction design, plus their knowledge of usability issues and techniques, the Associate UEA will be involved in the delivery of detailed UE design deliverables (e.g. information architecture, navigation systems, user journeys, wireframes and other UE deliverables – whether these deliverables are required by in-house delivery teams, or for third-party delivery). They will have excellent attention to detail in order to be able to define how the product will work at a granular/functional level.
High quality of project deliverables, meets deadlines and works within estimations.
Client acceptance and approval of User Experience design deliverables.
Ensure work is to the highest possible standards at all times, and that client presentations are engaging and inspiring.
Relentlessly review the standard of work, ensuring that only work meeting the highest levels of quality are presented to the client.
Deliver the highest quality AKQA solutions that live up to our values: Innovation, Quality, Service, Thought.
Constantly strive to improve processes and procedures.
Continually assess and improve the practices and processes for UE design
Skills and Experience
Exposure to information architecture/content strategy/user experience/usability experience.
Degree in an appropriate subject an advantage: e.g. Product design, Interaction design etc.
Experience working in a creative/agency/consultancy environment is advantageous.
Familiarity with standard IA and UCD tools and processes.
Understanding of good usability and accessibility practices online.
A passion for ‘interactive’, and involving customers in interactions with a brand