Seeking Full-Time IA / UXD Permanent Employment!
Hello, welcome to my Website! I am so thrilled you are here, and I am here to assist you with my awesome skills. Where do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? What do you desire to co-create together? This very moment I am looking for a solid employment opportunity that is full-time, meaningful, and profitable.
Prefer San Francisco or Palo Alto, for a position as an Information Architect (IA), User Experience Designer (UXD), Researcher, Manager, Mentor, Director. Send along your job order and description to my email. Please set up a time to consult with me. I would love to connect with you on LinkedIn, so send me an invitation (updated June 1, 2013).
User experience designer,
Technical and professional writer,
Usability expert, and
User-Centered Design Improves Productivity
With great confidence, my experience also extends far, deep into Information Architecture and Design research, user experience design or experience architecture, navigational systems design, interaction design, usability testing, project management, including being a director; FAQ; Testimonials.
I work with clients on developing excellent blueprints (conceptual designs promoting user-centered design principles), taking a systematic approach on projects. Doing design research and card sorting helps to establish user-centered design for a Website (Figure 1).
Other things that may be done using Axure: Site Maps, Widgets, Choose and Search Widget Libraries, Anchor Links, Tab Control, Flyout Menus, Account Login, Auto-Tab Fields, Required Fields, Photo Carousel, Drag & Drop Images, Setting Text on Droplist Selection, Tip Calculator (Example), Auto-Rotating Banner, Pass Text to Next Page; eCommerce Websites; Mobile Websites; Mapping and Diagramming and other items. It is also important to work on Web page layout for Websites, doing wire frame mockups using Axure (Figure 2).
Developing Information Architecture that works right—integrated correctly into products (qualitative research, quantitative research; methods-of-design research; Synopsis of Skills.
This helps end users to successfully use online products, when it is applied correctly to improve usability of products. Of course, taking a systematic approach really helps to get the job done right!
Systematic Approach / Agile Environment
Excerpt from White Paper, taking a systematic approach:
Synopsis The IA Model
Excerpt from White Paper, The IA Model.pdf
White Paper, The IA Model.pdf
The IA Model (design is an iterative process):
1. Design Research,
2. Concept Generation,
3. User Scenarios,
4. Wire Frame Mockups,
6. Usability Testing,
7. Implementation, and
8. System Testing.
Taking a systematic approach adds value because designing Websites that work both effectively and saves end users time. In the long run, this saves corporations money.
“Information Architecture is the structure of user-centered design and usability—it has to be strong.”
“I love what I do and what I do loves me back.”
Team Leadership / Director Skills
Leadership skills are really important for successfully directing and mentoring peers. These skills all add value to various phases of projects, including: art direction, design direction, interface design direction, graphic design and typography, branding, logo design, project management direction, Information Architect and User Experience Design direction.
All the projects I have worked on included all the phases and components of extensive IA documentation, doing Information Architecture and valuable deliverables: technical and professional writing, editing, reports, needs assessments, competitive analysis, Website audits, heuristic evaluations, navigational systems design, mapping and diagramming, HTML coding, project management, team leadership—successfully accomplished and completed—to final implementation.
Other director skills include being entrepreneurial, resourceful, analytical, creative, and good at solving user-centered design and experience design problems, including usability testing and designing effective strategies for design research and brainstorming events (experience and education qualify me for employment opportunities).
Qualifications / Education / Expertise
IA MAEd @ San Francisco State University (SFSU)
“The curriculum covers cognitive and learning theories, needs assessment, instructional design models and strategies, visual and web-based designs, information architecture, usability testing, knowledge and performance assessment, and project management (source: ITEC Program.)”
IA MAIA & IA BAIA @ San Francisco State University (SFSU)
“The Design and Industry Department offers a strong, well rounded, interdisciplinary education to a diverse population with an emphasis in Design and Technology, Visual Communication, Industrial Technology, and Product Design and Development. Our program prepares students to make valuable contributions to their fields through communication, innovation, function, management and production. We strive for a global approach towards design that includes social, ethical and environmental responsibility (source: DAI Welcome; DAI Program).”
BFA @ California College of the Arts (CCA)
“It is one of the premier fine arts and design institutions in the United States and a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States and Canada. CCA is also widely regarded as one of the leading art and design institutions in the world (source: CCA Program).”
Creating Unique Online Experiences
Let me assist you by creating user-centered and design experiences that work right for your end users. The development of professional Information Architecture, navigational systems, user experience design, for these products increases productivity for end users.
This includes dealing with usability issues, incorporating user-centered design into products prior to production. These concepts implemented help get the job done right, within scope, and on time.
My degrees and credentials are in Information Architecture and Design, including experience. Professional qualifications specific to my career path. Statistically speaking, following Information Architecture procedures, doing usability testing—user-centered design—adds value.
This practice increases profit margins. If end users cannot use a product, they will not use it. This improves performance for digital design products or corporate Websites or mobile devices for end users.
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IA Design & Usability
User Experience Designer