Seeking Information Architects to Change the World | Forum One Communications

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Do you have an undying curiosity about human behavior and how technology can be leveraged to improve lives? If so, join the Forum One team of user experience experts that advocate for the end-user to define the most optimal web or application experience that drives progress on important issues such as health, education, the environment, and international development.

Honored by Washingtonian magazine as one of DC's "Great Places to Work" and by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s "Top Small Workplaces’, Forum One helps leading organizations, like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Global Development, and USAID, effectively communicate and advocate on the web. With offices in DC, Seattle, and the Bay Area we offer competitive salaries; great benefits like 3 weeks vacation to start; a stocked fridge; a casual, flexible work environment with remote work possibilities; and a collaborative team spirit to conquer society’s most pressing issues. Apply at
Forum One is currently seeking an Information Architect to create mission-driven, audience-centric user experiences on the web. The ideal candidate is an experienced practitioner, both creative and detail-oriented, who understands how business goals, users’ needs, branding guidelines, and technology work together to create an optimal user experience. We seek a tinkerer and someone who notices the usability of everyday objects and longs to make them better.
* Actively support a diverse range of consulting engagements
* Engage in comprehensive user research and usability testing to gain a thorough understanding of the client’s goals, mission and needs, along with the needs of its audience
* Produce user-centered design documentation including concept models, personas, sitemaps, usability reports, user flows and wireframes
* Evaluate clients' websites for usability opportunities

Key Qualifications:
* Detailed portfolio of wireframes, site maps, navigation systems, user flow diagrams, personas, heuristics assessments, functional specifications, and resulting web designs
* 2+ years experience in information architecture / human factors / or related field
* Outstanding writing and presentation skills
* Proven ability to interact with clients, manage expectations, and communicate persuasively
* Demonstrated familiarity with web technologies and solutions that enhance the user experience
* Understanding of web standards, search engine optimization methods and accessibility guidelines
* Visual design or front-end development skills a plus
* Experience with non-profit, government sectors desired
* Meticulous, hard working, detail-oriented, creative, reliable, positive, fun

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