Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video Information architecture, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- An information architect, or IA, is most concerned with…how best to organize information both on the screen and…behind the scenes so that it can be found…and used appropriately when needed.…As a UX design career,…and like the other types of design careers…we just talked about, information architecture is also…solidly based in understanding of users:…their knowledge, vocabulary,…and approach to organization and structure.…As you review information architecture jobs, in fact,…you'll find that most are focused on the creation of web…and perhaps mobile resources, often websites specifically.…
As product design begins,…but before you step into a design role specifically,…there may be some ground work that needs to get done first.…You may be the person talking with stakeholders…about who the users are, what they know,…and how they may structure information.…You may also be involved in some preliminary…user research activities as well, validating whether…stakeholder information about site structure is accurate.…To conduct research, you may do a card sort…
In this course, UX expert Cory Lebson breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions. Cory helps you understand job responsibilities as well as the benefits of working full-time for a company vs. consulting or freelancing. With his guidance, you can create a more compelling resume and portfolio package and make sure that you properly brand yourself as a UX professional.
This course offers focused career advice for job seekers, tips for recruiters and employers who want to better understand UX, and a necessary framework for grad/undergrad students exploring the next step in their career. Along the way, Cory highlights training in the library to build specific UX skills.
- What is UX?
- Should you be a UX generalist or a specialist?
- Available UX career types: design, research, and strategy
- Working in-house, consulting, or freelancing
- Telling a story with a portfolio and resume
- Working with recruiters