Interaction Designer

121 Recruitment
£377 per day Ltd Compnay Engagment Only
07 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The successful candidates will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this 6 month temporary contract based in Croydon. The successful candidate will have a valid SC Clearance or be willing to have one sponsored by the client. If you do not possess the clearance level requested then you must be willing to apply for a Disclosure of Scotland on CV submission. Please Note: This assignment sits outside of IR35. This is a Limited Company Engagement Only.

Job Description: Work as part of a multi-disciplined team to design outstanding user focused services. Deliver designs that meet web standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset. Contribute to the development and continual enhancement of products. Partner with colleagues to facilitate a consistent and excellent user experience. Communicate credibly with a wide range of digital delivery disciplines and talent both internally and externally. Have experience working within an agile, multi-disciplinary team environment, and the ability to deliver iterative design components (including user journeys) to the development team. Have proven experience in rapid, iterative low and high fidelity prototyping/ wire framing.

As an interaction designer, you’ll work out the best way to let users interact with services, in terms of both overall flow and at the level of individual design elements. You will work in a multidisciplinary team, alongside researchers and developers, to deliver w¬ord-class, user-centred services for the public and civil servants. Your role will be to design accessible services that are simple enough for everyone to use. Travel 10%. Interaction designs may on occasion need to travel to research sessions with user researchers to support and observe.

Qualifications: 1. 1. have the relevant industry experience or a design related degree.

Key Tasks & Deliverables: As an interaction designer, you will:

1. understand user needs and how to design services that meet them

2. design user-centred interfaces and transaction flows

3. create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas

4. work with user researchers and developers to turn concepts into user-centred services

5. collaborate on designs with developers

6. put forward cases for design with product managers

7. ensure that the design of services is consistent, both internally and with the rest of GOV.UK

8. explain design decisions and support a service at a service assessment 9. engage the whole multidisciplinary team with the design process

10. welcome the constructive criticism of their work and constructively review the work of others

11. contribute to cross government interaction design patterns and standards

12. contribute to the wider community of designers in government.

Experience Required:

ESSENTIAL: We’re looking for people with strong interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a delivery focused, agile environment. We’re looking for people who care about technology and who know how to make projects succeed, as well as stopping them failing! The right person will:

1. be able to sketch and prototype on paper

2. talk about design and ideas in a way that other people understand

3. know how to interpret user research

4. understand how form and function work together

5. know how to design accessible, secure, responsive user interfaces

6. be able to write for user interfaces

7. have a basic understanding of typography

8. know how the internet works

9. be able to work in a fast-paced agile environment.

DESIRABLE They may also:

1. be able to prototype in HTML

2. have experience of leading workshops

3. know how to remove complexity from services

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