Interaction Designer required to work with a Government Department based in London. This is an initial 6 month contract, Inside IR35, paying £495 per day.
As an interaction designer you'll be part of a multidisciplinary team. You'll work alongside other designers, front-end developers, researchers and software engineers. You'll deliver world-class services designed for the people who use them, in line with the government's Digital Service Standard.
Interaction designers design accessible public services simple enough for everyone to use. They create digital services that work across different channels, devices, browsers and platforms. This role may involve the creation of or change to design patterns which are being researched in services. This role is about seeing the bigger picture as well as the fine detail. It's about being able to create just enough of a prototype to help the wider team learn about user needs for a given scenario.
As an interaction designer you will:
*specialise in designing interactions and interfaces for digital services
*work on all levels of the service, from high-level flows and journeys to the fine detail of individual parts
*work with different types of content and user-led interactions
*work across digital and non-digital channels
*focus on making working software, rather than creating artefacts to describe software
*be familiar with the technical side of design
*understand user needs and design services that meet them
*design user-centred interfaces and transaction flows
*define elements - layout, design patterns, controls and actions
*define visual priorities - what needs to be obvious, what needs to be easy, and what needs to be made possible
*create and rapidly iterate prototypes to help the wider team learn about user needs for different scenarios or tasks
*work with product owners, other designers, user researchers, business analysts, and front-end developers to turn concepts into user-centred services
*make sure that the design of services is consistent internally and with the rest of GOV.UK
*contribute to designing interaction patterns and standards, looking for common features across services
*take responsibility for creating and keeping up a positive and collaborative working environment
*contribute to building a digital culture in the department
*play an active part in the department's product design community
Skills and experience required - you should:
*have relevant industry experience
*understand the web
*have experience of working from a digital perspective
*have experience of sketching, prototyping and iterative design
*have experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
*have experience of using a user-centred design approach
*have experience of explaining design decisions and communicating ideas in a way that other people understand
*be able to lead a workshop
*be able to help the design process work effectively
*know how to plan user research
*have experience of interpreting research and data
*have experience of handling constructive criticism of your work
*have experience of constructively reviewing other people's work
*have experience of putting forward the case for design to senior stakeholders and product owners
*have experience of working at pace in an agile environment
Ideally, you'll also:
*have a design-related degree
*be able to write for user interfaces
*have experience of working on designs with a software engineer
*have experience of working in technical teams in complex environments
Please apply should you meet the above criteria
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