Interaction Designer (Inside IR35)
Contract Term: 6 Months
Contracting Authority: DEFRA
Location: Home Based
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As an interaction designer you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary agile team, alongside researchers and developers, to deliver user-centred public services that are simple and intuitive for every user.
You’ll make complicated things feel simple, and design accessible interactions that everyone can use, on any device.
You’ll be able to see the bigger picture as well as the fine detail and be able to prototype in code (HTML & CSS) as well as on paper or in software such as Sketch.
As a Interaction Designer your main responsibilities would be:
Work in an agile multi-disciplinary team to design services that meet user needs
Deliver design work that’s in line with web standards and the GDS service standards
Communicate design decisions to digital and business colleagues
Be an advocate for accessibility in all aspects of the design of a service
Create and iterate coded prototypes to test and communicate ideas
Work with user researchers and front-end developers to turn concepts into user-centred services
Contribute to cross government interaction design patterns and standards
Contribute to the wider community of designers in government
Have a design related degree, or relevant industry experience
be able to prototype on paper and in HTML & CSS
Be able to work quickly in an agile environment
Be able to clearly communicate ideas
Know how to interpret user research
Explain design decisions and be able to represent a service at a service assessment
Engage the whole multi-disciplinary team with the design process