Interaction Designer at Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (United Kingdom)
  • Nov 23, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

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



You’ll have:

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