Senior Interaction Designer - UI Design - Prototyping

Elevate Platform Limited
450 to 500 GBP (Per Day)
06 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017
Senior Interaction Designer / Blackpool / 3 Months Contract / 450 to 500 GBP (Per Day) IR35 Status The client has stated that this role is Out of Scope of the new off pay-role worker legislation As a Senior Interaction Designer you?ll be part of a multi-disciplinary 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 governments 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 a Senior 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 Understand the technical side of design General Responsibilities As a Senior Interaction Designer you will: ? Understand user needs and design services that meet them ? Support discussions at a senior departmental level ? 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 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 ? Contribute to cross-government interaction design patterns ? Take responsibility for creating and keeping up a positive and collaborative working environment ? Help promote best practice ? Share your specialist knowledge and experience with others in the team ? Play a supporting role in recruiting for the DWP Digital Product design community ? Share work and ideas inside and outside the department for example by representing the DWP Digital design community at events ? Manage other people?s work ? Contribute to building a digital culture in the Department ? Play an active part in the department?s Product Design community Essential Skills Have demonstrable experience of working from a digital perspective and experience of sketching, prototyping and iterative design Have demonstrable experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team Have demonstrable experience of using a user-centred design approach and of explaining design decisions and communicating ideas in a way that other people understand Be able to lead a workshop and help the design process work effectively, plan user research, interpret research and data Have demonstrable experience of handling constructive criticism of your work and constructively reviewing other people?s work Have demonstrable experience of putting forward the case for design to senior stakeholders and product owners and working at pace in an agile environment Desirable Ideally you?ll also: Have a design-related degree Have experience of working directly with front-end code to update prototypes ? skills in HTML, CSS and java script aren?t essential, but all our designers learn the basics Be able to write for user interfaces Have demonstrable experience of collaborating on designs with a software engineer Have demonstrable experience of working in technical teams in complex environments Be able to manage other people?s work, including planning work and checking it to make sure it?s consistent and appropriate across products and services Accreditation & Qualifications SFIA skills: Research - level 5 User experience analysis - level 5 User experience design - level 5 User experience evaluation - level 5 Relationship management - level 5 If you match these requirements, please apply in the normal way. Elevate will send you an email, please open, click and action that email and your application will be visible to the hiring organisation directly. This job was originally posted as

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