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Interaction Designer

Job Description

Interaction Designer required for a large Central Government department undertaking significant digital transformation projects. 

Essential technical skills and expertise:
  • Extensive experience designing accessible interactive digital products or services that meet user needs
  • Core design skills of sketching and prototyping including through prototyping tools and/or HTML and CSS; willingness to develop relevant coding skills if needed
  • Experience planning interaction design work, including developing high level project plans for design activity         
  • Solid understanding of user research methods and practice with proven experience using metrics and user feedback to define/refine services
  • Experience of journey mapping and needs analysis with good understanding of information design/architecture
  • Strong ability to recognise and predict use cases and user interaction, incorporating them into designs
  • good understanding of web technologies and how they affect design, including accessibility
  • Experience of working with pattern libraries and/or style guidelines
  • Strong skills in communicating design decisions; convincing people that user needs and a user-centred approach are the right way to design products and services
  • Experience leading workshops e.g. collaborative design sessions

Desirable expertise:
  • GOV.UK standards and working practices
  • Designing within a government context
  • Experience of working with an agile, cross-functional team