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Interaction Designer

  • Salary: £39333 - £45232 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Croydon, Surrey
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 11/09/2017
  • Job reference: J373858A

Interaction Designer

£39,333 - £45,232

Croydon

An exciting new role has become available based in Croydon. One of our high profile clients are looking for an Interaction Designer who will work out the best way to let users interact with services, in terms of both overall flow and at the level of individual design elements. You will work in a multidisciplinary team, alongside researchers and developers, to deliver word-class, user-centred services for the public and civil servants.

Your role will be to design accessible services that are simple enough for everyone to use.

You will have an understanding of the way the internet works, how to design in an agile environment and want to help government transform the way it delivers services, so that they're more efficient, simpler, faster and easier to use.

Responsibilities

As an interaction designer, you will:

  • Understand user needs and how to design services that meet them
  • Design user-centred interfaces and transaction flows
  • Create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas
  • Work with user researchers and developers to turn concepts into user-centred services
  • Collaborate on designs with developers
  • Put forward cases for design with product managers
  • Ensure that the design of services is consistent, both internally and with the rest of GOV.UK
  • Explain design decisions and support a service at a service assessment
  • Engage the whole multidisciplinary team with the design process
  • Welcome the constructive criticism of their work and constructively review the work of others
  • Contribute to cross government interaction design patterns and standards
  • Contribute to the wider community of designers in government.

Skills and Experience

Our client looking for people with strong interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a delivery focused, agile environment. They want to see candidates who care about technology and who know how to make projects succeed, as well as stopping them failing!

Essential Criteria

  • Be able to sketch and prototype on paper
  • Talk about design and ideas in a way that other people understand
  • Know how to interpret user research
  • Understand how form and function work together
  • Know how to design accessible, secure, responsive user interfaces
  • Be able to write for user interfaces
  • Have a basic understanding of typography
  • Know how the internet works
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced agile environment.

Desirable Criteria

  • Be able to prototype in HTML
  • Have experience of leading workshops
  • Know how to remove complexity from services
  • Have the relevant industry experience or a design related degree

If you would like to discuss the position further please do not hesitate to contact Ryan on 0161 924 3689.