Interaction Designer Contract SC Cleared
FPSG have a number of Interaction Designer requirements to join some very high profile Public Sector Projects, which can be based from anywhere in the UK. Criteria is currently restricted to those who either hold current SC Clearance, or have lived continuously in the UK for at least the past 5 years and can pass SC Clearance if required. Fully remote / occasional office possible.
As an Interaction Designer you will be responsible for participating in projects with a focus on creating intuitive, inclusive and accessible design solutions.
Your work will include designing holistic services that work for a wide range of people, and the design of digital products and supporting the digital design team and wider disciplines to embrace the importance of accessible interaction design.
Your work will require collaboration across our user centered disciplines and go beyond the screen.
You will design in the open, communicating the design decisions within the project team and clients, championing the importance of design and user needs.
You'll relish working closely with our clients and partners in co-designing services and products with users.
Will suit Interaction Designers who relate to some or all of the following:
Work in multidisciplinary project teams to design products and services that work for people
Able to working within an agile environment with multidisciplinary teams, knowing your role at each phase of development
Deliver design work that aligns to values and business objectives
Collaborate with colleagues, clients and partners to create intuitive and impactful user experiences
Take part in design sprints as both the designated designer and eventually as a facilitator
Create contextually appropriate prototypes (paper, InVision, HTML)
Effectively communicate design ideas using a variety of techniques, including product concepts, service models, user journeys, system maps and/or infographics, wireframes, lo-fi and hi-fidelity digital prototypes
Conduct and undertake analysis of usability tests (e.g heuristic evaluations and A/B testing)
Participate and facilitate a range of design workshops with clients, users and other stakeholders
Undertake design research alongside Service Designers and User Researchers
Being able to manage your own time and budget on both client and internal projects
Confident in presenting your design solutions to clients and helping them understand the value of user-centred design
Skills we want to see:
Proven interaction design experience including wireframing and website development
A strong portfolio of user-centred, responsive and well-researched design work
Experience in taking feedback from users, clients and peers on your designs
Knowledge of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines and general accessibility criteria
A working knowledge of front-end frameworks (React, Vue.js) and design patterns (MVC, MVVM, Flux, etc.) and understanding of their benefits and constraints
Experience of working with development teams
An understanding of user experience best practice across web and mobile
Experience of using design systems (e.g Gov.uk prototyping kit)
Desirable: Experience working in local or national government, working knowledge of Government Service standards, and working with the gov prototyping it.
Initial day-rate engagements are likely to be for several months, and IR35 statuses may vary from project to project due to the working arrangements expected to fulfill the requirements. Rates are flexible and will be discussed with suitable applicants.
We will move quickly to interview suitably skilled Interaction Designers, so please submit your CV immediately.
We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process