Senior UX and Interaction Designer

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  • London  
    temp, temp to perm  
    £400 to 450 /day  
  • Company
    Digital Gurus  
    Start date
    5 months  
  • Closing date
    25 May 2017  
    Posted on
    18 May 2017  

Job Title: Senior UX and Interaction Designer
*CV Submission Deadline: 22/05/17 @ 11:00
*The Maximum Pay Rate: £450
*Location: Inner London:102 Petty France1
*Contract Length: 5 months (with view to extension)
*Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS)
*Additional Info: Outside scope of IR35

This is a chance to work on services that matter, with people who value design and create work you're proud to talk about. As a Service Designer you'll work in a multidisciplinary team, alongside researchers and developers, to deliver word-class, user-centred public services.

The role As a service designer you will:

● Analyse failure within services and identify root causes for that failure

● Identify opportunities for cost reduction and improvement within an existing service

● Understand user needs and identify where separate interactions with government should act as one service that meet that need

● Arrange these separate interactions into rational user journeys within that service

● Look for commonalities in activities across services where products could be made

● Understand the existing supporting system of a service and design targeted improvements to that system to accommodate the new service - both digital and process based

● Create and rapidly iterate service prototypes

● Identify and design new cross government service patterns and standards that scale

● Design SLAs for new cross governmental services -

● Lead discussions at a senior departmental level and successfully negotiate legislative change to accommodate new services

● Work with other specialists to, design and create organisational and financial structures that support service delivery of new services Government Digital Service. Oct 2015 Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will:

● Know how the internet works

● Have a design related degree, or relevant industry experience

● Be able to sketch and prototype on paper and in HTML

● Be able to work quickly in an agile environment

● Be able to explain ideas in a way that other people understand

● Welcome the constructive criticism of their work and be able to constructively review the work of others

● Know how to interpret user research

● Understand how form and function work together

● Know how to remove complexity from services

● Be able to write for user interfaces

● Explain design decisions and be able to represent a service at a service assessment

● Assess a service and give constructive feedback

● Put forward the case for design with a product manager

● Collaborate on designs with a developer

● Engage the whole multidisciplinary team with the design process

● Lead a workshop

● Work at pace

● Represent government design at external conferences

● Work autonomously away from their team

● Sift and interview designers autonomously

● Supervise the work of others

● Teach other designers

● Negotiate design decisions successfully with senior stakeholders

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