Associate Interaction Designer


As a trainee in an entry-level position, working under supervision, you need aptitude, potential and an understanding of the role.

Work Activity Components

Title Details
Visual design and branding (Level 3) Consistently applies visual design and branding guidelines
Components design (Level 3)(FED:WA0242) Designs simple components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology.

Behavioural Skills

Title Details
Verbal Expression Communicating effectively using the spoken word.
Written Expression Communicating effectively in writing, such as reports and via emails.
Teamwork Working collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal.


Title Details
Application Development Tools Software tools that automate or assist the whole development life-cycle, for example IDEs (Integrated Development Environments), Visual studio, etc.
Systems Development Systems development, including development life-cycles and methods, organisation interfaces, typical corporate application architectures, project and programme management, risk management and change control.
Structured Reviews, Walkthroughs and Inspections Methods and techniques for peer reviews, walkthroughs and formal inspections of all types of project artefacts (e.g. technical, quality and management products).
DevOps The techniques to adopt a collaborative approach in order to facilitate rapid IT service and product delivery. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture) and seeks to improve collaboration between development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams with the aim of shortening the systems development life cycle to provide continuous release of high-quality software.
Security Awareness Tools and techniques to help users and employees understand the role they play in helping to combat information security breaches and for IT and security professionals to prevent and mitigate risk.
Graphic Design and Web Development Tools and techniques for graphic design, user interface design (UI design), content authoring using standardised code and proprietary software, user experience design (UX design), web development and search engine optimisation.
Application Systems Formal, and/or informal, training to gain technical or functional understanding of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) applications and/or other bespoke software deployed within the organisation in order to provide system configuration, technical, and/or functional support.

Professional Development Activity (PDA)

Title Details PDA Group
Participation in Group Activities Participating in group activities inside or outside of the working environment that can assist with the development of interpersonal skills. Broadening Activities
Job Shadowing and Special Assignments Undertaking temporary periods or secondments in other roles, inside or outside IT, particularly those that offer a new perspective on own function or exposure to other environments and cultures. Broadening Activities
Gaining Knowledge of Employing Organisation Gaining basic knowledge of the employing organisation, its business, structure, culture, policies, products/services, operations and terminology. Increasing Knowledge
Gaining Knowledge of Surrounding Technical Areas Gaining knowledge of IT activities in employing organisation external to own function. Increasing Knowledge
Involvement in Professional Body Activities Attending meetings, seminars and workshops organised by professional body and reading published material, such as journals and web content. Participation in Professional Activities
Time Management Undertaking learning and practice in the planning and organising of own activities. Developing Professional Skills
Team Working Undertaking learning and practice in the techniques of team and collaborative working. Gaining an understanding of the underlying concepts. Developing Professional Skills
Communications Undertaking learning and practice in oral and written communications, including report writing and presentation. Developing Professional Skills

Organisational Skill Name and Description

Framework Skill Level
Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Agile working

Agile delivery involves encouraging teams to build incrementally, test and iterate their work based on regular feedback and other useful data.

Awareness Agile working

You can: show an awareness of Agile methodology and the ways to apply the principles in practice take an open-minded approach explain why iteration is important iterate quickly

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Communicating between the technical and non-technical

Awareness Communicating between the technical and non-technical

You can: show an awareness of the need to translate technical concepts into non-technical language understand what communication is required with internal and external stakeholders

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Community collaboration

Communication involves conveying information using the most effective medium and language for the audience.

Awareness Community collaboration

You can: understand the work of others and the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and feedback

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Digital perspective

Process optimisation involves ensuring your processes are accurately defined and capture the most efficient way to complete a task by monitoring modified procedures.

Awareness Digital perspective

You can: show an awareness of design, technology and data principles demonstrate engagement with trends in design and can set relevant priorities understand the internet and the range of available technology choices

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Evidence- and context-based design

Awareness Evidence- and context-based design

You can: show an awareness of the value of evidence-based design, and that design is a process

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Leadership and guidance

IT infrastructure involves ensuring systems and processes are available, adaptable, reliable and secure.

Awareness Leadership and guidance

You can: show commitment to agreed good practice for the team, teaching new starters and challenging substandard work by peers recommend decisions and describe the reasoning behind them identify and articulate technical disputes between direct peers and local stakeholders show an understanding of the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and feedback

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework


Project management involves understanding the life cycle of a project to achieve its objectives within the agreed parameters.

Awareness Prototyping

You can: explain what prototyping is, and why and when to use it understand how to work in an open and collaborative environment (by pair working, for example)

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

Prototyping in code

Prototyping a service or product involves exploring, testing and sharing different concepts before committing to the final design.

Awareness Prototyping in code

You can: demonstrate a basic knowledge of how the internet works use tools and change text edit existing code and reuse it

Government Digital and Data Profession Capability Framework

User focus

User focus involves understanding the user needs to develop a detailed understanding of the problems that need to be solved.

Working User focus

You can: identify and engage with users or stakeholders to collate user needs evidence understand and define research that fits user needs use quantitative and qualitative data about users to turn user focus into outcomes

Qualification Components

Title Awarding Bodies
FEDIP Associate Practitioner The Federation for Informatics Professionals

The Professional Body Responsible for this job family is BCS. This job role profile was created in collaboration with BCS, using Role Model Plus.

Give Feedback

The Occupational Architecture Project is interactive and dynamic

If you would like to provide feedback on this job role, or the job families, please click the button below.

Give Feedback