Junior Interaction Designer

Summary

A junior interaction designer is a graduate with a degree in a relevant subject or an individual with some relevant work experience, or both. At this role level, you will:

explain design decisions

work collaboratively

have a responsibility as part of a service

work independently after being given direction by more senior designers

independently identify user issues and important needs

Work Activity Components

Title Details
Components design (Level 3)(FED:WA0242) Designs simple components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology.
Design, analysis and iterative development (Level 3) Assists, as part of a team, in overall user experience design including for example: user interface (including colour, language, presentation, input methods, error handling and responses); user documentation; program specifications; and backup, recovery and restart procedures. Assists in the evaluation of design options and trade-offs.
Visual design and branding (Level 3) Consistently applies visual design and branding guidelines

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.

Technical Skills

Title Details Depth
Application Development Tools Software tools which automate or assist part of the development process. Aware of
Structured Reviews Methods and techniques for structured reviews, including reviews of technical work products, test plans, business cases, architectures and any other key deliverables. Aware of
Systems Ergonomics and Iterative Design Iterative methods and techniques to allocate and optimise the division of functions between the human, machine and organisational elements of IT systems and the functions themselves in terms of ergonomic impact. Systematic and iterative design of the physical and cognitive interfaces to create an effective user experience in a software system, product or service with attention paid to variety of locations and access devices employed by users. Aware of

Training

Title Details
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.
Software Configuration Installation, configuration and tuning of applications or systems software.
Database Software Software that enables the design, creation, population and manipulation of logical and physical data structures and databases for the storage, distribution, data warehousing and mining.
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
Deputising Standing in for supervisor or manager on a temporary basis during periods of absence. 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
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

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Communicating between the technical and non-technical

Working Communicating between the technical and non-technical

You can: communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders support and host discussions within a multidisciplinary team, with potentially difficult dynamics be an advocate for the team externally, and can manage differing perspectives

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Community collaboration

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

Working Community collaboration

You can: contribute to the work of others motivate and empower teams create the right environment for teams to work in, and can identify the best team makeup depending on the situation recognise and deal with issues

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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.

Working Digital perspective

You can: demonstrate responsiveness to changes in technology, adapting your approach accordingly make decisions to meet user needs in the government context understand the importance of assisted digital and can design services and make decisions to meet user needs

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Evidence- and context-based design

Working Evidence- and context-based design

You can: generate and test multiple solutions to a problem

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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

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Prototyping

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

Working Prototyping

You can: understand when to use a specific prototyping technique or method show the value of prototyping to your team

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Prototyping in code

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

Working Prototyping in code

You can: write HTML and add new tags

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Strategic thinking

Strategy involves creating a plan to achieve a team or organisation's objectives.

Awareness Strategic thinking

You can: explain the strategic context of your work and why it is important support strategic planning in an administrative capacity

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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

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Working within constraints

Web performance optimisation involves improving the efficiency and speed with which web pages load in a browser.

Awareness Working within constraints

You can: understand the value of policy, legislative, regulatory and operational constraints and can find the simplest, shortest and fastest solution for users

Qualification Components

Title Awarding Bodies
FEDIP Associate Practitioner The Federation for Informatics Professionals
BCS Foundation Certificate in Systems Development BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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

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