SPIN - Catapult - SCC User Capture & Design


Employment Type Internship
Location On site · Didcot, UK (Electron Building, Fermi Ave, Harwell, Oxford OX11 0QR)
Salary £4,000 (GBP)
Team Business & Market Modelling Team
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 5:30pm, 31st Mar 2024 BST

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Job Description

Project Description:

This project is a cross-Catapult initiative, supported by both the Business & Market Modelling Team and the User Centred Design Team.

The Space Capabilities Catalogue (SCC) presents a brief introduction to a diverse range of organisations in the UK space sector, what they are doing, and where they are based across the country. These companies span a wide range of disciplines and by increasing the visibility of the capabilities of the UK space sector we hope to stimulate future collaborations, new business, and innovations for customers and end-users.

Following an internal workshop, it was recommended that further user requirements capture and engagement was needed to further evolve the SCC as a platform. This project shall reach out to current and potential users of the SCC to understand how they interact with / could interact with the SCC, what functions and features they desire, and how to best present this information. The successful applicant will provide a report and presentation on findings and recommendations including mock-ups or wireframes of how best to present SCC dashboards.

Task Breakdown:

  • Qualitative user research to understand how current users are using the SCC and what barriers they encounter

  • Carry out synthesis and analysis of user feedback, and produce a summary of desired functions and features

  • Produce mock-ups and wireframes for the design for dashboards

  • Present findings and recommendations

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Applicant Specification:

  • You have knowledge of planning and delivering user research projects

  • You can communicate your research findings and ideas with your preferred tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud, Miro, PowerPoint).

  • You have knowledge of the design of digital interfaces

  • You have a good understanding of user research methods and how to tailor them to meet the project objectives

  • You have a good understanding of wireframing with your preferred tools (e.g., Axure, AdobeXD, Miro, and Sketch) for prototyping and UI design

  • You are creative, organised, and motivated

Minimums requirements:

  • Undertaking a UX Design, Service Design, or related course

  • Good command of English, both oral and written

  • Must have the ability and confidence to effectively communicate with individuals with a range of backgrounds and positions in organisations

  • Able to think independently to complete a given task

Process Details:

  • 8 weeks minimum fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate

  • In-person Induction Event to be held on 24th June, and an in-person/hybrid Showcase Event to be held.

  • 5 days holiday to be taken during the placement

How we Work:

We strive to create a high trust environment that enables team members to bring their whole selves to work – this helps to create the foundations of an innovation culture. Our shared values are critical to this:

  • We care - for our people, our partners, and our planet

  • We connect - and engage with people and ideas

  • We learn - and grow, as people and as an industry

Underpinning this is our belief in great teams, our combined efforts will always deliver outcomes beyond that of any individual providing we are honest through debate, experiment and reflect, and create shared resolutions in support of our purpose. Live these values, work to our principles, take ownership to deliver, and we are certain you will thrive with us.

This job description set outs the skills and experience we believe are needed to be able to do this job but, research also tells us women are much more likely than men to take this list of requirements as absolute and self-select out of the process. If you think you can deliver this role then we want to hear from you, regardless of the boxes you didn’t tick.

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