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#90 HCEV - seperate the skill from the job: change request accepted

Skill level descriptions for User Experience Design (HCEV) can read like a complete (and quite expansive job) rather than an individual skill.

The individual skill seems to cover solution architecture, design, development, requirements gathering, planning and costing,  and more.

In addition, some readings of this skill make it some like user experience designer. Some make it some like a 'just' a graphical designer which is arguably a different, but related skill (perhaps content authoring could be repurposed from being so heavily text based to include graphical content).

Suggest re-evaluating the bredth that is covered by this skill as it may be that some aspects should be included in others skills, and some should be removed from this specific skill.

Attached to User experience design


What we decided

Accepted - and should be reviewed alongside the other User Experience related skills.

What we changed

Changes have been made to HCEV and this has formed part of a refresh of all the skills related to User Centred Design and User Experience.

Level 2 has been removed; it was not part of SFIA v5 and the activities described in SFIA v6 are aligned to other SFIA skills. (e.g. INCA, ICPM)

Sfia Updates Manager says:
Jan 05, 2018 11:21 AM

Daniel -thanks for the critique - Interesting to compare SFIA5 of the equivalent skill - see

and bearing in mind how different this skill is (whats been lost and what it now talks about) this was described in the Moving to SFIA 6 document as

1 - a name change - HCEV User experience design (previously Ergonomic design)
2 - and a new level -HCEV User experience design (previously Ergonomic design) now has a level 2 description