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Practice Product Design Skills and Prepare For Your Next Design Interview

Redesign an ATM. Design a dashboard for a freelancer to manage their work. Redesign the NYC MetroCard system.

Learn how to solve and present exercises like these, that businesses use to interview digital product designers and UI/UX designers.

Book rating is 4.5 of 5 316 reviews

Become a better designer. Step up your career.

Today’s top companies are looking for business-minded digital designers who are not just focused on visuals. With this book, you can practice this mindset, prepare for design interviews, find project concepts for your portfolio and learn how to interview other designers.

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What will you learn from this book?

What’s inside

  • A 7-step framework for solving digital product design exercises
  • 5 fully-worked solutions to example design exercises
  • 30+ examples of whiteboard and take-home exercises
  • Printable PDF-canvas for practicing
  • Tips and advice from five design leaders
  • Techniques for generating ideas for exercises
  • Tips for presenting your exercise
  • Overview of the hiring process
  • Guide for testing candidates using exercises
  • and more...

PDF-canvas included in the book used to solve an exercise

PDF-canvas included in the book and used to solve an exercise

Chapter 3: Questions and Answers — “ATM redesign” exercise

Chapter 3: Questions and Answers — “ATM redesign” exercise

Chapter 1: Introducting the design exercise

Chapter 1: Introducing the design exercise

What type of exercises will you learn to solve?

  • Design a dashboard for a freelancer to manage and plan their client work. Used by Digital Ocean
  • Redesign the ATM Used by Facebook
  • Design a digital product to make primary care more accessible.

Featuring advice from experts in the industry:

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Bobby Ghoshal

Co-host of High Resolution podcast explains how designers can change their mindset and get to grips with business.

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Mia Blume

Design leadership coach (ex-Pinterest, Square and IDEO) shares skills which future design managers should work on.

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Justin Maxwell

Co-founder at, (ex-Apple, Google, gives advice to designers who want to become founders.

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Helen Tran

Former Design Lead at Shopify explains the crucial skill most designers overlook.

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Joel Califa

Senior Product Designer at GitHub shares tips for getting a job.

Who should read this book?

What readers say

This book is fantastic! I recently applied for an Interaction Design role at Google […] It definitely worked because I got great feedback on the design challenge and I made it to the in-person interviews.

May 17, 2018

Pretty much got me my current job as a designer at Facebook.

June 13, 2022

Everything happened so much like it's described in the book that I thought my interviewers had read it as well.

September 6, 2021

Must have book for students, who want to be Product Designer, UX Designer, or Interaction Designer.

April 7, 2018

I received two great offers: one from a Fortune 10.

July 26, 2018

About the author

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Artiom Dashinsky

Hey! My name is Artiom and I'm a product designer based in Tel Aviv and Berlin. Most recently I led the design of multiple products at WeWork and prior to that I worked with startups building their products and design culture.

Previous products I built for the design community are used by tens of thousands of designers working at companies like Google, Airbnb, Netflix and Boeing. Products I built or designed are featured in Wired, TechCrunch, Forbes, Quartz, Smashing Magazine, Awwwards and more.

Reach me on Twitter or email.

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