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81% of Americans want to write a book. In fact, 31% of all e-book sales in the Kindle Store are self-published e-books. Design a product for self-publishing a book on Amazon to help decrease the entry barrier to self-publishing.
Design a product for self-publishing a book on Amazon, decreasing the entry barrier to self-publishing.
Design a dashboard for a freelancer to manage, monitor, and plan their client work.
Millions of animals are currently in shelters and foster homes awaiting adoption. Design an experience that will connect people looking for a new pet with their ideal companion.
Provide a high-level flow and supporting wire frames to help adopters find a pet that matches their lifestyle, considering factors such as breed, gender, age, temperament, and health status.
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What is a UX design challenge?A design exercise is a design challenge which is used by companies to test interview candidates. Afterwards designers applying for a UX position are asked to present their solution. Such challenges can be used either for preparing for a job interview or just to practice your design skills.
How companies use these exercises?Companies are normally using such challenges during interview for:
- 1) Live whiteboarding challenges — the candidate is asked to perform the exercise live with the interviewer, explaining their thinking and decisions while solving the task.
- 2) On-site exercises — the candidate is given about an hour to solve the problem while being in a comfortable, quiet space equipped with paper and pens. After an hour the candidate will present their solution with wireframes and sketches using a whiteboard.
- 3) Take-home exercises — the candidate must deliver a high-fidelity design within a defined deadline, usually four to eight hours.
What type of UX design challanges exist?
- Building a new product (e.g. build a desktop app dashboard for a general practice doctor).
- Change or improve an existing product (e.g. design a marketplace for freelancers which LinkedIn has decided to build as a part of their product).
- Conceptual tasks (e.g. design an alarm clock for the blind).
- Business metric-oriented tasks (e.g. improve Pinterest’s retention).
How can I learn solving UX challenges?Check out my book "Solving Product Design Exercises". It teaches UX designers how to solve and present exercises, that businesses use to interview digital product designers and UI/UX designers.
I have a question. How can I contact you?Please contact me via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.