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Ask DN: Examples of Take-Home Design Assignments?

over 4 years ago from , UX Designer. Writer & Publisher @ UXBeginner.com

Hey DN,

What type of take-home assignments have you received in an interview process? Here are some that my friends and I have seen...

  • Redesign a sign-up userflow of X App
  • How would you design X Product for X Audience? (E.g. "Alarm clock for the elderly")
  • Reimagine how an e-commerce store can upsell items without disrupting the user's checkout flow

Had an interesting one? Let's share :)

1 comment

  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 4 years ago

    IMHO, take-home assignments are a poor choice for assessing a candidate's design abilities. Real design is collaborative, user-focused and iterative.

    Take-home assignments are the exact opposite. Design in a box. Without user input. Get it "right" the first time. Perhaps even worse, because the candidate is forced to guess what the "correct" solution is in the mind of the assignor.

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