Be nice. Or else.
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Rather than angrily dismissing this, how about clarifying your comment by constructively suggesting a better alternative?
As a senior member of a product design team part of my job is to help evaluate new candidates and understand whether or not they will truly bring benefit to the team. I see plenty of polished CVs and portfolios that make candidates seem great on paper, but in real life they're often quite different.
One issue with relying solely on a traditional interview is that it's a weird environment to get to know someone. Clearly getting to know a person is a vital part of knowing if they're a good hire. Involving the candidate in more relaxed, informal discussions around a design problem can help everyone to relax and people's true personalities begin to shine through.
Also, I see plenty of candidates who talk well in an interview setting, but when presented with a design problem it becomes obvious that their interview comments are based on theory - not experience.
Surely it's much fairer to gain this deeper understanding of a candidate before offering them a position rather than hiring and only discovering the gaps in their knowledge when it's too late? In many product teams the designers are given huge amounts of responsibility and it seems only prudent to ensure that new hires are able to cope with that.
The left- or right-leaning nazis?
It's called humour.
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Love the concept of this, but holy crap... seeing a countdown on what's left of your life is pretty sobering. (Screenshot)
To be honest though, this isn't just a design industry problem. Society as a whole seems to have developed an unhealthy jumpiness to any form of strongly opinionated criticism.
Parents are frowned on if they say "no" to their toddlers too often and get accused of heavy-handedness. University students are mollycoddled and given 'safe-spaces' to run to when confronted with ideas that oppose their own and therefore offend them. And as adults we tend to accuse each other of intolerance or bigotry at the first hint of someone veering away from the status quo. As long as we have such thin skins, strongly-worded opinions like Eli's will always be unpalatable.
We need to get comfortable with questioning the status quo again, even if it makes us uncomfortable, because it's by questioning that we grow.
Be nice. Or else.
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