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This UX Designer interview profile brings together a snapshot of what to look for in candidates with a balanced sample of suitable interview questions.
Methods for evaluating a UX (user experience) designer might seem obvious. You just take a look at the work they’ve produced. Certainly a thorough review of their portfolio is the best starting point. Setting them an assignment is equally important. Assuming that both of these are positive, the next step is to chat to them about user experience design itself.
What you are interviewing a UX designer, look for is an interest in design that stretches beyond the boundaries of their own specialisms. Are they aware of and capable of thinking critically about the design decisions that surround all of us in our everyday lives? A great user experience designer is thinking about improvements to these details.
Pro tip: Always include an assignment as part of the hiring process. Here are some additional questions to go through with the candidate once they have submitted an assignment:
1. Talk through your design process and some of your decisions.
2. What would you do differently if you had more time?
3. How do you decide when a design is done?