The Vital Guide To User Experience (UX) Design Interviewing

A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. As with any area of design, there is a high level of subjectiveness. This guide will help remove some of the subjectivity by allowing you to discover what makes a great UX designer and help you make the right hiring decisions.

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Tamara OlsonUnited States
A self-employed UX designer and developer, Tamara spent several years at Google, first as a UX manager in Ads (DFP), and then as UX design lead for Google Classroom. She has crafted experiences for Apple (apple.com redesign), The Paperless Post, Conde Nast, and The New York Observer (2009 Webby nomination, best newspaper). Tamara is an adjunct professor at FIT, teaching interaction design, and holds a Master’s from NYU’s ITP.
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Jeffrey DavisUnited States
Jeffrey has been working alongside entrepreneurs to help build their businesses for 5+ years. Most recently, he has worked with a digital agency in London called Grampy. For those 2 years, he traveled the world consulting C-level executives and building digital experiences for leading brands.
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Angel J. PerezUnited States
Using an educational foundation with a doctorate in technology design, a master's in computational sciences, and bachelor's in physics, Angel has made significant impact at companies such as Nest, Microsoft, AKQA, and Bank of America throughout his professional career. He is a talented UX/UI designer with his finger on the pulse of the latest technology and communicates extremely well.
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Fabio MunizBrazil
Fabio is a product designer with 5+ years of experience working with venture-backed startups in NY, SF, and EU. He has designed mobile apps that were featured in publications and app stores, and websites with over 100k monthly visitors. Currently Fabio is also writing about usability for TestLodge and mentoring DesignLab's and Springboard's UX courses.
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Michael ClingermanUnited States
Michael is a skilled designer with twenty years of brand identity, product development, and graphic design experience as an art director and an independent designer and artist. He directed interactive design for Yahoo!, where he specialized in advertising, branding, product development, UI/UX, and ideation, and has recently finished a thirteen-month project for Microsoft as a senior UI/UX design lead for a next-generation big data CRM platform.
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Maureen MurphyUnited States
Maureen has been a UX architect for fourteen years and has experience with websites, web-based applications, kiosks, widgets, and mobile interfaces. She’s also good with content and data. She believes that all users' needs matter--not just edge cases--and she prides herself on tenaciously finding usable and scalable solutions to complex problems. Right now, she’s playing with prototyping tools, eager for what they bring to the table.
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Jake FreyUnited States
Jake built Fancy which was deemed one of the best apps of the year from Apple and Google. Other clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify, Hermès, and Kanye West. He's privileged to work on amazing projects with brilliant people.
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Bill TribbleJapan
Bill is an award-winning digital product designer and UX consultant with over two decades of professional experience in design, UX, media, and education. He has been a leader, an entrepreneur, a teacher, and a designer working in a wide range of media, and his user-centered designs are unique to every product.
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Natalia CackowskaPoland
Natalia is a user experience designer and researcher with nearly seven years of experience creating web and iOS applications. Most of her experience comes from designing large enterprise software and SaaS web applications, where her analytical, design, and user research skills are put to work.
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Alexandra JonesUnited Kingdom
With a formal background in music, fine art, and new media, Alexandra has been working as a user experience designer for the past five years within academic and creative industries across 4 countries. She has partnered with both small and nimble startups and innovative, market-leading blue-chip brands at both top-line strategic and granular levels—including Johnnie Walker, Waitrose, Barclays, Weetabix, KFC, World Animal Protection, and more.
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A user-experience (UX) designer has to be proficient in multiple skills, ranging from psychology to design and technology. UX designers also need to have a clear understanding of business goals and user behavior.

In order to identify a great UX designer, it is necessary to employ an effective recruiting process, covering strategy and content, wireframing and prototyping, execution, and analytics, along with the usual set of requirements that will ensure the candidate is a good fit for your organisation and the particular project they will be working on.

UX design job descriptions and job ads must reflect your particular needs, while at the same time outlining the difference between UX and UI design, thus filtering out designers lacking in UX experience.

User-Experience Job Description And Ad Template

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Include office hours, remote working possibilities, and anything else you think makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a user-experience designer responsible for conceiving and conducting user research, interviews and surveys, and translating them into sitemaps, wireframes and prototypes. You will also design the overall functionality of the product and iterate upon it to ensure a great user experience. {{Add any specific experience here.}}

Responsibilities

  • Translate concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Facilitate client’s product visions by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital products.
  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
  • Take smart risks and champion new ideas.
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Requirements

  • Three or more years of UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.
  • Expertise in UX software such as InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer.js, Quartz Composer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design and testing methodologies, subsystems, and usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate your designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design.
  • Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.
  • Be willing to help teammates, share knowledge and experience with them, and learn from them.
  • Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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