If you're looking for a product designer, you're probably wondering what questions to ask to find the best candidate. Interviewing a product designer can be tricky - after all, this is someone who will be responsible for designing and bringing your product to life. This blog post will discuss how to interview a product designer and what questions to ask them before deciding. We'll also provide tips on how to evaluate their responses. Let's get started!
When interviewing a product designer, it's essential to ask questions that will give you insights into their design process, experience, and problem-solving approach. Here are some example questions you could ask to get the ball rolling:
Asking questions like these will help you better understand who the designer is as a person and how they work. Pay attention to how they answer each question - do they seem thoughtful and considered, or are they rushing through their responses? Are they able to provide concrete examples to back up their answers? Evaluating the designer's responses will give you a good idea of whether or not they're a good fit for your team.
Take-home tests are dying out, and progressive companies are beginning to emphasize evaluating portfolios that capture a designer's thinking before bringing them to an interview. If you believe the discussion is going well, shift into questions that shed light on their thought partnership. Share your screen, fire up your product demo, and follow up with questions like:
If all continues to go well, you'll want to get a sense of their design toolkit and working style by asking the following:
These interviews may happen over a couple of chats. You'll want to lay out expectations of the roles and get started with the following steps using questions such as:
Thanks for reading! We hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Good luck with your search for the perfect product designer!