21 essential UX design interview questions & how to answer them

  • Questions about you
  • Questions about your work experience
  • Questions about your workflow & process
  • Questions about your behavior
  • Questions about your goals

interview

Questions about you

1. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF?

2. CAN YOU TELL ME WHY YOU CHOSE A CAREER IN UX DESIGN?

  • Your empathic personality: How adept you are in studying customers’ behavior in order to provide a perfect solution to their problems
  • Your problem-solving skills: Your devotion to details and the ability to understand the cause of problems and solutions to them
  • Your curiosity: Your eagerness to learn new tips, stay updated with technological trends, and follow up with identified negative customers’ behaviors.
  • Your time-management skills: Adhering to project deadlines.

3. WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR US?

4. WHAT IS YOUR AREA OF FOCUS — UX RESEARCHER, UX DESIGNER OR VISUAL DESIGNER?

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Questions about your work experience

5. CAN I SEE YOUR PORTFOLIO?

6. WHICH DESIGN PROCESS DID YOU ADOPT FOR THESE PROJECTS?

7. CAN I SEE YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT?

8. TELL ME ABOUT A TIME WHEN A PROJECT DIDN’T GO AS PLANNED. HOW DID YOU FIX IT?

9. WHAT ARE SOME WEBSITES OR APPS THAT HAVE GREAT DESIGN?

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Questions about your workflow & process

10. WHAT’S YOUR DEFINITION OF UX DESIGN?

11. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UX DESIGN AND OTHER DESIGN DISCIPLINES?

12. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE YOUR DESIGNS?

13. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE FEATURES OF YOUR DESIGNS?

  • You sample the target market
  • You discover the target market goals
  • Your design features solved the target market’s problem

14. HOW DO YOU DISCOVER THE NEEDS OF YOUR USERS?

15. WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH METHOD DO YOU USE FOR NEW PROJECTS?

Creative Process

Questions about your behavior

16. WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES?

17. WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTHS?

18. HOW DO YOU HANDLE CRITICAL OR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK?

19. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ASKED TO HAND OVER YOUR PROJECT TO A DEVELOPER?

Interview

Questions about your goals

20. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

21. WHY ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS POSITION?

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I specialize in the placement of Design professionals @ Facebook. Prior UI/UX Designer.

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Carl Wheatley

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I specialize in the placement of Design professionals @ Facebook. Prior UI/UX Designer.

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