21 essential UX design interview questions & how to answer them

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Questions about you

1. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF?

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

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?

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

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

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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?

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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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