ID-test regarding recruitment process

9 Dec 2010 - 5:35am
3 years ago
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yoniPacheko
2009

Hi gul and boys!

Im wondering how the design applications test look like?

Ususally when you are applying for jobs sometimes  after the interview is done; the second phase is about to do a design test right?  Now my question is:

How does it look like?

Does it happen that we need to sketch-visualize concepts-interactions? Sealed

Has anybody done this before?Embarassed

Ideas and thoughts more than welcome!

Have a nice day!

Y/

 

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9 Dec 2010 - 9:10am
gthomas10
2010

Great question that pops up on this board often.

Its different every place. My suggestion is to be prepared for whatever and then just and be yourself.

These 'tests' are really just so that people can hear how you think and approach design problems. Don't stress.
Here are some examples that I have been a part of:
    •    Potential employer provides a series of 10 academic style questions to answer AND a printed sample of a website. Interviewee is given ~one hour to answer the questions as completely as they feel necessary and list as many edits/changes as I could for the sample website. [personally I don't like this methodology but I know some people do; the idea is that they see how you preform under some stress as well as test some basic knowledge.]

    •    Interviewee sits with a panel of 6 VP's and answers questions about the potential new hire's likes and dislikes about certain websites/apps/products, design ethos and methodology. Typically in this meeting at least on person will through out a completely random question to A) cut the tension & B) get an answer that could not be prepared for. E.G. "If you could be any comedian who would it be and why?" Answer: George Carlin because …..  

Others on the board can chime in. This group has in the past provided good insight on this topic.
 

9 Dec 2010 - 10:05am
Chauncey Wilson
2007

One "test" that comes up occasionally is to present someone with a design and ask them to critique the design and to feel free to ask any questions they might have.  The goal of the exercise is less the specific critique than the questions the person asks to understand the design.  For example, a design is strongly influenced by the frequency of interaction (once a year for taxes versus hundreds of times a day for detailed design features in CAD programs), the amount of training, the diversity of the users, how many people are involved in the process, what are the consequences of errors, etc.  Someone who asks good questions AND provides a good critique in light of these questions would leave a good impression.

  Chauncey

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:10 AM, gthomas10 <gthomas10@gmail.com> wrote:

Great question that pops up on this board often.

Its different every place. My suggestion is to be prepared for whatever and then just and be yourself.

These 'tests' are really just so that people can hear how you think and approach design problems. Don't stress.
Here are some examples that I have been a part of:
    •    Potential employer provides a series of 10 academic style questions to answer AND a printed sample of a website. Interviewee is given ~one hour to answer the questions as completely as they feel necessary and list as many edits/changes as I could for the sample website. [personally I don't like this methodology but I know some people do; the idea is that they see how you preform under some stress as well as test some basic knowledge.]

    •    Interviewee sits with a panel of 6 VP's and answers questions about the potential new hire's likes and dislikes about certain websites/apps/products, design ethos and methodology. Typically in this meeting at least on person will through out a completely random question to A) cut the tension & B) get an answer that could not be prepared for. E.G. "If you could be any comedian who would it be and why?" Answer: George Carlin because …..  

Others on the board can chime in. This group has in the past provided good insight on this topic.
 

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