I had a somewhat negative experience during an interview last month, but I partly blame myself.
I had worked on a website redesign and showed some wireframes during the interview. Well, the site had then been redesigned after my redesign and this all occured in the span of less than 6 months according to my guesstimate.
I was asked why the site had been redesigned after my redesign and all I could muster was "I am not sure".
I partly blame myself because I was unaware of the succeeding redesign.
Let's flip this question: what sort of questions would you ask of a company where you are interviewing as a Sr. UX or Director? I would want to know about resource allocation methods, whether a Strategy department exists, whether there is a hierarchy amongst departments, and what the UX role is in a typical project life-cycle.
It seems harder to ask about intangbles, like team-building and work-life balance.
I see the topic "design exercises and/or portfolio review during interview" (http://www.ixda.org/node/29463) has gained 45 comments this week. Since both hiring and how we are hired holds value to all of us, I think it would be nice to discuss what are the deal makers and the deal brakers for hiring, as well as what methods of etiquette are optimal for adding new participants to the team whether it be on a junior, similar, or managerial level.
I am pre paring to conduct an interview to create personas for a medical web application doctors and patients. This app is not built yet, and the feature set will be drawn from the personas -- which is why it's giving me a pause. I am used to writing interviews about usability, and always used to work with existing websites. I never created personas before, though I used them before, and I'm having difficulty coming up with questions to ask the interview candidates.
Does anyone have suggestions of topics for quick (~10 minutes) design
The University of Michigan SOCHI (Student Org. in Computer Human
Interaction) is hosting an event to practice our rapid sketching and
ideation skills, particularly in preparation for upcoming job
interviews that many of us have. We've done sketching scenarios like
this in the past and would love some fresh ideas.
Are there any scenarios that you've encountered during IXD/UX
interviews that might be good to practice with?