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A common and classic UX interview question

I was asked "If you want to redesign some part of the application but the engineers said it will take too much of their time and don't want to change it, what would you say?" I think it's a very ...
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Visiting Apple, what questions should I ask? [closed]

My class will be visiting Apple and I am very excited as I am huge fan of Apple UX. What are some good questions to make the most of the visit? Note: We will meet Jobs, but I am not sure if we will ...
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How to extract more insightful UX requirements from User

We do iterative releases, and thus I see a good number of user UI/UX requirements come in. Which is great so we can focus on the key areas. Naturally these requests are in the format "The system ...
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What general questions about UX are best asked during an interview for a UX position in general?

Which questions are most successful at gauging the UX design experience in a candidate? What approaches are best used during a job interview for a UX design position?
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How to conduct user research in a highly constrained environment with private/protected data?

I work in health care and am trying to establish some practices and protocols for conducting user research on physicians. However, the health care industry has some constraints that make user research ...
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What to ask when hiring UI Experts? [closed]

I'm creating a desktop (PC) application. A dictionary / thesaurus / spell check tool that works across applications (explorer / browser / spread sheet etc..) I know my own intuition on UI sucks and ...
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What are the best ways to interview customers to derive needs?

I have just started a new project and I am going to be speaking to customers directly to try to derive needs for a new version of the software application. I have not done this before. Some of my ...
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How do you handle not being allowed to do stakeholder interviews?

I was recently hired for one of my first new projects and have been interviewing stakeholders. I got through the interviews with other people who work for the client, with no problems. However, the ...
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How do you best present yourself in a UX job interview?

We have had great questions and answers around looking for and interviewing a UX candidate, but I would like to know about the other side of the table as I have an interview coming up and this would ...
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How to coach reviewers past saying a design is “clean”?

I've heard it a hundred times. "I love it. It's so... clean". It's a mildly frustrating response. When it comes to design review with stakeholders, the word "clean" is the equivalent to the word '...
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Example Task for a UX (User Experience) Interview

We are in the process of weeding out potential candidates for a new UX position in our company. It is difficult to tell how someone actually works until you get them to go through a project. So, I ...
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What are good questions to ask when interviewing intranet users for persona development? [duplicate]

I'm part of an external team hired to improve a software engineering company's intranet. I have been tasked with developing a usable set of personas out of a pool of around 300 employees. The ...
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what question should be asked to make a persona

I am currently designing an interview plan in order to make a persona for our products(an ERP software, already online). So here is the outline of the questions that i want to asked: know your user (...
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What research method should I use to find Top Tasks for an intranet site?

A client recently asked me to find out users' top tasks on an intranet site for usability testing. It is hard to interview the users, so I advised them to create a survey with some open-ended ...
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Is asking 'balanced' leading questions the right way during user interviews?

It sounds a little bit counter-intuitive, but I am wondering if we actually lose a lot of the information that we might otherwise intend on finding out or capturing by not asking more direct or '...
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What research method is appropiate for this case?

We have a mobile app, with 3 million of downloads and 1.5 million of active users. This is a young product with the main market overseas. I just arrived to the company and I realized that they haven't ...
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Should Focus Group interviews include people of different stakeholder categories?

I was told by a friend that when conducting focus groups to gather information for needfinding for a design, I should avoid grouping different stakeholders together into a single group. This got me ...
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What are you looking for in design interviews?

When conducting user interviews as part of the design process of a page, before any mockups have been built, what are the key questions that should be asked? What is the best way to wheedle out what ...
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“ too logical” in UX Design

This is a very strange question that I'm about to ask that I'm not sure if anyone else has ever received. I've been doing UX Design now for roughly 5 years, and I thoroughly enjoy it. I'm heavier on ...
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How to gather “post-experience” user insights

I want to gather some user feedback about an application process. I was thinking it would be ideal to 1) do real-time usability testing and 2) gather some feedback from people who completed the ...
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Why don't interviewer/recruiters ask UX designers to review their product during the interview process?

I have seldom been asked by an interviewer to provide an expert review of the client's product/service as part of the interview process. I would assume that this is a good opportunity to see how a ...
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Avoiding negative or positive biases during interviews

I'm going to be conducting user surveys and I want to ask questions like "What part of the software is good?" and "What part of the software is bad?" (more specific to the software in question of ...
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Coming up with questions for user research

The biggest problem for beginners at chess is remembering how each piece moves. I designed a set where the form of the piece itself provides a clue to the way it moves: I would like to turn this ...
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what kind of questions should i ask the user during the user interview to get insights for revamping website on-boarding?

this is my first week working in a startup as a ux strategist for the very first time. previously i've been working in an digital agency for 4 years. it's been hard to shift my mindset from a ...
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Observing and finding bottlenecks of a process

My main focus in UX is web UX, but I've been requested by my supervisor to help with improving the process of an installation company (not web-related). I proposed doing contextual interviews (CI) to ...
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How to prepare an interview with a UX researcher?

When applying for a UX designer position. What and how to prepare for an interview with a UX researcher on the UX team?
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What are some methods / guidelines / tutorials for doing user interviews before developing a piece of software? [closed]

The stuff behind the scenes, such as the database, is simple and flexible, so I don't have to consider that. So this is all about what the users need, and that means what he needs in the GUI (it's a ...
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Best practices for performing prototyping tasks in interviews, e.g. whether to explain with notes?

When interviewing UI/UX jobs, some companies would give you design problems for you to work at home and return in prototypes in a couple days. What are the most common tools/medium used? Balsamiq, PDF,...
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Test to evaluate a UX designer in product company [closed]

We are in the process of hiring a UX designer for our company, for which the primary skill set is: Ability to understand the product and its features Provide input on requirements Ask questions Come ...
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Quick, Quantifiable UX Screener Questions

We are sending a non-technical HR rep to a career fair for university students. We are planning on hiring a few Quality Assurance (QA) interns. We like our QA interns to have some programming skills ...
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Is my needfinding observation plan methodologically sound?

I was wondering if you could help me conduct a proper needfinding observation. Mostly, do you see any methodological errors in my observation plan or survey questions? Does my plan maximize the ...
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What information should be gathered through interviews? [closed]

This is my first project in Interaction design. I'm planning to design a portal for on-line florist. If I'm planning for a face to face interview with florists, What kind of information should I ...
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Help interviewing a software project manager for software engineering class [closed]

I have a software engineering homework where I have to interview a software project manager. I was wondering if anyone would like to help me. I would only be asking a few questions. Thanks (p.s Im not ...
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Interviewing a Single User About an Existing UI Improvements

I am about to interview / ask questions from a single end-user, who has been using the application in prod for 3 months daily. I am wondering is there some existing question set to begin this with? ...
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What does the setting, situation, time, etc mean for a research interview?

I need to conduct interviews with a target user group, before starting development. I need to do both: Contextual inquiries for a technical installation (heatpump) Regular interview, where there is ...
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UX Interview question [closed]

I've been graced with this questions more than once. I know I'm responding accordingly but I want to throw these out to all of you and get your thoughts. Question 1 Product manager: “Let’s say, the ...
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How to convince a user to make an face to face interview?

I need help with convincing user to meet with our company responsable for an interview. We are calling them and telling them that we want to make an interview with them ,and telling them our purpose ...
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Programmer wanting to go more into front-end and UI development [closed]

I've just come out of an interview that I believe didn't go as well as what I expected it to. And I find my self now somewhat confused as to where I want to go with my career. Besides feeling quite ...