Over the years I have been apart of several interview teams, and have been interviewed several times for new jobs. I realized pretty quick questions I like to have answered and the questions I like to ask. Normally during interviews, I don\‘t ask ALL of these questions. I do however treat the categories as an outline and like to make sure each category is represented befor making a hire. SO for categories like \“skills\” I can ask questions, or if their portfolio clearly answers my questions I will skip this category.
Working on teams
What design team size do you think is ideal? Describe the roles you would expect each person to have.
Describe a time when business goals or technical limitations didn\‘t align with good design or ux. How did you handle it?
Tell me about a time you took ownership of a product or design.
Design languages and patterns
If I was building an app for iOS and Android, would you recommend I design a custom experience for each platform or a consistent experience across platforms? Why? (No answer is the only wrong answer, they should be passionate about a decision, but also able to articulate the pros on the cons of both)
What are the pros and cons of having a style guide for a website/app?
Have you built a style guide from scratch?
Tell me about a time you uses someone else\‘s existing design language.
What are some differences in (or what do you like about) googles material design, apples human interface guidelines (HIG), and Microsoft\‘s metro design?
What is your IDEAL end to end design process?
What kinds of design problems do you enjoy solving
If you are given a timeline that doesn\‘t allow for your ideal process what do you do? (I am looking for them to push back a little, but ultimately cut parts out of their ideal process and give reason behind those decisions)
Describe a good and bad experience you have had recruiting for user testing.
Tell me about your experience with qualitative research.
Tell me about your experience with quantitative studies.
How do you determine how much and what kind of data you need? when do you do a qualitative study, when do you do a quantitative study? How many participants do you need?
Have you built any accessible websites? describe what you and the team did. (I am looking for more than just alt tags on images, I want to hear them talking about wcag levels)
What tool(s) do you spend most of your time in?
What project are you most proud of?
I am new to UX, what book would you recommend me reading to get started? (They should have a book or two that they have recommended to other people in their organizations in the past)
What do you think will be the next big trend in software (or ux design)?
What design trend in the past few years do you think sucks?
Tell me about a project (or part of a project) that went wrong.