The Most Asked UI/UX Interview Questions & Topics

Answering questions about your design process in an unnatural situation like a job interview can be numbing. But all it takes is some preparation to alleviate some of that pressure.

In this article, you can find some of the most asked UX/UI interview questions on 5 large topics, based on 19 articles and questions banks:

Topic 1: Success & failiure

Highlight your strengths, recognize your weaknesses, and demonstrate humility as a UI/UX designer.

Questions:

  1. Tell us about your most/least successful project
  2. Tell us about a time when a project didn’t go as planned. How did you deal with it?
  3. What are some of the biggest challenges you face as a designer?

Topic 02: Advocating for UX

Prove that you can effectively advocate for UX best practices even in high-stakes situations.

Questions:

  1. What is the value of UX design?
  2. Recall a time when you disagreed with a goal or recommendation and how you handled it
  3. Tell us about a time you had to convince others about a design decision. What was the result?

Topic 3: Inspiration & passion

Showcase that you keep yourself up-to-date, you have a critical eye, and you’re passionate about your profession.

Questions:

  1. Where do you seek design inspiration/trends?
  2. What was your favorite and/or most innovative design you ever did?
  3. Describe a product you love/hate. How would you improve it?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Topic 4: Your design process

Show your point of view and knowledge of UX design principles, best practices, and methods.

Questions:

  1. Walk us through your design process using a recent project from your portfolio
  2. Which research methods do you apply when starting a new project?
  3. Whiteboard a solution to enhance the experience of…

Topic 5: Company & teamwork

Show that you’ve researched the company and you can give constructive criticism backed by your expertise.

Questions:

  1. How would you improve the UX of our product?
  2. Why do you want to work with us?
  3. What is your strategy for communicating UX changes to developers and designers?
  4. Do you have any questions for us?

Getting ready for the entire UI/UX designer hiring process

The hiring process of UI/UX designers is not your usual hiring process as it consists of a few more, special steps. Namely, the portfolio presentation and the UX challenge. The same advice applies to these as to the interview: with some prepping, you’ll have a much easier time. Here are some of our guides to help you prepare for the entire process:

Portfolio

How to Create a UX Designer Portfolio?

35 Impressive UX Portfolio Examples and a Guide for Creating Yours

UX Case Study Examples

Resume

17 Brilliant Product Designer Resume Examples and a Guide for Yours

In-person stages

How to Structure and Present Your UX Portfolio

42 Common UX Designer Interview Questions

UX career expert & creative @UXfolio. I've been participating in and writing about UX design for 4 years. In my free time, I read, listen to opera, and work out.

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A typical mistake I see in UX portfolios is lack of content explaining their contribution to the effort, the images are only the final product and not the process to get there.

UX is very much about strategy and if the person is not showing how they got from A to B, they appear to be another UI trying to move into a UX role.

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