Design take-home exercises and challenges have become a topic of debate in the UX design industry when it comes to the candidate screening process. While some argue that they can be an effective tool for evaluating candidates, others question their ethics and efficacy. The debate revolves around the use of take-home versus collaborative design challenges and the challenges in creating exercises that reflect real organizational challenges and processes. In this campfire live with the Design Leadership Forum by InVision, we explore the different perspectives on the use of design exercises, the potential benefits and drawbacks, and offer insights on how to create ethical and effective exercises. Whether you're a hiring manager or a candidate, this post will provide valuable information for your next job interview in UX.
We also discuss this more detail in our article "How do I create a scalable UX hiring process?
Check out the recorded Campfire Live session below: