Product Design Exercises We Use At WeWork Interviews

The design community is lucky to have so many great resources like Dribbble, Behance, Daily UI etc. These resources allow to see others visual work, show yours and get feedback. On the other hand, a saturated market of visual-centric design communities lead to Dribbblisation of Design — an obsession about how things look over how they work. This process created the wrong perception in the minds of many entry-level designers — that “Product Design = Dribbble”.

Today the best businesses understand that designers should play a role that is beyond aesthetics, making sure the company is building the right features for the right people. Unfortunately these businesses never communicated appropriately what kind of challenges they are expecting junior designers to be able to solve to get hired.

That, in addition to lack of resources where product thinking can be practiced, created a gap between the skills designers are working on to improve, and the skills best businesses expect them to have.

The design community is lucky to have so many great resources like Dribbble, Behance, Daily UI etc. These resources allow to see others visual work, show yours and get feedback. On the other hand, a saturated market of visual-centric design communities lead to Dribbblisation of Design — an obsession about how things look over how they work. This process created the wrong perception in the minds of many entry-level designers — that “Product Design = Dribbble”.

Today the best businesses understand that designers should play a role that is beyond aesthetics, making sure the company is building the right features for the right people. Unfortunately these businesses never communicated appropriately what kind of challenges they are expecting junior designers to be able to solve to get hired.

That, in addition to lack of resources where product thinking can be practiced, created a gap between the skills designers are working on to improve, and the skills best businesses expect them to have.

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