What's your thought on design tasks for a job application?

over 5 years ago from Anmol Bahl, UX Designer - Feminist | Say hi@anmolbahl.com

  • Nelson Abalos JrNelson Abalos Jr, over 5 years ago

    upon looking back on my career, I wish I would have asked to be paid for my time to work on such tasks. That way, if the work is ever used and I'm not hired for the position, at least I was paid for that work.

    3 points
    • Anmol BahlAnmol Bahl, over 5 years ago

      Good point, Nelson. What confuses me that sometimes these tasks are not directly related to what the company does but are design tasks based on fictional scenarios.

      Like, please show us your approach to designing an ATM for kids :/

      2 points
      • Jason LiJason Li, over 5 years ago

        Companies do this on purpose so that there's no conflict of interest. It's to learn more about your process and design thinking in a way that doesn't make you paranoid of them ripping off your work.

        8 points