Ask DN: Questions to ask in an interview?

almost 8 years ago from , Stuff maker

A couple of days ago some lad asked what questions should you ask when interviewing a candidate.

I would love to know the opposite - what should you ask when being interviewed for a UI designer position.

Thank you, DN :)


  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, almost 8 years ago

    Intimidate them. Ask them how many shrimp they could guzzle in a shrimp eating competition. Take that number, and multiply it by 1.4, and tell them that's how many you can eat. Pulling a classic power move like this in your interview will not only seal the deal, but also force the person to let you be their boss.

    6 points
    • cliff nowickicliff nowicki, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

      i'm going with this question. And just to show you're serious about the question, clear off the table/desk with one sweeping motion of your arm, pull out a trucker cap from your back pocket and put it on backwards. Then challenge them to a arm wrestling competition and ask if they have what it takes to go "Over the top"

      2 points
  • Vincent MillikenVincent Milliken, almost 8 years ago

    Here are a few links, some mite be a bit more developer focused:


    5 points
  • Tyrale BloomfieldTyrale Bloomfield, almost 8 years ago
    1. Ask about the critique process, and feedback loops.
    2. Ask how proud the team is with the launch projects. This shows how much they bend to the will of the client.
    3. Ask about timelines, do they allow for more than one revision? or more than one version?
    4 points
  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 8 years ago

    What's the worst thing about working here?

    Been using it for a couple of years in every job interview, and it never fails to impress.

    3 points
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, almost 8 years ago

    One thing I ask every person I meet with during an interview is:

    What's one thing you think the team/company could do better than it already does.

    Sometimes it uncovers dirt that is valuable to know up front, sometimes it just reinforces a great time and communication. Usually helps me suss out some red flags up front.

    3 points
  • Oz ChenOz Chen, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Some of my favorites: 1. How long do projects take to launch? Can you give me some examples? 2. What kind of manager do you consider yourself? Can you talk about any management whose decisions will affect my day to day life? 3. What are some things that new designers could do in their first 30 days to set them up for success? What does onboarding look like for new team members?

    When in doubt, I tend to mirror the questions back (because I'm honestly curious). If they want to know about my design process, I ask about their design process, etc.

    I wrote an specifically for UX Designers, but most of the questions can apply broadly to other jobs:

    10 Useful Questions to Ask in UX Interviews

    1 point
  • Mark JenkinsMark Jenkins, almost 8 years ago

    I strongly believe you should be able to ask as many questions to the people interviewing you as the ones they are asking to you.

    If you're going for a UI position, i'd ask some things like the following:

    – What's the working relationship between a designer and a developer. Where does collaboration begin and end?

    – How does the company deal with the idea of 'perfection' when designing UIs

    – Where do design and development overlap – is there a dictation of the product from one over the other?

    0 points
  • Joel CalifaJoel Califa, almost 8 years ago

    look up behavioral interviewing

    0 points