Design Challenge

Challenges that test the process & creativity of designers

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A collection of design challenges created to test the process and creativity of any designer. The challenges can be used, taken, and modified in any way by anybody; whether it’s a design recruiter, a mentor, or someone who just wants a challenge.

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    Tyler FinckFounder - You Think This Is A Game
    Pros: 

    Clean, smart, and most of all: practical!

    Cons: 

    none.

    Fantastic work Luke!

    Tyler Finck has used this product for one week.

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Jacqueline von TesmarHiring@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @lukejones, This is a fun take on design. What made you want to build this as a test? Is your main goal to give insight to the designer, or see how everyone stacks up against each other?
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Luke JonesMaker@lukejones · Product Design & Research
@jacqvon Hi Jacqueline, thanks for responding! The intention is for people to use the design challenges privately. So it’s a resource to find these challenges as opposed to any kind of spec work. I’m mentoring somebody at the moment – one thing I like to do when I’m mentoring is send across a design challenge to them with constraints to help critique the way they think, their processes, and the execution. It’s also common to ask candidates for a job to do these challenges to understand their thought processes, research methods, and how they execute design. This is often paid work, so the candidate gets like $400 for a few hours of time, even if they don’t get the job. This experience is what made me want to create a public place to share these to help mentors, design managers, and individuals test their skills. At some point there _might_ be a showcase / critique section, but we’ll see.
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Ali R. Tariq@alirtariq · Product Designer, Axonify
@jacqvon @lukejones Firstly, great addition to the resources out there to help build up design skills! I like how these challenges have briefs that read like they could easily be real-world ones. I think to get to the next level, there would _have_ to be a critiquing component. It's very difficult to improve without that feedback. That said, I can see this tool being used by other design mentors/teachers to challenge their students and provided one-on-one critiques. This would work for people who are lucky enough to have a mentor, but sort of leaves everyone else on their own. All the same, neat tool!
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Luke JonesMaker@lukejones · Product Design & Research
@jacqvon @alirtariq You’re right, and perhaps I should figure out a ‘looking for a mentor?‘ or ‘looking for feedback?‘ feature that pushes people towards another platform in those scenarios :-). I worry that including critique / sharing designs on this would complicate the easy and open functionality a little right now.
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Ali R. Tariq@alirtariq · Product Designer, Axonify
@jacqvon @lukejones sounds like a fair compromise!
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Darrius Taylor@double_are · UX/UI Developer
I love this. I just started a 30 day design challenge (UI/UX) and this pops up in my feed!
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Luke JonesMaker@lukejones · Product Design & Research
@double_are That’s so cool Darrius, would love to know how that challenge goes (have followed you on Twitter). Also if you come up with any good challenges, let’s figure out how to get them on the site :-)
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Wessel Grift 👾@wesselgrift · UX Designer at ING Advanced Analytics
Cool! This will be great for people who need side projects!
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Luke JonesMaker@lukejones · Product Design & Research
@wesselgrift That’s been a great unintentional feature of this site – I’ve already had people get in touch saying they’re building the products.
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Max@rdev · JS Developer
Isn't this exactly what Daily UI did?
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Patrick@patricktrogan · Product Designer
@rdev No, not at all. Daily UI are just daily prompts to design purely visual components, whereas these are fully briefed projects that challenge you with a problem to solve and constraints to boot.
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Dean Wedgwood@dean_wedgwood · Rain Tech
looking for one to build an prototype invention of mine will need a small device to be placed in a box and an app to tell when the item has been placed in the box.
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Luke JonesMaker@lukejones · Product Design & Research
@dean_wedgwood Schrodinger's app?
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Dean Wedgwood@dean_wedgwood · Rain Tech
@lukejones not sure what that is i have an idea for a practical invention i can tell you more if you agree to a noncirum agreement and wil share revenues contact dino3535@gmail.com. this is my second invention first one is currently patent pending