I'm inited for a final stage interview next week with a company that I'd like to work for. They gave me a design exercise to work on and present. This is for a Senior position.
This is tricky because the feature that I have to redesign during the exercise is working as it should. If this would be real life, and "some users told us this doesn't work so well", I would go out there, test it, and prove that it works just fine. And my gut tells me to do the same for the interview, by putting together a mock user testing session and concluding that the feature works fine.
However, what I'm afraid of is that they expect deliverables (which they do according to the exercise description), and won't accept my solution. I'm afraid it will look like I'm lazy and I didn't want to do it (which clearly is not true). But this is what I'd do in real life, if I would meet this situation during my day-to-day job.
What would you advise me to do?