It's a bit of a long story but:
we are currently looking to recruit a Junior UI/UX designer and I have been trying to explain to people what I am looking for in a potential UI/UX designer. So far I have got that I am happy for them to have no experience as long as they are keen to learn and have a basic understanding of what UX is. They need to be able to show a 'different' way of thinking, thinking outside the box, excellent problem solving skills. In terms of background for them we don't have many specifics, it could be somebody with a psychology degree who has hobbies that include painting and photography (understand composition and basic design elements), it could be somebody who has worked in graphic design or web design and wants to change careers and has been looking into UX.
So what I'd like to know is:
- What is the best way to recruit potential UXers
- Is everything above a good place to start when looking for a potential UXer
- What sort of questions / tasks should we be asking / doing in an interview to find out if they match the above criteria. (I have some ideas but would love to here someone elses too)
I'm really looking forward to this chat