I hope my comment is not bringing this discussion off-topic.
Anyway, as I said we started a recruiting process to find a couple of new UX Designers with more than 5 years of seniority.
We started the first round of interviews and one of the main questions in our script was “could you describe your design process to deliver a new app/feature?”.
The goal of the question was to give us the change to understand how those people are approaching a specific use-case in terms of design task (designing something new).
Most of the candidates were replying with standard answers as:
- I do a benchmark
- I start to define the navigation tree
- I create a first version of the main screens
and so on.
Fair enough, afterwards we always asked them “reading your CV your latest project is about building a new app for an e-commerce platform, could you please tell us how you executed the task according to your design process?”.
Well at this stage the panic started!
They were struggling in describing the process and even if they tried the executed process was a way far from the one described before.
We decided to not ask anymore the first question because we believe that very often people are providing theoretical answers that are not consistent with the way how they actually work.
I hope my point is more clear now