Product Designer Test

A product designer is responsible for designing and developing products for customers. They might work on improving simple products that are already available, such as furniture, or they may work on products that are more complex like technology, computing, or even medical equipment.

  • What is a product designer test?

    The product designer job knowledge test is designed to be used early in the recruitment process, and it asks questions that are specifically related to the skills, knowledge, and job-related experiences that are needed for a product designer to be successful.

    The test itself is very simple to administer to a large number of candidates, and for the applicants, it is a straightforward online assessment that can be taken in their own time. The test assesses soft skills like communication and project management, as well as aptitudes like spatial awareness. The test also focuses on knowledge of design-related software and principles.

    Candidates taking the test need to be able to demonstrate that they have the skills to be able to work with client specifications, communicate with stakeholders and team members and that they understand the basics of technology, industrial processes, and safety standards.

About the Product Designer Test

Job knowledge tests are an excellent way to assess candidates related to their specific attributes related to the role they have applied for. In this way, the product designer test has been created to assess candidates on their ability to not only create designs, but also work with software, and manage projects.

The product designer test is a useful step in the application process for recruitment teams that are looking to save time and money. The assessment is a simple way to evaluate the actual level of skill and aptitude that each candidate possesses so that only the most qualified candidates can be chosen to go further.

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  • Why should you use a product designer test for recruiting?

    Recruitment teams will often have prerequisites for candidates, which might include a degree in something like industrial design, architecture, or engineering as well as industry certification in 3D design and CAD. Experience might also be set as criteria for applicants, but when it comes to narrowing down a large pool of similarly qualified candidates after the initial CV or application form review it can be difficult to differentiate.

    The product designer test makes it easy to recognize the candidates that have what it takes to be successful in terms of job knowledge, specific skills, and experience.

    Product designers need to be able to use CAD software and have the right level of spatial and visual awareness to be able to prepare sketches based on client specifications, and work with other team members to bring the project from the initial sketch to the completed product. They need to be able to communicate effectively with managers and clients. The most successful product designers have a good working knowledge of industrial processes and emerging technology, as well as enough commercial awareness to know how to market a product against competitors.

    The product designer test might also be useful for the recruitment team to use when looking for qualified user experience designers and graphic designers, too.

    The cost and time savings of using a job knowledge test as part of the recruitment process for a product designer are part of the reasons that they are popular. The test provides recruiters with actionable, quantifiable, and unbiased data that can be used to choose exactly the right people to take through to the interview stage.

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Results for the Product Designer Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses product designer skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific soft skills where applicable (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. logical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. integrity). The results present a holistic view of how well-suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgment for soft skills, and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed accurately and fairly, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities, and knowledge necessary to be a product designer were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analyzed to maximize reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity, and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our product designer test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimized for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

Product Designer Test FAQs

What are the key skills of a product designer?

Product designers need hard skills in design and CAD software, but they also need skills in project management, communication, and creativity to help them come up with design ideas, innovations, and improvements.

What software programs should a product designer be familiar with?

Software designers should be confident in using basic computer programs like Microsoft Word and Excel, but they will need to be able to use 3D design software like CAD and Adobe suite to be able to produce their ideas.

What is the cost for Picked's product designer test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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