Knowde product analysis Challenges

For select candidates, we offer you the chance to take a design challenge. We’ll give you a $100 Amazon gift card as a thank you which you will receive whether we offer you a contract or not. Only candidates who are invited to take this challenge will receive the gift card.

Below, you can select from one of the challenges. Keep in mind that this allows us to see how you work, how you think and how quickly you can design. Please don’t exceed the constraints listed for each.

Note: these are not in any intentional order


Design Challenge

Collaborative recipe app

Overview

Chefs and people who love to cook need to invent new recipes to fill all those online and printed recipe books we all know and love and buy. What if there was a recipe-design app that helped people collaboratively design new recipes?

Challenge

Write a product requirements doc for this application.

Constraints

  • Spend no more than 4 hours on this end-to-end
  • Must run in a modern browser with no plugins required
  • Target desktop users

Design Challenge

Two thousand facets

Overview

Faceted search revolutionized how people navigate complex product catalogs. Surfacing the array of properties shared by many similar products and grouped into categories and sub-categories allowed users to navigate through large data sets quickly. This was done by letting them eliminate or add facets that were (or were not) relevant to them. This had the effect of telescoping the data set so users could see the salient items they may be looking for. You can see examples of this at homedepot.com, amazon.com or here.

Challenge

Write a product requirements doc for this application.

Constraints

  • Spend no more than 4 hours on this end-to-end
  • Must run in a modern browser with no plugins required
  • Target desktop users

Design Challenge

Find clarity

Overview

Eyeglasses come in many shapes and sizes, looks and colors, lens types, frame materials and finishes. Imagine a product that lets a user find the glasses they want in the fewest number of clicks/taps but while still considering the largest corpus of eyeglass data available. For a sample data set, you can use https://www.glassesusa.com/. Consider all the decisions a user needs to make: size, style, shape, color, clear/sun, purpose (reading, driving, etc), brand.

Challenge

Write a product requirements doc for this application.

Constraints

  • Spend no more than 4 hours on this end-to-end
  • Must run in a modern browser with no plugins required
  • Target desktop users

Design Challenge

Six Degrees of Gmail

Overview

Imagine you’re working with Google on a new Gmail feature that helps users visualize the connections between the people who they email (send or receive). This feature displays a diagram of all the people the user has received email from and has sent email to so they can visualize the degrees of separation between them and make discoveries. 

Challenge

Write a product requirements doc for this application.

Constraints

  • Spend no more than 4 hours on this end-to-end
  • Must run in a modern browser with no plugins required
  • Target desktop users

Design Challenge

Improve Knowde

Overview

Visit Knowde and find a feature that you like. See what you can think of to improve it.

Challenge

Write a product requirements doc for that feature.

Constraints

  • Spend no more than 4 hours on this end-to-end
  • Must run in a modern browser with no plugins required
  • Target desktop users