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An Interface for Exploring Complex Products

At Home Depot, our associates are constantly working with customers to determine which products they need, assess their options, and make informed decisions about what to buy. It’s a very busy environment and time is precious for both the customer and the associate.

The QuoteCenter application gives associates access to a vast catalog of products — both stock and special order. …


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How I Solved a Design Challenge from the Folks at YNAB

Between June and August of 2016 I applied and was considered for a UX design position at You Need a Budget (YNAB), one of my all-time favorite companies. Out of 450 applicants I made it into their top 7, which I largely attribute to my unique application. Here’s my writeup for a design challenge they gave me later in the process.

Problem

For various reasons, users may encounter a state on the Reports screen where no data is present. …


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A “Today View” Widget for YNAB’s iPhone App

Between June and August of 2016 I applied and was considered for a UX design position at You Need a Budget (YNAB), one of my all-time favorite companies. Out of 450 applicants I made it into their top 7, which I largely attribute to this “pre-interview project.” Later in the process they posed an interesting design challenge to candidates — you can read how I solved it here.

I want to work at YNAB. So do hundreds of other designers, I imagine. …

About

Ben Berkompas

I'm a Sr. User Experience Designer with Home Depot, happily sipping cappuccinos in our far-from-headquarters office in southwest WA state.

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