How to Tackle a Design Interview Challenge

A framework I’ve used for a variety of design exercises

Chrysan Tung
Jun 2, 2017 · 11 min read

A Bit of Background

The Challenge

My Approach




User Research

“The Power Booker”

“The Researcher”

“The Spontaneous Traveler”

Competitive Review

Starwood, Trivago, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, Kayak

Requirements / User Flows


Separate View (Scrolling) Calendar
Accessible (Paging ) Calendar

Initial Wireframes

Initial Wireframes

Choosing Dates Flow

Paging Calendar

Accessing the Calendar Flow

Tuck Away Calendar

Final Wireframes

Scrolling Search Results

Scrolling Search Results

Accessing the Calendar

Tuck Away Calendar Interaction

Choosing Dates

Paging the Calendar

Next Steps

Final Thoughts

—Chrysan Tung


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