Overview

The Design Standards are performance standards to evaluate design ability expressed for a given problem difficulty. Final hirability scores and performance standards represent the degree to which an individual is considered capable of solving a design problem in a professional setting.

Capability Score

OVERVIEW

This score determines how well design capabilities were expressed in the solution. The total capability score is the sum of all the ratings for each capability. Each capability is rated on a scale of 1-4:

  • 1: Unsatisfactory
  • 2: Improvement Needed
  • 3: Meets Expectations
  • 4: Exceeds Epectations

SCORING CRITERIA
Design process
The ability to demonstrate design thinking and to explore many ideas and narrow down to one solution
UX design
The ability to demonstrate user-centered design, information architecture, wireframing, and interaction design
UI design
The ability to demonstrate use of color, space, consistency, typography, and visual hierarchy
Product thinking
The ability to demonstrate and articulate how design and design decisions relate to the product or business

Difficulty Level

OVERVIEW

Difficulty level provides an adjustment for how difficult a problem is. Problem difficulty is awarded a point assignment on a scale of 0-2 as shown below.

SCORING CRITERIA

0: Beginner - consists of simple use cases.

1: Intermediate - consists of some simple use cases with a few harder use cases.

2: Advanced - consists of complex use cases.

Performance Levels

OVERVIEW

Performance levels represent the degree to which an individual is considered capable of solving a design problem. The final hirability score is determined by combining the total capability score and making any adjustment for difficulty level.

A hirability score of greater than or equal to 12 is considered passing. Any score less than 12 is considered non-passing and is not ranked.

PERFORMANCE LEVELS

The following are performance levels for scores.

Score Performance Description

< 12

Non-passing

Non-passing scores are not ranked.

12-14

Capable

The individual is considered capable of solving design problems in a professional setting.

15-17

Highly Capable

The individual is considered highly capable of solving design problems in a professional setting.

18

Extremely Capable

The individual is considered extremely capable of solving design problems in a professional setting. This is the highest possible score.