Design is about solving problems not making it look pretty. You want your designs to work. They should be easy to understand and use. How do you get better at design? By doing. It can be hard to come up with ideas to design. You can practice with design challenges.
Why do design challenges?
Challenges help you get better at solving problems. They help you to explore new ideas, understand how other designers approach problems and improve your UX skills. You may create a solution that you want to use as a case study in your portfolio.
Here are four different websites where you can find a challenge to tackle:
1. Can’t Unsee: UX Design Game
Ready to test your UX design skills? You can test your skills with Alex Kotliarskyi’s Can’t Unsee. It is a game that tests your UI design skills and attention to details. With three levels, you can challenge your skills in interface design.
2. UX Challenges
Practice solving problems with UX Challenges. These challenges ask you to solve real world problems. You may want to use your solution to a problem as a case study for your portfolio or practice for a design interview.
3. Daily UI
Want to become a better designer? You can sign up for a series of design challenges, inspirations and more. Use these daily challenges to learn and improve your design skills.
Designercize randomly gives you a design problem. You can pick the problem that you want to focus on, choose a time to complete it in and click on play. When the time is done, you should have a completed design.
Need more challenges? Try 100 UX problems from Jon Crabb on UX Collective. Or if you write code, you can consider these coding challenges.