Take-Home Design Challenges Guide

After a first round interview, some companies (like Apple, Astranis, etc.) will give candidates a take-home assignment to assess your engineering knowledge outside the context of an interview. These can be a lot of work, but it’s a great way to show off what you’re capable of to the employer!

Here are some examples of presentations for a design challenge prompt relating to a battery door design:

Example 1:
Apple Design Challenge by Marcel Okoli - Issuu

Example 2:
Apple-Design Challenge_DS.pdf | DocDroid

Example 3 (Slides 3 & 4):
Electronics Portfolio by Jonathan Sauder - Squarespace

While it depends on your prompt, showing each step of the design process can be valuable (i.e. defining requirements, initial research, potential solutions, comparison, analysis, costs, etc.)