A product manager’s core job is to help design, build, ship, and improve a product so during product manager interviews, most companies love to question how a prospective candidate might think about designing a product.
The popular product design question usually takes shape in the form of something like:
Walk me through the steps of how you would design “X product” (there are many things I’ve tried asking; some common questions I’ve frequently heard include a pen for astronauts, an alarm clock for the blind, an elevator for handicapped individuals, etc…)
When you answer these types of product design questions, you should always approach them with a framework in mind. Below is one that I highly recommend: