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Design a new car stereo.
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Clarifying the scope : Assume we are a tier 1 OEM supplying stereos to car customers. Why are we designing the new stereo – product refresh, new market segment (luxury car, entry level car, medium range …See more

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Thanks for the answer. You follow the structure of the answers well and that’s really important. My feedback would be around the use cases and features. I would have listed a couple out of box use cases and ideas as a way to present my creative thinking abilities. You want to list ideas that have not been implemented yet.
I would also followed the features section by an analysis of the ideas from an impact to customer and cost of ineplenntatki perspective.
Hope it helps.
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Question Bijan. In answering such question how do we balance traditional/basic use cases vs innovative new ones? I wanted to ensure basic use cases are covered and did not leave much time for exciting ones (imagine an actual interview).

A new product first has to ensure basic use cases are met before providing advanced functionality.
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You’ll want to focus on more innovative/new features rather than basic ones. The basic ones are already built by others and by listing them, you’re not showcasing your skillset. You can briefly describe what the product does today as a way to list out the basic features.
The interviewer wants to see you be able to drive the roadmap of a product by coming up with new use cases / features. What sets you apart is new ideas. Hope it helps.
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I would first ask why we are designing a new car stereo. Let’s assume the new car stereo is being designed to enable a better integration with new services available because of the existence of mobile. I…See more

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I like the answer. Maybe list a couple more use cases and ideas? If you have time, it would be helpful if you’d also described how the Minimum Viable Product / version 1 will look like. You can describe the interface and how you would go about building it.
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I would want to assess the existing stereo market and find the area we can focus the new stereo. Along with scanning the competitive market I’d want to look at the target market for the stereo…Com…See more

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