I was recently invited to interview for a design position at Google’s headquarter in Mountain View, California. Although I was not selected to join their team, it was an amazing experience to put together a design exercise for my presentation. My design topic is a mobile app that lets users to agree to join a public digital leaderboard within a fitness class. This is to generate friendly competition among classmates within a fitness class and help each student to monitor their progress.
For this design exercise I am using an example of a spin class called Smart Cycle. Each bike is synced with a central digital screen that displays a leaderboard. Students of the spin class would need to download a mobile app to connect to the bike they’re using, and create a public identity to be part of the leaderboard.