UX Design Challenge: 100 Days of UX Prompts 

Page Flows Team

May 16, 2024 | 8:00 am
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As a creative, it often helps to flex those design muscles. A UX design challenge can be just what you need to get your creative juices flowing! That’s why we’ve put together a take-home design challenge with 100 prompts to test your UX knowledge.

Let’s dive in!

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What Is a UX Design Challenge? Why Do One?

UX design challenges are there to provide you with some inspiration. By following the prompts, you can get some practice in and hone your creative skills. As a result, you can familiarize yourself even more with the design process.

In particular, these challenges are useful for budding UX designers. They allow you to work on projects that you can potentially add to your portfolio. Even without existing professional work, you can show hiring managers your skills.

Yes, companies value experience. After all, on-the-job experience shows you have soft skills like communication and teamwork. However, we all have to start somewhere. These projects can help you demonstrate that you at least have the skills to pull off amazing design work.

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Where To Find UX Design Challenge Prompts

If you’re looking for UX design challenge prompts, there are plenty of places to find them. Some sites host competitions and challenges. While competing with other new designers can be an exciting prospect, you sometimes have to pay for these challenges.

Alternatively, there are plenty of free options available. Sharpen, for example, is a design challenge generator that provides endless prompts.

However, some designers like to focus their efforts on specific challenges. That’s why we’ve created a UX design challenge to test your creative skills over a 30 or 100-day period. And the best part? It’s totally free!

Explore our prompts below.

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30-Day UX Design Challenge

So, you’ve decided to enter the 30-day UX design challenge. Kudos! The best part about these prompts is that they’re exactly that: prompts. At the end of the day, you can make them your own.

Feel free to see these as a whiteboard challenge, in which you wireframe your ideas quickly. Or, turn them into full projects if you’re passionate about the idea.

And if a prompt sparks an idea that goes in a different direction, feel free to go with the flow!

Here are 30-days-worth of UX design prompts.

Day 1-10

Day 1: Design a credit card checkout page. Remember to include security numbers, dates, and so on. Check out Shop as an example. 

Day 2: Design an app icon. What represents the product best? Make sure it stands out on the homepage amongst other apps.

Day 3: Design a sign-up page for an app of your choice. Include a form to enter all the necessary details. 

Day 4: Design a user profile page for a streaming app. Be mindful of names, imagery, placement, and editing options.

Day 5: Design an error 404 page. Make sure it suits the brand’s style and effectively communicates with the user.

Day 6: Design a button or icon for social sharing. Think about the imagery, size, and placement.

Day 7: Design the direct messaging portion of a social media app. Think about the number of people involved, the messages, images, placement, and context. 

Day 8: Create a countdown timer for a stopwatch app. 

Day 9: Design a settings page for a business on a map app (like Google Maps). Do they have everything they need to list their business effectively?

Day 10: Create an on/off switch. It’s time to get creative with this one. Is it to toggle dark mode on and off? Is it to turn off notifications?

Day 11-20

Day 11: Design an email receipt for an e-commerce site. Remember to tell the customer what they bought, when, and how to get a refund.

Day 12: Design a pop-up for a sign-up form on a cooking website.

Day 13: Design a mobile boarding pass. Think about all the information the passenger needs!

Day 14: Design a preview window for a streaming service. What information does the viewer need before they decide which show to watch?


Day 15: Design a music player. Consider the imagery, icons, and controls.

Day 16: Design a dropdown menu for a form. Think about the ideal user persona and what information they might need to provide. How will you categorize the options?

Day 17: Design a ‘Contact Us’ page. Consider the branding and tone of voice to craft microcopy.

Day 18: Create a leaderboard for a fantasy football app.

Day 19: Design a pricing page. Consider how you will display important information.

Day 20: Design a calculator app. It can be standard, scientific, or specialty, but focus on designing it for a phone. Think outside the box. 

Day 21-30

Day 21: Create a file upload element. Do users drag and drop the file or use a button? How does the upload show progress?

Day 22: Design the interface for a smart electric vehicle. 

Day 23: Design a blog post for a fashion website. Consider important information like category, author, date, comments, and so on.

Day 24: Create a pop-up for a special offer.

Day 25: Design a landing page to promote your favorite musician’s new album. Consider elements like calls to action, buttons, and so on.

Day 26: Create an advanced search window for a website of your choice.

Day 27: Design a dashboard for a smart home device. Think about how it displays data, but also how it makes the user’s life easier.

Day 28: Design an analytics screen for a sleep-tracking smartwatch.

Day 29: Design a portion of a map app where users can add pins to their favorite locations. What do the pins look like? How can they organize them?

Day 30: Design the shopping portion of an e-commerce site. Consider whether it’s for a local business or a large online retailer and what the brand sells.

100-Day UX Design Challenge
Congratulations! You made it through a whole month of UX design conundrums. Now it’s time to turn up the heat and push for triple figures. Below are the rest of the prompts for the 100-day UX design challenge.

You’ll notice that these start to get tougher, with some of these prompts involving full-blown sites or apps. Again, feel free to make these prompts your own, wireframing or redesigning as you wish.
H3: Day 31-40

Day 31: Turn one of your previous designs into dark mode.

Day 32: Design an onboarding process for a SaaS platform. 

Day 33: Design a product customization page for a sneakers website.

Day 34: Design the homepage for a weather app, considering elements like location, forecasts, and icons.

Day 35: Create a widget for the weather app you designed yesterday.

Day 36: Design a mobile calendar. What are the different viewing options?

Day 37: Design a recipe page for a food app. What’s the best way for users to access all the information they need? Can you integrate hands-free features?

Day 38: Design an interface for a workout app that guides people through a circuit.

Day 39: Design a customer testimonial element to appear on the homepage of a website.

Day 40: Create a to-do list app.
H3: Day 41-50

Day 41: Design the food or drink menu that pops up when customers scan a QR code at a restaurant.

Day 42: Redesign the Linktree information card.

Day 43: Design an invoice for an online purchase.

Day 44: Design an activity feed for a news app.

Day 45: Design a ‘Coming Soon’ page for a website launch.

Day 46: Design a notification that makes users aware of a task they need to complete.

Day 47: Design an online job board, considering the job listing pages and how users can filter vacancies.

Day 48: Design a press page where visitors can learn more about a business.

Day 49: Design a logo, then animate it.

Day 50: Design an interaction for users to save an item to their ‘favorites’ folder.

100-Day UX Design Challenge

Congratulations! You made it through a whole month of UX design conundrums. Now it’s time to turn up the heat and push for triple figures. Below are the rest of the prompts for the 100-day UX design challenge.

You’ll notice that these start to get tougher, with some of these prompts involving full-blown sites or apps. Again, feel free to make these prompts your own, wireframing or redesigning as you wish.

Day 31-40

Day 31: Turn one of your previous designs into dark mode.

Day 32: Design an onboarding process for a SaaS platform. 

Day 33: Design a product customization page for a sneakers website.

Day 34: Design the homepage for a weather app, considering elements like location, forecasts, and icons.

Day 35: Create a widget for the weather app you designed yesterday.

Day 36: Design a mobile calendar. What are the different viewing options?

Day 37: Design a recipe page for a food app. What’s the best way for users to access all the information they need? Can you integrate hands-free features?

Day 38: Design an interface for a workout app that guides people through a circuit.

Day 39: Design a customer testimonial element to appear on the homepage of a website.

Day 40: Create a to-do list app.

Day 41-50

Day 41: Design the food or drink menu that pops up when customers scan a QR code at a restaurant.

Day 42: Redesign the Linktree information card.

Day 43: Design an invoice for an online purchase.

Day 44: Design an activity feed for a news app.

Day 45: Design a ‘Coming Soon’ page for a website launch.

Day 46: Design a notification that makes users aware of a task they need to complete.

Day 47: Design an online job board, considering the job listing pages and how users can filter vacancies.

Day 48: Design a press page where visitors can learn more about a business.

Day 49: Design a logo, then animate it.

Day 50: Design an interaction for users to save an item to their ‘favorites’ folder.

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Day 51-60

Day 51: Design a header for a website of your choice. How will you categorize the information?

Day 52: Design a confirmation screen that tells the user a task was successful.

Day 53: Design a dropdown that appears to provide a tutorial step.

Day 54: Design a video player that includes features like skips, closed captions, and so on.

Day 55: Design a checkout page that shows the contents of an online cart.

Day 56: Design a background pattern that adds depth to a design.

Day 57: Design a coupon or e-voucher that customers can use to save money while shopping.

Day 58:​​ Design a health and wellness interface with a “Meditation of the Day”. Will there be animations to help the user breathe in sync?

Day 59: Design a webpage inspired by your birth year.

Day 60: Design an interactive informational page describing the ingredients of a skincare product. 

Day 61-70

Day 61: Design an interface for a game where the person using the site can select a user. 

Day 62: Create a desktop notes app. How will it improve productivity?

Day 63: Design a graph to convey statistics for a banking app.

Day 64: Design breadcrumbs that let the user know where they are.

Day 65: Design an interface that shows users something that is trending.

Day 66: Create a ‘Gallery’ section for a hospitality website.

Day 67: Design a ‘Download’ page for a website that encourages users to download the app.

Day 68: Design a user flow for a pre-order.

Day 69: Create a splash screen with an animation to show the user something is loading.

Day 70: Design a crowdfunding page. How can fundraisers convey their stories, and how can contributors keep up to date?

Day 71-80

Day 71: Design a full set of icons for a range of applications.

Day 72: Create a thank you page that acts as a confirmation message.

Day 73: Design an app that lets users organize and invite their friends to events.

Day 74: Design a badge or tile that the user receives as a reward.

Day 75: Design some truly bad UX. Explain why it’s bad. 

Day 76: Design a color picker for making selections. Can the user choose a color from elsewhere on the page?

Day 77: Design the main screen of a language learning app that shows users where they are in the process.

Day 78: Design a user flow to upload an avatar.

Day 79: Design a terms of service page.

Day 80: Design a map app. Consider all of its functionalities. You can use those pins you created before!

Day 81-90

Day 81: Design an interface for users to ‘create new’ things—for example, to create a new social media post.

Day 82: Design an FAQ section.

Day 83: Create an app for students to test themselves on their study notes.

Day 84: Design a product tour.

Day 85: Design the ‘filter’ section for an e-commerce site.

Day 86: Design a ‘For You’ page for a social media app.

Day 87: Design an interactive ad to promote your company.

Day 88: Design the interface for a flight app that allows users to find vacation deals.

Day 89: Choose an online hotel reservation company and improve the accessibility of their site.

Day 90: Design an in-app editing tool for a social media platform like Instagram or TikTok.

Day 91-100

Day 91: Choose an online car rental company. Redesign the information architecture of their site.

Day 92: Design an app that wakes up napping commuters when they reach their destination.

Day 93: Design an IoT management app that seamlessly integrates different devices.

Day 94: Design an e-book reader that mimics the feeling of reading a real book.

Day 95: Design a product that helps users manage their subscriptions in one place.

Day 96:​​ Design a gamified fitness app that encourages users to achieve their goals.

Day 97: Choose a popular food delivery app and redesign the interface.

Day 98: What email provider do you use? Improve on its interface.

Day 99: Design a museum website that shows off the exhibits in a virtual, interactive way.

Day 100: Redesign your portfolio and add your favorite project from the challenge.

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Hone Your UX Skills With Page Flows

If you made it this far, congratulations are in order! You reached the end of the Page Flows UX Design Challenge.

Your design journey doesn’t stop there, though. It’s time to hone your skills even more, taking inspiration from amazing user flows. Page Flows is a helpful resource for finding interaction design ideas.

Get started today to access our growing library of user flow recordings and stay up-to-date with current design trends.

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