building a (good) ux portfolio

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A short presentation to the Pratt UX/IA student group on what makes a good UX portfolio and how to make one.

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  • 1. Building a UX Portfolio Thursday, October 30, 2014 Prof. Craig M. MacDonald Pratt UX/IA Monthly Meeting good ^ Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 10/30/2014

2. Two Questions: Q1: What does a good UX portfolio look like? Q2: How do I make a good UX portfolio? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 3. Q1:What does a good UX portfolio look like? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 4. A1:It should show that you know: 1.Principles 2.Processes 3.Tools 4.Experiences 5.Stories 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 5. 1. Principles Do you know basic UX/usability principles? Can you use UX terms/ jargon appropriately? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 6. 2. Processes Are you comfortable with the UX process? Do you know the basic methods and how they fit? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 7. 3. Tools Are you familiar with some UX tools? Are you competent/proficient with at least one of them? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 8. 4. Experiences Do you know how to make intuitive, engaging, and memorable experiences? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 9. 5. Stories Can you use visual/written communication to tell a good story? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 10. Q2:How do I make a good UX portfolio? 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 11. A2:If only we had a process for this 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 12. Creation Sketch/Make Assessment Evaluate/Measure Research Understand/Learn Practice what you preach! 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 13. Step 1: Research Make a list of all your content: what do you have to show? Look at other UX portfolios: what do they do well? Look at job descriptions: what are hiring managers asking for? Think about how you want to sell yourself what are your strengths? How do you want to be seen? (Hint: NOT as a student!) 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 14. Step 2: Create/Assess Sketch out what you want it to look like - show it to other people for feedback Draft your written stories show them to other people for feedback Put it together into a web-based format show it to other people for feedback Continue iterating/revising as you add projects and get feedback 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA 15. Useful Resources 10 UX Portfolios Done Right http://www.creativebloq.com/ux/product-portfolios-61412126 10 Steps to a Better UX Portfolio http://uxmastery.com/10-steps-to-a-perfect-ux-portfolio/ Portfolio Tips for UX Professionals http://betteruxportfolios.wordpress.com/ UX Portfolios: How to Tell Your Story http://www.slideshare.net/usabilitycounts/ux-portfolios-how-to-tell- your-story 10/30/2014Prof. Craig M. Macdonald | Pratt UX/IA