How much UX is in your UX portfolio?

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  • UX PORTFOLIOSDESIGNING FOR YOUR USERS

  • SUPER THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:

  • Welcome to

    www.meetup.com/Ladies-that-UX-Denver

    @LadiesThatUXDen

    Next meet up: April 20th. A Social Gathering

  • @ALILDALEY

    IM ALISON LAWRENCE DALEY

    ALISON@TECHRCONF.COM

    mailto:alison@techrconf.com

  • Former UX Recruiter for UX Magazines recruiting team, Didus

    Recruited for UX roles for 4+ years

    Transitioned to UX Research 1.5 years ago

    I train recruiters on technical recruiting and how to assess UX portfolios

    Organizer/Founder of the Tech Recruiter Conference

    EXPERIENCE (AKA, WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME)

  • WHOS THE USER IN YOUR UX PORTFOLIO?

    The hiring manager & recruiter. Design for them.

  • UX BASICS FOR UX PORTFOLIOS

    Who are your users?

    What is the goal of the portfolio (what do your users want to see?)

    Whats the easiest way to get that result to them? (design for use)

  • 4 PILLARS OF A WELL-BUILT PORTFOLIO

    Breadth & Depth:

    Platforms youve worked on: mobile / web / desktop

    Consumer-facing / enterprise / B2B

    Showcase the types of experiences youve designed

    Provide a cross-section of your experiences

  • 4 PILLARS OF A WELL-BUILT PORTFOLIO

    Curating:

    Show 3-7(ish) projects

    Share 4-9 visuals that showcase the main steps / milestones of the design process for the project

    Dont make the hiring manager wade through a cluster of too many projects. They wont.

    Dont make your user open links to find your work, include images within the portfolio directly

  • 4 PILLARS OF A WELL-BUILT PORTFOLIO

    Narrative

    The UX process is that, a process. Tell the story of your process with your portfolio.

    Whats your story as a designer? Whats your narrative?

    Provide an intro, main body of work, conclusion

  • 4 PILLARS OF A WELL-BUILT PORTFOLIO

    Process Work:

    UX is not the final product, its the research, strategy, testing, design and build process of a product. Your portfolio should illustrate that process.

    Share images of white boards, sketches, wireframes, usability testing, personas.

    Illustrate the thinking process you take when you tackle a project. Hiring managers like thinkers.

  • SHAPING THE BEST

  • INTRODUCTION

    Get their attention, whet their palette: Lead with a beautiful graphic or image

    Introduce yourself. Welcome the user and give a synopsis of you!

    Share: years of experience, special sauce, strengths, what you love doing

  • MEAT & POTATOES

    Showcase at least 3 projects

    You took a process from project brief to final deliverable. Summarize this process in your portfolio

    Have 4-9 process work images that walk the user along with your steps

    Ideal: Image + narrative box. This shows what your work while explaining your process.

    Talk about the challenges, the learning and insights

    Close with an image of the final deliverable, if possible

  • WRAP IT UP!Thank the user for taking the time to review your portfolio.

    Reiterate your personal statement, include your contact details.

  • WHAT QUESTIONS CAN I HELP YOU WITH?

    Alison

  • THANK YOU!