IXDA UX Portfolio: Do's and Dont's

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  • #IXDAPHX

  • #DESIGNSCIENCE

    UX PORTFOLIO DOS AND DONTS

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    MIKE JOHNSONMANAGING DIRECTOR, NERDERY PHOENIX

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    FORMERLY VP, STRATEGIC SERVICES

    DIRECTOR OF UX UX DESIGNER

    PROJECT MANAGER WEB DEVELOPER

  • 702APPLICANTS

    364 338UX VISUAL

    681NO THANKS

    21HIRED

    2.9%HIRE RATE

    34% 11%MADE IT TO THE FIRST INTERVIEW

    MADE IT TO THE SECOND INTERVIEW

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    WERE GONNA TALK ABOUT

    THE GENERAL HIRING PROCESS WHO ARE THE DECISION MAKERS

    GOOD UX PORTFOLIOS BAD UX PORTFOLIOS JUST STARTING OUT

    PORTFOLIOS ARENT EVERYTHING

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    DO YOU NEED A PORTFOLIO?SHORT ANSWER: YES, ABSOLUTELY.

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    PROCESS AND ARTIFACTS

    PORTFOLIORESUMEAPPLICATION COVER LETTER CHALLENGE

    RESUME SCREEN PHONE SCREEN DESIGN CHALLENGETEAM

    INTERVIEW(S) WRITTEN OFFER

    THE PROCESS

    THE ARTIFACTS

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    KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE

    HR

    UXDEV

    THE CHAIN OF DECISION MAKERS

    PM

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    HUMAN RESOURCES

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    USER EXPERIENCE / CREATIVE

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    DEVELOPMENT

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    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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    TOO MANY DESIGNERS ARE DESIGNING TO IMPRESS THEIR

    PEERS RATHER THAN ADDRESS REAL BUSINESS PROBLEMS.

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    THE MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT DESIGN WORK IS USUALLY THE

    UGLIEST

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    GOOD UX PORTFOLIOSGOOD

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    TELL A STORY

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    DEFINE THE PROBLEM OUTLINE THE APPROACH SHOW THE ARTIFACTS ELUCIDATE RESULTS

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    FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS

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    IXD

    UR

    IA

    UX

    CS

    SHOW A DIVERSITY OF SKILLS

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    SHOW THE MESSY STUFF

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    SHOW THE BORING STUFF

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    QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

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    ARE CUSTOMIZED TO THE AUDIENCE

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    GOOD UX PORTFOLIOSTELL A STORY

    SHOW A DIVERSITY OF SKILLS

    SHOW OFF THE BORING STUFF

    SHOW YOUR BEST WORK

    ARE CUSTOMIZED TO AN AUDIENCE

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    BADBAD UX PORTFOLIOS

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    LACKS CONTEXT OR PURPOSE

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    TAKE CREDIT FOR OTHERS WORK

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    VIOLATE NDAS

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    BIG CLIENTS, SHINY AWARDS

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    BAD UX PORTFOLIOS

    LACK CONTEXT OR PURPOSE

    TAKE CREDIT FOR OTHERS WORK

    VIOLATE NDAS

    BIG CLIENTS, SHINY AWARDS

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    HOW DO I GET STARTED?MAKE UP A FAKE PROJECT

    WORK FOR FREE OR CHEAP

    REDESIGN A WELL KNOWN WEBSITE

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    PORTFOLIOS ARENT EVERYTHING

    FACILITATION AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION

    POSITIVE ATTITUDE

    RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

    EAGERNESS TO LEARN AND GROW

    BE PASSIONATE ABOUT UX

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    MORE RESOURCESDESIGN SCIENCE: GETTING A JOB IN UX

    HTTP://BLOG.NERDERY.COM/2013/03/DESIGN-SCIENCE-GETTING-A-JOB-IN-USER-EXPERIENCE/

    THE DRIBBBLIZATION OF DESIGN HTTP://BLOG.INTERCOM.IO/THE-DRIBBBLISATION-OF-DESIGN/

    10 STEPS TO A PERFECT UX PORTFOLIO HTTP://UXMASTERY.COM/10-STEPS-TO-A-PERFECT-UX-PORTFOLIO/

    SELL YOURSELF BETTER HTTP://WWW.SLIDESHARE.NET/JASONMESUT/SELL-YOURSELF-BETTER-10

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    QUESTIONS?