- Talk by Ian Fenn
- Organised by Cambridge Usability Group
- Sketchnotes of the event by Michele Ide-Smith
A UX portfolio should ideally include the following:
- Cover page – set the scene
- About [you] – explain UX/introduce yourself
- Client list – demonstrate experience
- Case studies – demonstrate experience
- Additional projects – demonstrate experience
- Training – illustrate learning
- Client testimonials – social proof
Putting photos of people sticking post-it notes onto a wall is really boring.
Define your approach and deliverables.
Some rules for selecting case studies to include in your UX portfolio:
- No mediocre work
- Eliminate projects that are too similar
- Choose projects that represent your best work and what you want to do – so don’t include simple documentation projects if you don’t want to be a wireframe monkey
Use S.T.A.R. when writing your case studies:
- Situation – the situation in which you found yourself
- Task – what did you have to achieve>
- Action – what you did and why you did it
- Result – the outcome of your actions
Approach your portfolio as you would a design project.