UX Cheat Sheet (Part 3)

What your UX portfolio should have

#1 YOU MUST HAVE A UX PORTFOLIO! The portfolio is a snapshot of your work that is reviewed typically by a UX audience or someone who is interested in servicing your work.

#2 KEY is to show methods! Show examples of your work that use UX methods. Display this in a way that is easy to view. For extra sugar, include your specialties, skills, timeline and project cost to blow minds.

#3 Design for your audience! I have turned away resumes because they were designed more to amuse one’s own personal soul than the needs of the user….me. I should be able to quickly say that you know what you are talking about.

#4 Do your research! Here is a very useful Google Doc from my alma mater, University of Michigan. You can also just search for UXers on LinkedIn that you admire and mostly they should have a portfolio online somewhere for you to compare. With LinkedIn, search for individuals in UX and they should may have an associated portfolio. You can also Google their names to find their online portfolio or try theirfullname.com.

#5 Add flavor! Once you’ve completed the above, then you can start thinking about adding your own personality to the process without filtering out the purpose of the portfolio…a snapshot of your work.

This is just a quick guide but for more detailed information on creating a UX portfolio please check out this awesome guide.

Also check out:

Tipsheet 1: UX career paths and useful methods https://goo.gl/3mnwfw
Tipsheet 2: UX tools https://goo.gl/rXelNE