Work of UX designer looks like iceberg — most parts are invisible. I often asked how to showcase your work, how the portfolio of UX designer should look like.
Here I want to mention some moments which I think should be shown at first place.
Just screenshots and pictures like in dribble is not enough here: often they are quite meaningless, not thought out, torn from reality and don’t play in your favor at all, sometimes even vice verse. Here are my tips on how to best showcase your portfolio as UX designer:
Most important thing here is to show the process, how you approached the task, what hypotheses you make and based on what, how you made research and analysis of target audience (spoiler! It’s 100% need to be shown) and what insights you received. …
Teams at 37signals, Automattic, Press, Soundcloud, Spotify, Atlassian and Fotolia work completely or partially remotely. So let’s look at the differences between office and remote work, look at situation through the eyes of employee and manager, think how to make work more productive and make transition simple and painless.
To begin with, let’s.highlight the difference between a freelance and remote job.
Freelancer is not a part of a company and doesn’t become full-fledge member of a team. Mostly he doesn’t know what other members of team are doing and may even not know them in person, hired to solve a specific problem. …
A few years ago nobody even wanted to hear about “virtual reality”. I remember how first simulators appear in shopping malls. That times it was mostly games. You could choose a horror or American roller coaster. After put on a helmet and take a remote control you was plugged into magical virtual world, while in reality rocked until you fall. In a classic VR you can also walk around the room, open cabinets, use dishes, dive deep inside.
Unfortunately these days development of this field goes extremely slow. During last 2–4 years progress is almost invisible. The main reason for this is that it’s hard to bring this technology to mass market. You need too much equipment. First of all, you need to connect all the hardware. So, in order to plunge into virtual world you need to buy special glasses, helmet and set up software which is not that easy I should say. And all this so that you have a chance to play in virtual games at home. Lenovo is actively working in this direction, but so far they haven’t figured out a way to put user into virtual reality only with one click. …