Over the years, I’ve experimented with various ways to plan and track work, but I was never particularly satisfied.
One of the topics on my mind lately is how to help people craft better UX design portfolios. And one of the tips I often give is to work harder at making your UX portfolio be different from all the others that are out there.
Psssst: If you’re not sure what Crazy Eight’s are, read this first! After writing my step by step instructions of how to use Crazy Eights to generate design ideas for your design sprint or workshop, I received a couple of questions about the first instruction:
In honour of my favourite month (but mostly just because!), I’m gifting three of my UX design books, perfect for newbie UXers or those who’d like a refresher on the basics.
If you follow my Instagram, you might know that in between snapshots of my working practices and pictures of design work, I sometimes post up bits about creative confidence.
Sometimes you look at a body of work by a designer and you just get blown away.
At the furthest extremes, design team meetings can often resemble something out of Lord of the Flies where chaos reigns and there is absolutely no plan;
This is not a piece on how your UX interview needs to include you talking through your process and not just showing end deliverables.
What do companies look for in a UX Design portfolio?
Sometimes I can’t quite believe I landed in this crazy world of making digital experiences.
So you want to get your first internship/job in UX. Great! But, as a budding UX designer, how do you show work to prospective employers without having a real-world project that you’ve worked on?