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  • 1. Online Creative Work Portfolio Sharing
    IT780 Seminar in Instructional Technology
    Class Presentation
    By RongfeiGeng
  • 2. What is SHOWN’D?
    Online portfolio sharing and displaying platform developed by OrpheuxDesign, which is a creative consulting and development studio located in Miami, FL.
    “SHOWN'D is a web application designed from the ground up to be the destination for artists seeking a great way to create a free online design portfolio. ”
    - SHOWN’D Official Website
  • 3. Shown’d
    Screen capture of the official website
  • 4. Portfolio thumbnails in Shown’d
  • 5. Why do we use shown’d
    New designers who don’t have a personal web site
    Creative works need to be shown
    Professional connections
    Online portfolio management
    Career opportunities
  • 6. Before advent of shown’d
    Printed/Electronic local portfolio
    Limited access & audience, hard to distribute, etc.
    Gallery & exhibitions
    Expensive, hard to find, etc.
    Personal website
    Maintenance, fee, technology requirement
    Online spaces (blog, SNS, Flickr)
    Not convenient for image displaying
    Lack of professional atmosphere
  • 7. SHOWN’D illustrate the need of a professional online portfolio display platform like this
  • 8. Features of shown’d
    Free of charge
    Web based
    Community of professionals
    Multimedia portfolio
    Job opportunities (listings and recommendation)
    Web 2.0 application
  • 9. Features of shown’d (Cont.)
    Resume builder
    Embed your showcase into an external site
    Import your Flickr image sets
    Get featured for even more visibility
    Read or publish articles
  • 10.
  • 11. Portfolio page
  • 12. Design agencies all around the world
  • 13. Agency profile
  • 14. Job listings
  • 15. articles
  • 16. Create your own profile
    By clicking “Home”, you will see the main control panel, where you can start create projects, upload works, and edit your profiles, etc.
  • 17. Uploaded files
    When you click on uploaded works, the projects will appear in large thumbnails.
    You can just simply drag the thumbnails to organize these projects.
  • 18. Inside view of each project
    A project itself is a portfolio.
    The images will listed in thumbnails inside each project. You can organize images, and edit project information.
  • 19. After uploading
    When you finish uploading or updating your project/portfolio, it will show as the first thumbnail on the portfolio page and the home page of the SHOWN’D site.
  • 20. Tips to make your portfolio more prominent
    become a featured artist of the week
    update your portfolio regularly
    tagging files and filling out skills info
    link showcase in other web sites
  • 21. Pros & Cons
    Easy to use
    Internationally professional community
    Simple & clean layout
    • Cons:
    • 22. No RSS feed
    • 23. Still not quite recognized by the design industry
    • 24. Content control
    • 25. Limited space
  • Other similar platforms
    Source: UnderworldMagzines: 16 Websites to display your Creative Work
  • 26. The END
    Questions & Comments?
    Thank you for your attention!