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