UX Portfolios: How to tell your story

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How to build a great user experience design portfolio and tell stories that get you hired. By Troy Parke and Patrick Neeman, presented at the Seattle Information Architecture & User Experience Meetup. Thanks Misty Melissa Weaver!

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UX Portfolios: How to tell your story

  1. 1. UX Portfolios Patrick Neeman Director of Product Design, Apptio @usabilitycounts http://www.usabilitycounts.com { How to tell your story Troy Parke Sr UX Design Manager, Big Fish @uxhow http://www.uxhow.com
  2. 2. How you tell your story is as important as the story itself @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  3. 3. Tell stories that fit your audience Designers • Developers • Product Managers • @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  4. 4. Tell stories that sell Explain visually • Light and concise • Keep them engaged • @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  5. 5. Tell stories that have an awesome
 ending ROI • Results • Outcome • @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  6. 6. Tell big stories @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  7. 7. Big Story Big Fish Unlimited @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  8. 8. Big Fish Unlimited Netflix for Games • • • • • • Problem Process Involvement Final Product Press / Awards Outcome @usabilitycounts @uxhow } Story
  9. 9. Challenge
  10. 10. Process
  11. 11. Results
  12. 12. Tell small stories @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  13. 13. Small Story Bob The Chiropractor @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  14. 14. Bob The Chiropractor 5 Page Lead Generation Website • • • • Problem First Version Iteration Improved Version @usabilitycounts @uxhow } Story
  15. 15. @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  16. 16. Results @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  17. 17. What not to do @usabilitycounts @uxhow
  18. 18. Pet Peeves • Screen shots that are too small to read • Screen shots without explanation • Wireframes without any details • Portfolios with only wireframes and no research • Over-designed portfolio
  19. 19. Three Great Examples LaiYee Lori http://www.behance.net/gallery/Vantageous/4652595 ! Simon Pan http://www.simonpan.com/ ! Peter Schuszter http://uxportfolio.com
  20. 20. Thank you! Patrick Neeman Director of Product Design, Apptio @usabilitycounts http://www.usabilitycounts.com Troy Parke Sr UX Design Manager, Big Fish @uxhow http://www.uxhow.com

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