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How to showcase UX work?

Presenting your UX design on the portfolio is more than just showing off some screenshots of the wireframe or finished graphics. I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the ideal way to display ...
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Am I an Interactive Designer yet?

What kind of portfolio do I need before I can start calling myself an "Interactive Designer"? I currently design websites, and I've been redesigning our company's flagship sites to improve User ...
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Is it alright to use mockups to build a portfolio?

I graduated with a B.S in Information Science. As I went through university, I realized that I was interested in HCI and usability. However, I did not have much material that would be relevant to ...
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How to transition from Technical Writing to Usability/User Experience and pick up the necessary skills to build an entry level portfolio?

I don't have a formal degree in fields related to UX, although I've picked up good number of books and keep myself updated with UX blogs. They have proven to be the bulk of my UX knowledge so far ...
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What should an ideal Interaction Design Portfolio Include [closed]

I am preparing my Interaction Design portfolio. I would like to as what should my portfolio include. What all deliverables should be included in the portfolio?
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Clickable and non-clickable images on the same page

In my portfolio I have case studies, where I explain a bit of my projects and place images of different sizes along with the text. While in some smaller images the user is able to click and view the ...
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How can I communicate linear progress through a series of states with color?

I'm trying to help visualize a portfolio of projects. They start off in the first state with some basic details, then they're reviewed, fully defined, and finally, work is begun. Right now, the ...
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A portfolio of … text? (Information Visualization Challenge)

I'm trying to build a portfolio template for a writer's portfolio, and I'm having trouble finding an effective way to present so much text. Most portfolio sites have the benefit of (hopefully) ...
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portfolio question - copyright and product / company disclosure

I am putting together a portfolio of the wireframes, flows etcetera that I have created for the company I am employed by. I would like to get your thoughts on the following questions: Should I ...
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How can I collect and archive my sketches?

In the course of my short UX careear, I've accumulated a hefty pile of sketches from apps I designed. I know it's a good practice to save those sketches, for your portfolio. My questions are: ...
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How do you get feedback on your portfolio?

What are the best ways to get useful and constructive feedback on your portfolio? For example, a service such as Evisors will connect you with industry professionals for resume critiques, mock ...
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Honest way to show your skills in Portfolio

So i have started seeing this a lot in portfolios of designers. This person has a title that says "My Skills", and at the bottom are bar graphs that are in percentages. So I asked this question ...
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Building an UX design portfolio?

I have been thinking of rebuilding my portfolio since its pretty outdated and I wanted some views on the approach I should take Option 1 : Have an approach in which I list all the projects (major ...
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Best practices to document user flow for your portfolio

As a UX contractor, much of my work is under non disclosure agreements. In order to document and present user flows in my portfolio, what's the best way to show examples without risking confidential ...
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Would doing freelance usability testing help me learn more about UX?

I am looking into joining the following services: UserFeel - (http://www.userfeel.com/) Analysia - (http://www.analysia.com/Index.asp) I want to make some income on the side while looking for more ...
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How can I tell stories in my UX portfolio? [closed]

I am a self-started UX Designer and building my portfolio to get new opportunities. I have been seeing some great UX portfolios: some UX designers have documented all deliverables and they made ...
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Using portfolio case studies as a slider instead of a separate page

I'm redesigning my portfolio and I wonder what's the best experience. As many people do, I have a left column with a brief description of the project and on the right an image of the finished layout. ...
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How do you make a portfolio when you have no work to show?

I'm a student trying to get into the UX field. I know one of the best ways to learn something is to get experience doing it. So, I've been looking for internships but almost every one asks for a ...
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What are the minimum skills I should have before starting a UX portfolio?

I have free time after school priorities for "fun learning", yet I do not know what skills I'm expected to have to start building a portfolio for UI/UX practice. I'm not sure whether I should focus on ...
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Where would deliverables such as wireframes/interview schedules/heuristic evaluations/contextual enquires etc come under

I am in the process of redesigning my portfolio and I was planning to use create a portfolio with a filter, like this example. Though my initial plan was to have just two major categories, namely ...
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How does one go about starting an UX portfolio? [duplicate]

I've been visiting this site for a while and while I'm really curious about UX, I've become really frustrated switching between reading about theory and usability. I'm asking this question with the ...
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Including the browser's UI in a web design portfolio's screenshot?

An example showing the browser's interface: and without it: I'm not sure if it is to improve the visualization of the work or it is just a aesthetic thing. Thoughts?
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Portfolio or Case Study - for a Web Development Company [closed]

This is about Web Development Company specializes in Web Application & Mobile Website Development. On home page we intend to show portfolio (featured work we have done)... but what should we ...
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Sample/portfolio work in existing products

I am putting together a portfolio and some sample documents that I will use in my job search. I have several samples of work I did for features of desktop applications. These features are currently ...
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Should Portfolio Site Backgrounds Be Static? [closed]

I am currently working on my portfolio site, and currently have a color wave effect in the background. It started as just a fun thing, but has become the background to the site, meaning I have no ...
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Usability of masonry grids for older users who are not tech-savvy?

I am redesigning my company's site. The primary persona is a marketing director in her 50s (edit: late-career professional, not retired / senior citizen) who is computer-literate for basic tasks but ...
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Best way to become more experienced in UX design? [duplicate]

Maybe you can help me choose the right steps to head my career in the right direction. I’ve worked the last ten years for a conservative IT company in the Netherlands where I did a lot of concept ...
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How can I best demonstrate my UX knowledge/skills without commercial experience? [duplicate]

I have done a lot of online courses, as well as reading many, many UX books and listening to UX podcasts. I have created some Axure and Balsamiq wireframes, but still fall short when applying for UX ...
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How do you gain experience in UX for someone with no prior knowledge? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science major almost done with my degree and I've always found the position of UX design intriguing. Not so much, the graphics/icons, but where things should go and why in order to make ...