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Building a UX Portfolio in a Weird Corporate Culture

A portfolio is not simply a catalog of work you've done for previous companies. Here's a quick definition of a portfolio from Wikipedia: Career portfolios serve as proof of one's skills, abilities, ...
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Can I build my UX portfolio without UX research data?

One simple way to add an element of user research to this project as part of your UX porfolio is to suggest in possible next steps how you might go about doing user research to help improve the ...
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How to display research findings in portfolio

When I'm looking through CVs I don't really care about the results you got from your research - They're only of any real use to the client you were working for at that time. The content of your past ...
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As a UX designer how should i best portray my portfolio, to get projects for hard core UX designer and not an all rounder UI/UX guy

My recommendation for your portfolio is to show the kind of work that you want to do. No point in using Dribbble or Behance if you're interested in logic and flows - these are great for presenting ...
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Is it confusing to link to another section of a site for more info?

Usually you would harness the power of blog posts to draw in people interested in the process because either they are potential clients or people working in the field that want to see how others work. ...
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As a UX designer how should i best portray my portfolio, to get projects for hard core UX designer and not an all rounder UI/UX guy

UX and UI are usually misread and confused in many fields. UX Design refers to the term user experience design, while UI Design "its compliment, the look and feel of the application/products".Both ...
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Building an UX design portfolio?

More importantly than the way of presentation is the portfolio development itself, which touches more complex issues like your methodology as a UX designer. A good methodology could be the following: ...
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How should I organize a multipurpose website?

I think a lot of the options you are choosing between are great options for different use cases. You'll see all sorts of different designs on websites, portfolios, and themes because people are trying ...
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How to display research findings in portfolio

'Executive summary' I'd go for an executive summary type of setup where you combine a summary of the main points of your research (improvements, conclusions, etc) with a longer text. This way the ...
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Benefits of unsolicited redesigns

For a portfolio its better than nothing. Far better to have real projects but if you don't have those then imagined projects don't hurt. The key is showing your process rather than the end design ...
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UI/UX portfolio -- using a pre-made elements/toolkits?

Using premade assets is fine. You don't always make the fonts/photos/etcetera you use for every design either. Icon creation is a valueable skill, and you would be smart to include at least a few in ...
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Can I build my UX portfolio without UX research data?

I wholly agree with Michael. A (UX) design process doesn't consist out of fixed steps. Not all project benefit from a persona or a detailed user research. You'll sometimes find these deliverables ...
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UX portfolio guidelines

Since you are allready showcasing Front-End and Webdesign work which is pretty visual, i would showcase the process and the "behind the scenes" when it comes to the UX. Show the client how you work ...
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Portfolio - example briefs

I recommend IDEO's OpenIDEO Challenges (https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge) because the challenges are posed as problems rather than briefs so you can demonstrate your problem-solving and ...
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Building a UX Portfolio in a Weird Corporate Culture

I've been in this situation before.   1-Pay a good UX course which is portfolio and mentor based only. If you can avoid large classes. Personal projects are hard in terms of motivation and ...
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Short Story / Full story Button inside a Case Study. Why is it a bad idea?

I think it's a great idea considering how you intend to target 2 different key audiences. My 2 cents would be to show that the "Short summary" is the one active by default and should perhaps be ...
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How to visually emphasize one card among many

You can use card size to show dominance in one area of your skillset. The other two can be subordinated, like this:
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Advice on personal portfolio landing page

I'm not sure what country you're located in right now, but I'm hearing that in the US, there are currently 700-1000 applicants per open UX position for remote work. (The odds are more favorable for ...
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Building a UX Portfolio in a Weird Corporate Culture

Alan provided a great option. To build upon making your own projects... Find a website or a product that you believe has flaws. Conduct user research (this could be gathered by product reviews) and ...
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Where/How do I gather data for this portfolio project...?

You could start by checking whether the desired website has google analytics active (there are a bunch of browser plugins for this, but you could just as easily right-click the page 'view page source' ...
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Should the user be given an option to scan or read an article?

I think this problem is inherent in any website and should be solved using proper Information Architecture for the site and the content. If it is about a case study particularly, the format could ...
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Progressive disclosure widgets for very long pages

I think you can solve your problem improving typography and separating your text in smaller paragraphs. As you can see in http://simonpan.com/work/uber, there is a lot of text, but it is so well ...
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How to get clients as a UI/UX beginner designer?

This is a bloated question. UX covers many disciplines, UI Design/Site Hierarchy seems to be what your looking for but in this case just apply as a UI Designer. Read If you want to learn about what UX ...
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Skill charts in a portfolio - Not good "UX"?

I think skills matrixes are way to subjective, you may consider yourself a master at a software tool in your current surrounding but you may not be else where. Personally I never put them on for 2 ...
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Skill charts in a portfolio - Not good "UX"?

I believe this kind of representation is wrong because it is totally subjective (you give a mark to yourself). Moreover these tools are constantly evolving. If you want to show that you can use it in ...
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Portfolio versus Archive

Both user goals and business value of a portfolio and an archive are very different. The archive will be a simple reference or catalog of all projects, probably displaying basic information about the ...
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UX portfolio guidelines

I'd say: Stand out! Make a one page portfolio/CV that's extremely easy to read & understand sprinkled with great design that asks for more. Treat it as a full page ad and write the texts as if ...
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Displaying your projects on portfolio - image or text?

Your intuition is good. Images containing excessive information are a usability nightmare. The inner contents are neither reflexive nor responsive, they resist screen readers and other content ...
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How to display research findings in portfolio

I tried this approach in my portfolio. I prepared a proper distribution of the content with clear sub headlines. The Problem My Role Research Approach Findings Conclusion My Learning I wrote it ...
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How to build web accessibility portfolio without any work experience?

With this in mind, how should I build my web accessibility portfolio without any work experience so far? What Paul said - and to dig into that further - the goal of the portfolio you don't yet ...
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