Best Portfolio Pieces for a UX Design Grad?

FireEye / Designratkid
Jul 29, 2018 6 Comments

Hey all!
What draws most of your attention when looking at a UX Design grad'a portfolio. 1 website, 1 app, 1 something else? I don't know, let me know your thoughts!

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  • Amazon / DesignD371Gn
    I look at visual design and your process, which means how effectively you can write about what you’ve done. I pay a lot of attention to the visual design quality, because it’s a hard skill to teach.
    Jul 31, 20182
    • FireEye / Designratkid
      OP
      Do also you find valuable when a candidate knows how to program in other languages other than HTML, CSS and Javascript?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Amazon / DesignD371Gn
      Nope. Maybe in a small agency, but in any larger company building actual software (not brochure sites), no designer will touch production code.

      Get good at design. That’s what designers do: design.
      Jul 31, 2018
  • McKinsey Moonface
    Resume and experiences while in school like internships. Design samples - if you’re UX we will mainly look at your thought process (are you a system thinker / understand business), research, app/site/spatial architecture of any example you share online. Visual design deliverable is also important for companies looking for generalist designers. Also don’t put work that you didn’t do on your portfolio - e.g., don’t put visual design deliverables of an app if you only did the wireframes for it
    Jul 29, 20181
    • FireEye / Designratkid
      OP
      Thanks for the feedback I really appreciate it! :)
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Amazon elbowTree
    Don’t talk about your outputs as if they’re a laundry list of features (I create personas, customer journeys, wireframes, etc.). You should talk about the human problems you’re solving and why that turns your crank. If you have other side creations or personal creative pursuits (or things that inspire you to design), share them, show them and show how you try to emulate them.
    Aug 16, 20180

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