What is UX Design Portfolio for Beginners? UX Design Portfolio Examples.

In this Article we shall discuss about

  • What is a UX Design Portfolio? (And what it is not?)
  • Who is the Audience?
  • What makes a Good UX Design Portfolio?
  • PDF/WEB
  • UX Design Portfolio Examples
  • Common Pitfalls

What is a UX Design Portfolio?

  • UX Design Projects have you done in the Past.
  • UX Design Projects that you are currently working on.
  • Past Experiences and abilities in UX.
  • Problem Solving Capabilities.
  • Decision Making Process. For example- user research and findings, sketches, wireframes, prototypes, User personas, user journeys and so on.

What it is not?

  • It is not just a collection of visuals and Texts. (Don’t fret too much on the looks)
  • Don’t stuff your Portfolio with a lot of UX Design Tools that you may have used while working on the project. Your UX Design Portfolio is not about how many UX Design tools you used and how proficient you are in using them. Infact, it’s about how you these tools to create user solutions.
  • It is not about the UX research methods you used. Instead, it is about how you used these methods to get user insights.

Who is the Audience ?

1. Employers

2. Colleagues and Peers

What makes a Good UX Design Portfolio?

1. About me Page

2. UX Case Studies

3. Contact Information Page

4. Blogs

PDF or WEB? For UX Design Portfolio

Website as a UX Design Portfolio

  • If you have Experience in UX Design and have multiple UX design Projects to present.
  • When time is not a constraint and you have time to spend on designing the layout of your website.
  • If you have experience in developing websites or have money to spend on a freelancer who can develop.

PDF as a UX Design Portfolio

  • If you are a beginner who has already worked on a couple of UX Design Projects and a potential Employer wants to review your work then go for PDF.
  • Also, if you don’t have any experience in developing a website and needs to outsource the work then go for PDF.
  • Creating PDF is simple. All you need is computer and PDF software.

UX Design Portfolio Examples

Common Pitfalls

  • Avoid adding too much text as it would bore your audience. Also, don’t add too many visuals as it would confuse your audience. Infact, your portfolio must be a perfect combination of visuals and texts. (one complementing the other)
  • While including the text make sure that fonts must not be illegible. Use fonts like Calibri, Georgia, Times Roman, Roboto etc.
  • Double check your sentences to avoid grammatical errors.
  • While including Images make sure that they are not blurry, dark and pixelated. Images should be clean and bright that soothes the eyes.
  • Your Portfolio must be navigable and User Friendly. While designing your UX Design Portfolio think from the User Perspective and test it.
  • Don’t use bright colors like Red,magenta etc. Use colors that soothes the eyes.
  • Avoid including Poorly articulate Projects. Furthermore, solutions which have been created without conducting User Research and which does not solve user problems must be avoided.

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