Stop trying to make your UX case study a certain number of words or make it fit on a single page. Instead, you must think like a designer and determine whether or not the case study feels too long. Subjective? Yes. But design is subjective and though we have best practices, trying to apply rules such as number of words a case study should be simply doesn't make sense.
Step-by-step articles and tips to create your UX portfolio, navigate the job search, and prepare for interviews.
Asking for feedback about your UX portfolio is crucial because you've been staring at it for so long, you probably missed some key details. There's a right way and wrong way to ask someone to review your UX portfolio. When you do user research, there's a lot of time spent planning, before you ever conduct the research. The same goes for UX portfolio feedback, you need a plan.
"What did you do on that project?" ... being able to explain what you did on a project is crucial not only for creating a portfolio but for interviews and performance reviews too. By documenting each UX project you work on throughout your career, you'll have a detailed record to refer to when you need to write a case study, update your portfolio, or prepare for UX job interviews.
If you want to stand out to UX recruiters and hiring managers, you'll likely need to have a UX portfolio. Don't be templated to put all your projects in your portfolio. That will overwhelm the user of your portfolio. Instead, choose projects for your UX portfolio that reflect your skills and experience.
Developing a professional UX network can be crucial to your career. It can lead to job opportunities, knowledge sharing, and life-long friendships. Networking does not have to feel like a sleazy activity or chore. You have the choice to redefine what networking means to you.
If no one will hire you, how are you supposed to get UX experience? How will you ever add more projects to your UX portfolio? The solution is simple, you find projects. Not all UX practice projects are created equal. Learn how to find UX mock projects and use this step-by-step process to solve them in a thoughtful manner so you can stand out.