TUT #29: UX Storytelling Techniques, Best UI/UX Portfolios and The Dreaded Design Question

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You reading an issue of Tuesday UX Trainer, a series that teaches you something new about UX design every week.

Don’t want interviewers to fall asleep during your portfolio presentation? Consider using these UX storytelling techniques to engage your audience throughout the beginning, middle and end of your case study.

Speaking of portfolios, Bestfolios is a new site I dug up that feature great design portfolios. Check out these  5 designer resumes that passed Facebook’s bar.

My mom started using WeChat recently, and I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. To me it looked like WhatsApp on steroids. This case study explores the design history of WeChat and how it got so massively popular amongst Chinese users. (Are there any exciting case studies of non-US apps & websites you love? Hit reply and let me know).

“So, how long will this take?” is one of the most dreaded questions by all client-serving professionals, UX designers notwithstanding. The answer lies in having a conversation with clarifying questions, like asking about the scope of work, expectations of final delivery, and any dependencies the project depends on.

My inbox has been flooded by a of new privacy term emails in my inbox. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to send you one of these as well. It’s called GPDR, and here’s one of the best articles that explains what it is and how to approach it as a designer. Look out for one of these emails from UXBeginner in your inbox soon.

🏁Career Coaching Corner: How do you include links on in job application materials like the resume or cover letter? This article shares that for online job applications (which is the majority of job apps), linking to your best and most relevant work can only help you. However, remember to keep links short, by either hyperlinking directly through text (and not the full “http:” web address) and/or using a link shortening service like Bit.ly.

Keep learning,
Oz, founder @ UXBeginner, instructor @ UX School

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