NYC- Great UX Case Studies for Hiring, Portfolios & The UX Awards

As UX professionals, we all struggle with how to represent and describe our work to hiring managers and others. For many UX roles in hiring, graduate admissions and for digital awards, the emphasis is increasingly on showing an effective and compelling portfolio comprised of stellar case studies of individual projects. But what exactly should go into a UX case study? How do you best showcase a project? And what if you’ve created something really great and want to share it with the world?

On May 1st, the UX Awards hosted an event at NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies where Beverly May joined Ben Tregoing, KC Oh, Matt Weber, and Brian Ragan to discuss how to create winning UX case studies as part of a standout UX portfolio. The case studies presented can be used to get a better job, get into a fabulous grad program or win international Awards and gain broad acclaim for your work.

From left to right: Beverly May, founder and organizer of the UX Awards; KC Oh, Interaction Design Lead at Fjord; Matthew Weber, CEO of Conjure; Ben Tregoing, Co-founder and Director of the The Design Team; and Brian Ragan, Executive Director of User Experience at MRY.

During the first half of the event Beverly May discussed the UX Awards– the premier international awards for exceptional digital experience, which is now in its fourth year. In preparation for the UX Awards submission opening, she focused on what the awards are, the submission process and what makes an exceptional submission case study. Great case study submissions for the Awards are also great case studies for your or your company’s portfolio!  Click the link below to see a slideshow of the presentation:

UX Awards: Overview, Winning Submissions & Great Case Studies that Tell Stories

The second half of the event discussed broader needs around UX portfolios and hiring in the context of UX portfolio case studies. Ben Tregoing, KC Oh, Matt Weber, and Brian Ragan joined the conversation to discuss UX hiring, portfolios and case studies that are effective and that cover the full range of UX process- research, strategy, defining the audience, testing, mockups, prototypes, design and implementation. The panel focused on how to create great UX case studies for various scenarios and types of projects that are sure to showcase your work in the best light and get noticed.

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