Feb 04, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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UX 4410 - Digital Portfolio

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Digital portfolios are a commonly used way to express professional identity and are critical for entry into many careers. The course helps students highlight their existing work produced during the course of their studies in the UXCD program. Students will analyze and create a digital portfolio to showcase their individual skills and work. Students are expected to organize their portfolio by the core UX competencies and a specialization, if applicable. The main goal of the portfolio is to display the breadth (variety) and depth (responsibility) in each of your projects. The class will help students to build their unique personal narrative and apply it to resumes, job descriptions, elevator pitches and culminate in the creation of their portfolio. Because the UXCD program uses digital portfolios as one of the primary assessment tools, the links to the portfolios produced in the course will be shared with the program director (PD), UX faculty, and members of the Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) for review. (prereq: GS 1001 , GS 1002 , GS 1003 , UX 1400 , UX 1511 , UX 2011 , and UX 3011 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of human-centered design principles
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of interface and interaction design
  • Demonstrate  knowledge and application of UX research and data analysis 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of professional software 
  • Show advanced UX and technical writing skills 
  • Enhance their learning by reflecting on their skills and analyzing their academic and career goals

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Advanced UX and technical writing skills

Course Topics
  • Build a personal narrative and brand that translates to resumes, portfolios, and overall online presence 
  • Develop an elevator pitch that can be utilized in networking and job applications
  • Analyze a job description for personal fit and competency
  • Learn how to network by interviewing people in the UX industry
  • Build portfolio pieces and case studies
  • Build a digital portfolio that appropriately reflects the student’s skills, competencies, work, and personal narrative

Dr. Nadya Shalamova

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