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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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UX 4410 - Digital Portfolio

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Digital portfolios show your professional digital identity and are critical for entry into your career as a User Experience (UX) professional. Digital portfolios typically provide multiple samples of work presented in a case study format, display technical and professional skillsets, and demonstrate mastery of UX core competencies. In this class you will create a digital portfolio, which is a culmination of your course work that showcases your accomplishments achieved throughout your academic career. To do this, you will explore what it means to be a UX professional by building your brand, personal narrative, and then apply it to your resume, video profile, and case studies.  Your portfolio will be also be shared and presented to the UX Program Director, UX faculty, and UX Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) for review and assessment. (prereq: senior standing) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Show UX competences, personal accomplishments, and career readiness 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and application of UX design and research principles 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of professional software 
  • Show advanced UX and technical writing skills 
  • Enhance learning by reflecting on skills and analyzing academic and career goals 
  • Create customized presentation of samples of work using a web-based portfolio tool 

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, videos, and overall digital 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 your skills, competencies, work, brand, and personal narrative 
  • Reflect, holistically, on what it means to be a UX professional and explore aspects of the field that fit your specific UX interests and expertise.

Dr. Katie Panciera

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