Many times one of the first thing a client ask me is "Do you have a online portfolio?" I answer "yes." The next sentence i enjoy hearing is, I enjoy the "process" you took with project "X." What i am good at is refining and defining the functionality and flow of enterprise applications plus facilitating what the client is telling me from what they really mean. I have seen "UX" portfolio which have 10 or 20 examples of (wireframes, sitemaps, user flows) but they have very little context or constraints listed. I have heard feedback from people reviewing these sites and express to me how competent and "experienced" this person is and they would hire them. I say to them "Really, you can infer the qualification of a person just by looking at a title for a deliverable and a picture of it?"
My journey to display and communicate the "process" I took on various projects has led down the case study + many examples, many examples + Company, many examples + specific deliverable categories and finally to ScreenCasting on Vimeo with applications i used. As of this writing i am finishing my screenCast of one of my projects which includes: goals of project as a whole, specific page guidelines (Presented with Keynote Application) user flow diagram of the sign-in process and clicking through remaining pages.
This screenCast solves many of the problems in the past:
- People want to quickly flip back and forth viewing various types of deliverables without having to click 4 plus times and figure out how to navigate to particular areas.
- To see ALL deliverable(s) at full screen size while clicking the lower right full screen video icon.
- "Audio" project annotations could be added to explain complex screen interactions.