A group of muddy people with their arms around each other who seem to be focused on someone in front of them.

Layout design options for case study pdf

In the interest of time and my sanity, I had already completed the case study document by the time week 11 rolled around. However, rationalising design decisions is a familiar concept, and I didn’t feel hindered by jumping the gun.

Due to my experience presenting projects and ideas, I found writing my case study easy and quick. I used the suggested structure as it covered all our key learnings from the module. Despite the optional nature of the weekly content, I am glad I did most of the weekly challenges. It meant I had sketches and development every week comprehensively documenting my project.

Overall, while I think my case study document and video explain my project adequately, nothing is interesting about them. As I mentioned, they follow the basic structure advised in the brief but don’t go beyond that to create anything interesting.

I have read countless articles on the ‘wrong way’ to present your case studies and had big plans for presenting my own properly (Lo 2021; Aflamenco 2022; Andrade 2022; Koh 2023). My initial plan was to craft the story of Wavelength along the lines of Montague’s (primary persona) journey map, weaving in each deliverable as a moment in that journey. As I am quite interested in video creation and editing, I had plans to film a more cinematic presentation video. The idea was to communicate to the viewer the important gap that Wavelength fills.

Unfortunately, this submission coincided with starting a new job, a long commute and getting ill, so I couldn’t go the extra mile this time. However, when I present this project in my portfolio, I will use the document I submitted as a baseline from which I can move forward. To improve my case study presentation abilities, I will return to the articles I have read previously and study the examples they showcase. Additionally, I am reading Resonate by Nancy Duarte, which I know will become a staple book I return to every time I build a new case study.

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    ANDRADE, Ilma. 2022. ‘If Your UX Portfolio Has This 20% Well Done, It Will Give You an 80% Result’. Medium [online]. Available at: https://bootcamp.uxdesign.cc/if-your-ux-portfolio-has-this-20-well-done-it-will-give-you-an-80-result-a129f048d8a7 [accessed 18 Apr 2024].

    DUARTE, Nancy. 2013. Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences. John Wiley & Sons.

    KOH, Melody. 2023. ‘Your Portfolios Are Boring’. Medium [online]. Available at: https://blog.prototypr.io/your-portfolios-are-fucking-boring-293b97ac45c1 [accessed 18 Apr 2024].

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    German vocabulary of the week

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