I have been working as a Web / UX designer for 20 years, and for the first time today I got this valuable feedback from RiksTV Norway:
“I’m sorry, but we are not impressed by your website. Both the design and architecture of the site are not good by defined standards. Relevant work examples are more than 3 years old, and his designs are overfilled with information. One of the most important tasks as a designer is to guide the users so they can complete their task(s). In his designs the user will give up and call customer service instead. He might have learned more over the past three years, but we need to see something completely different if we should consider you for future projects.”
To remedy these issues, I plan this:
- Define the goals of the website.
- Define how a user can complete tasks.
- Redesign pages that guide the user. [architecture]
- Freshen up my knowledge on new, relevant “defined standards“.
- Create a style guide for the site. [design]
- Redesign the website with these portfolio tips in mind, sharing just enough information.
- Create at least 3 relevant work examples.
- Work examples should use this method.
- Refresh my CV, Update my LinkedIn and socials, then… [completely different]
- Publish, print, present.