Unit 11: Intro to Photoshop
Unit 12: Design Accessibility
Unit 13: Product Design Thinking
Unit 14: User Experience Design
Unit 16: Introduction to Design Portfolios
Unit 17: Portfolio Development
Unit 18: Personal Branding
Unit 19: Case Studies
Unit 20: Portfolio Website Design
Unit 21: Career Coaching
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Project: Prepare Your Case Study Presentation Deck

Requirements

Prepare a case study presentation deck for one of your client projects. Start by organizing all of the materials you created during the project (hopefully you stayed organized). Use storytelling techniques to really tell an engaging, concise, and powerful story of the impact of your design. What was the client’s problem? How did you help the client solve the problem? What was the feedback and outcome? What did you learn from it? Any next steps you would do?

Here is the basic framework we typically start with when designing for any portfolio presentation:

  1. Title Slide
  2. Introduction
  3. Overview of projects
  4. Outcome (the what and why of your project aka elevator pitch)
  5. Brief (problem)
  6. Outline (approach)
  7. Process (struggles and success)
  8. Outcome
  9. Next steps (what would you do differently if given the chance? Remember, a project never ends after the due date)
  10. Learnings

Remember you don’t have to follow the exact same format – be creative and adapt to your own. More importantly…

Write creative and informative section headings! Do not start with something as generic as “overview” or “challenges”. Put on the hat of a journalist – if this is an article, woudl you read it? Most journalists have to come up with subheadings of articles that already tease the story without the reader having to read the entire paragraphs below. You should do the same for your case study and presentation.

Make sure you don’t cram in too much information in one slide. Break them down into multiple ones. Make sure nobody needs to squint or will be overloaded.

Think of hooks to capture your audience – you don’t always have to present your case studies chronologically or by the framework.

Keep your presentation short but show the important key points – time your presentation so that you can roughly finish presenting in 10 to 15 minutes or less. You don’t have to show every single step or every little thing you did for your project.

Submission

A presentation file (in whatever format that is accessible, PDF, JPG, Figma, PPTX, PPT, Prezi etc.) that you can share via a link when you schedule your session with your instructor.

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