Weekly challenge 5: Build a professional presence – Shuffle Q/A 1

21. It’s important for designers to include a personal statement to reinforce their professional presence online. What should a personal statement highlight?

  • The differences between a designer’s personal and professional life
  • The list of projects a designer has completed
  • The things a designer does, and what they stand for

22. A designer does not want coworkers and recruiters viewing their personal social media presence. What best practice for developing an online presence can they use?

  • Delete their personal social media presence
  • Start new accounts using a different name
  • Set their social media accounts to private
  • Contact information

23. How can designers benefit from online UX communities?

  • Get inspiration from other designers
  • Share full case studies
  • Communicate with company executives
  • Start a design business and file key legal documents

24. Fill in the blank: To convey the value of your work, you should create a story that _____.

  • grabs your user’s attention
  • includes the highlights of your resume
  • stands in place of work samples
  • mentions your ideal career path

25. Imagine that a designer writes content for their online portfolio. To align with their personal brand, they include friendly, conversational language. They write brief and snappy descriptions, and include key details about their professional background. Before they publish, what can they do to ensure the content is as good as it can be?

  • Find a trusted editor to review the content
  • Infuse buzzwords and technical terms into the written content
  • Include quotes from friends acting as clients
  • Add long descriptive paragraphs to hook readers

26. Identify a tip a designer should consider when creating descriptions for their website.

  • Inject personality
  • Add jargon
  • Include complex depictions of projects
  • Use complicated language

27. Why is it important for UX designers to use a portfolio during the job application process?

  • Because it’s a great way to start feeling like a part of the UX design community
  • Because jobs in the creative fields don’t accept traditional resumes
  • Because it shows hiring managers examples of work and the skills a designer can bring to the job

28. A UX designer is working on their portfolio website. Why might they want to use a WYSIWYG website builder for this process?

  • Website builders make it possible to create a website without coding knowledge.
  • Website builders offer assistance with the necessary coding.
  • Website builders provide good coding practice to expand the designer’s skills.
  • Website builders provide a single unified, consistent template.

Shuffle Q/A 2

29. A designer is working on their portfolio. They want to make sure it is engaging for the audience. What can they do to raise engagement?

  • Record videos of all portfolio material.
  • Include lots of text for the audience to read.
  • Tell a story about the design process.
  • Ask rhetorical questions in the portfolio writing.

30. In a design portfolio, what does your personal brand demonstrate?

  • Your past projects and future goals
  • Your values, unique skills, and personality
  • Your ideal role at a company
  • Your work experience, education, and hobbies

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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