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How to Build a Successful Portfolio

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Chris Clark, Design Director, Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)

Whether you’re a UX designer looking for your first job or a seasoned designer looking to further your career, your UX portfolio is one of your most important assets. Your portfolio is the first touchpoint you have with the recruiters; it’s your chance to make a lasting first impression, spark their curiosity and get an invitation for an interview.

In this Master Class, Chris Clark, Director of Design at IxDF, will share practical tips on how to create a successful portfolio that hiring managers will respond to and help you land an interview.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to sell yourself and tell your story.
  • How to avoid the common mistakes and stand out from other ‘cookie cutter’ portfolios.
  • Best practices for presenting your work.

This webinar will include a live portfolio review, where you can learn from a real-life example and apply this knowledge to improve your own portfolio. If you’d like to have a chance to get your portfolio reviewed by Chris, submit it below. Chris will select only three portfolios from those submitted, representing different design aspects and career levels.

Even if your portfolio is not selected, you’ll still have the opportunity to gain valuable practical knowledge to improve your portfolio. You’ll also get a chance to ask Chris questions during the Q&A.

Submit your portfolio

Chris will announce the three chosen portfolios during the live session itself, and then review them. You can choose whether you’d like to anonymize your portfolio for review.

Even if you can't attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards.

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Strategy Custody: How to Secure Your Strategy's Success

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Adam Thomas, Technologist, Speaker and Writer

What happens after you build a strategy? You and your team have spent hours, days and weeks researching and finally developing a strategy, but if you aren't careful, it can end up just as a piece of paper that no one references. Much like a tree that falls in the forest, what happens if it doesn't make a sound?

This is why Strategy Custody is important. How your strategy travels and affects people is the difference between an alive strategy and a dead one. In this Master Class, Product Management expert Adam Thomas will talk about the difference between a dead strategy and an alive strategy and how you can maintain high strategic custody to affect the decisions around you.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The strategy kernel—how to organize strategy into something useful.
  • Why you should check when your strategy was last accessed more often than you currently do.
  • How to avoid making strategy a paperweight.
  • How to connect the strategy with what’s happening to keep building on it.
  • How you can tie strategy to OKRs in a way that makes the numbers useful in decision-making.
  • Exercises that keep strategy top of mind.

Strategy is complex, it’s not something that you create once and leave alone—you need to keep interacting with it. Discover how to make the most of your strategy and how you can evolve with it.

Even if you can't attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards.

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How to Design Engaging Products: Insights from Fortnite's UX

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Celia Hodent, PhD, Game UX Strategist and author of The Gamer's Brain

Learn how to create engaging user experiences with insights from Epic Games’ Fortnite.
In this Master Class webinar, former director of UX at Epic Games and 15-year game industry veteran, Celia Hodent, will show you the psychology and UX framework behind the development of successful games like Fortnite, and how you can apply the same strategies to the development of any product, service, or system.

In this Master Class you’ll also learn what successful gamification entails—which is more complex than merely adding "badges" to an experience. Effective gamification requires a deep understanding of human motivation and the notion of "transfer" (of a skill learned in one context onto another context).

Finally, Celia will also talk about the ethics of engagement and how to draw a line between engaging users and exploiting them, thus slipping into dark patterns or shady practices feeding the so-called "attention economy."

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The UX framework and iteration process applied in the development of Fortnite.

  • The cognitive science and psychology that support the development of engaging and fun video games and how to apply it to other products.

  • What gamification (or playful learning) needs to be efficient. This applies to any product intended to encourage healthier habits for example, or to educate in a playful way.

  • The ethical considerations that any UX professional should have when working on the "engageability" of a product.

Join this Master Class to learn how to engage users and make playful products by applying the lessons from video game developers. Learn the key ingredients that make video games fun and how to use them ethically in other products.

Even if you can't attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards.

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The Power of Storytelling in UX

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Fernando Marcelo Hereñu, Product and Design Manager at The Walt Disney Company

In today’s digital landscape, users are inundated with information, products and choices. To break through the noise, you need to have a unique identity illustrated through a story. Storytelling is essential to differentiate yourself and your product.

In this Master Class webinar, you have the opportunity to learn from Product and UX Design Lead at The Walt Disney Company, Fernando Hereñu. He’ll show you how assertive communication is a crucial driver to creating an authentic speech and an empathic story that reaches your users' hearts. A unique and personal speech is essential because it allows your audience to feel included and part o your story. To build a successful user experience, you have to have an in-depth understanding of storytelling and analyze its main layers: sociohistorical and narrative.

In this Master Class, you’ll learn:

  • Why storytelling is so significant in the human experience.
  • How to build and craft a narrative from the start.
  • How to achieve an effective and persuasive message to reach your target audience.
  • How to establish an emotional connection between your business and users.
  • How to practice storytelling to enhance user experience and proper usage areas.
  • What’s next in storytelling.

Join this Master Class to learn how to engage and persuade your users through a compelling story.

Even if you can’t attend it live, register to get a recording that you can watch anytime afterward!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why aren’t the Master Class webinars free of cost for members?

While the Master Class webinars aren’t free, they are open to both members and non-members of Interaction Design Foundation. While non-members pay $50 per webinar, members pay only $5. We charge this nominal fee to cover a few costs associated with producing the webinars, including:

  • The cost of using Zoom as our webinar partner. Zoom is one of the most reliable webinar hosting platforms, but it’s also one of the most expensive. We chose quality over affordability to bring you a better viewing experience, and the nominal fee we charge helps us cover these costs, without making the webinars expensive.

  • Along with the cost of Zoom, we also cover webinar costs associated with servers, payment gateways and code maintenance. In fact, 40 cents off every dollar in a transaction goes towards just the payment gateway alone!

Charging this small fee goes a long way in helping us cover these costs and enables us to continue to bring you high-quality content with the best experts.

Will the Master Class webinar be recorded?
Absolutely! Every Master Class webinar is recorded by default, and if you register, you will automatically receive the link to the recording a few hours after the broadcast ends.
What happens if I can't attend a Master Class webinar live?
No problem at all—as long as you make sure to register for it, you’ll receive a recording link a few hours after the broadcast ends. This way, you can catch up on everything that happens in the live session. But, do be sure to register, as the recording is only sent to registered attendees!
I’m a member, but when I try to register for the Master Class webinar, I’m being charged the non-member price. How can I get the discounted price for members?
Please double-check the email address you are using to register for the webinar. You must be logged into your IxDF account in order to avail the special member price.

If you use another email address, our system will not recognize you as a member. As long as you’re using the correct email address as a member, you will receive the special member price.
I just signed up for a Master Class webinar—what's next?
Once you register, you’ll receive an email from Zoom, our webinar partner. This email contains the link you’ll need to join the Master Class webinar during the broadcast.

This email is sent from noreply@zoom.us so if you can’t locate it in your inbox, please check your Spam folder. If you still cannot locate this email, please reach out to mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org and we'll help you out!
I signed up for a Master Class webinar which aired recently, but I cannot find the recording in my email inbox. What can I do?
The email with the recording is sent automatically to all registrants. However, because it contains links, it might get blocked by your spam filters.

In case you have not received it, please search your Spam for an email from mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org received on the date of the webinar in question. If you still cannot locate it, please send an email to this very same email address and we will help you!
I missed registering for some of the Master Class webinars hosted in previous months. How can I get access to them now?
Some of our past Master Classes are available on-demand at https://www.interaction-design.org/master-classes We’re constantly working to make recent Master Classes available on demand, so you can keep checking this page for new additions!
I’m a member, but I cannot see all the Master Classes I purchased on my profile. How can I find the ones that are missing?
Many of the past Master Classes have been edited and uploaded to our platform so that our members can view them conveniently in one place.

After each Master Class broadcast, our video editors painstakingly edit, improve and enhance the quality of these recordings to give you a better experience—but this process takes time, and that’s why there’s sometimes a delay in making them available within your profile.

Until recent Master Class recordings appear in your profile, you can always playback any of the Master Classes you’ve purchased using the Zoom recording links you received after the broadcast. Can’t find these recording links? Then please email mads.soegaard@interaction-design.org for assistance.