Portfolio Case Studies
As part of your application, you must submit 6 Case Studies (download fillable pdf form) for the 6 projects that you will present in your Portfolio Presentation.
Specific Criteria for Portfolio Projects
- All 6 projects must have been completed as a professional (not as a student) and cannot include work created for academic credit.
- All 6 projects should demonstrate your highest level of professional work.
- At least 1 project must have been produced in the last 12 months; 2 other projects must have been produced in the last 5 years.
- No more than 2 projects can be pro bono projects (design process must be the same as for paid work)
- No more than 1 project can be self-published design (such as your own business identity, portfolio website or self-published book)
General Considerations for Selecting Projects
- Practitioners should demonstrate an ability to develop and implement solutions to complex problems encountered in all phases of the design process.
- Managers should demonstrate an ability to develop and implement effective design management strategies.
- Educators should focus on teaching and research, demonstrating an ability to develop and implement effective teaching strategies.
Case Study Preparation
Candidates are asked to outline the following information for each project:
1. Project Challenge / Need
2. Strategy / Methodology
3. Design Process
3. Design Solution / Contribution
4. Results / Impact