The Portfolio design pattern allows users a digital space that collects and showcases artifacts they have previously posted.

Use This Pattern When

  • Digital artifacts can be stored and displayed on the system
  • Digital artifacts can be shared with others
  • Users have individual spaces on the system (i.e. profile pages)
  • One goal of the system is the growth of creative identity and self-reflection

How to Use

Elements Considerations
Provide users with a list of Reaction options to pick from. What format will the reactions be in? Text? Visual? Both? How will these reactions be selected? Will the options be standard for all users, or customizable?
Place the reactions options near the content users will be responding to Will all reactions be visible or hidden upon first glance? The number or reactions and available space will need to be considered.
Provide an indicator of the type and number of reactions that were posted Consider whether or not the names of users who reacted should be displayed or not

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Related Research

Martin, C. K., Nacu, D. C., Pinkard, N. (2016). Revealing Opportunities for 21st Century Learning: An Approach to Interpreting User Trace Log Data. Journal of Learning Analytics Special issue on Learning Analytics for 21st Century Competencies.

Nacu, D.C.,  Martin, C.K, Sandherr, J.  and Pinkard, N. (2015). Encouraging online contributions in underrepresented populations. Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) in Charlotte, NC, pp. 1-4.