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Sarah Doody is a user experience designer, consultant, and writer based in New York City.

Sarah works with companies to establish their initial product and helps those already in market evolve their existing user experience. Meet Sarah >

Mobile UX Design For People In Developing Countries

10th October 2014 by Sarah Doody

Recently someone asked me what they should consider when creating a mobile UX design for people in developing countries.

Honestly, I hadn’t though about it. Obvious things came to mind such as what device they might be using, what connectivity speeds were like, and what the literacy of the audience was. But, I became curious and after doing some research I discovered some great resources to consider when designing a user experience for people in developing countries. Read more…

How to Use FontAwesome Icons in Photoshop & Omnigraffle

3rd October 2014 by Sarah Doody

People always tell me that my wireframes are very pretty.I do put a lot of thought into making my wireframes as clear as possible. One way I achieve that is paying close attention to the design of my wireframes.

What . . . the “design” of wireframes.

I know you’re thinking that is kind of an oxymoron. Isn’t the point of wireframes to not contain any design? Isn’t the point of wireframes to focus on the information and user flows?

Yes, yes yes. Read more…

How to Wireframe Faster With These 7 Omnigraffle Tips

26th September 2014 by Sarah Doody

When I was just starting out in my career, one of my first bosses told me:

“Know your tool. Know your tool as fast as you can. Know your tool as well as you can.” (click to tweet)

I’ve never forgotten that.

One of the first programs I learned was Omnigraffle. At first, Omnigraffle can seem really intimidating because there is just so much you could do with it. But, the trick to learning any new software is to identify the parts of it that matter most to your role, and then master those things and don’t become distracted with features that aren’t going to help you do your job.

Honestly, there are a lot of features that I’ve just never tried to use. But over the past 10 years, I’ve learned a few helpful Omnigraffle tips and tricks when it comes to wireframing. So, here is my advice for how to wireframe faster with Omnigraffle. Read more…