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Learn More About UX In 2017

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Welcome to 2017!!!

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out my UX Notebook reader survey before the holidays. I’m still going through all the responses, but you’ve given me a lot of great ideas.

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A Few Of My Highlights From 2016

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On 12, Dec 2016 | No Comments | In Personal, User Experience | By Sarah Doody

As the end of the year approaches, I always like to take a quick little inventory of everything that I was able to accomplish. I like to do this because it’s easy to forget about everything we do throughout a year.

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3 UX Ideas To Implement Before The End Of The Year

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A few weeks ago I gave you a two-month countdown to the end of the year. As the end of the year approaches, it’s easy to get frustrated and focus on what you didn’t do this year. But don’t focus on those things.

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My Favorite Podcasts And Videos Of 2016

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On 30, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In Personal | By Sarah Doody

Around this time of year, things start to get a bit busy with shopping, holiday commitments, and pressure from your teams to get things done before the end of the year.

So, to change it up this week, I want to share with you some great videos and podcasts I’ve grown to love over the past year.

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Why You Need To Justify A Product Is Needed…And Then Prove It

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About 7 years ago I was working at a startup. I was one million percent sucked into the excitement of it all. So much so that we failed to truly validate our idea. As you can guess, this didn’t end very well. We raised money, got some users, and I learned a ton.
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Don’t Chase The Shiny Penny; Have An End Game

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On 16, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In Career, Everyday UX, Life | By Sarah Doody

Last week I gave you a two month wake up call. What did you decide to tackle before the end of the year? What projects or tasks have you been putting off? Don’t try and do everything you hoped to do in 2016. Start small. This week, choose just one thing you could focus on for the rest of November and try to make it happen.

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Consider This Your Two-Month Wake Up Call

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On 09, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In Career, Everyday UX, Life | By Sarah Doody

I have a challenge for you this week. We have two months left in the year. Now, think back to the beginning of the year and try to remember all the things you said you were going to do, whether for work or pleasure. The purpose of this isn’t to depress you as you think about everything you didn’t do!! Instead, consider this your two-month wake up call.

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The Value Of Getting A Second Opinion And Fresh Eyes

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On 31, Oct 2016 | No Comments | In Design, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

As some of you know, I’ve been training for the NYC marathon on Sunday, November 6.

The day before I recently flew to London, I had to run 22 miles – the last “long run” that is a part of my training plan. But, towards mile 18 my knee started to hurt. I just kept running and figured it wouldn’t do much harm. Well, was I wrong!!

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Not Creating Technology For The Sake Of Technology

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On 26, Oct 2016 | No Comments | In Everyday UX, Technology | By Sarah Doody

Last week I ran a workshop at Interact 2016 about User Research (similar to my research course, but shorter) and then on Wednesday I spoke about the future of technology, how we’ll use anticipatory design, and why we need to balance the line between anticipation and automation in design.

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Why A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback

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On 05, Oct 2016 | No Comments | In Design, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

I’m training for the NYC marathon again this year and I had a little setback. I tweaked my back. I was doing a lunge and instantly I knew something was messed up. Devastating to say the least. So I immediately iced my back and did a bunch of stretches I learned in physical therapy.

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