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Why A Redesign Is Not Going To Solve All Your Problems

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Recently I’ve been doing some UX coaching with companies. For these companies, they have their own internal UX designer or team, but they know that they are stuck in the weeds. So, they look to me to be that second set of eyes and coach them on how they can move faster, see what they’re missing, and make smarter product decisions.

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User Research: Talk To Real People. You Are Not The User.

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On 23, May 2017 | No Comments | In Business, Career, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

As a UX designer, I love finally having my own products, such as my newsletter, notebooks, and my research course. Having my own products allows me to always be testing. It allows me to put into practice what I preach because I easily get lost in the details. See, even experienced people like me get stuck in the weeds sometimes. That’s why I love doing quick research to get a reality check and help me make a quick decision.

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Inspiration In Design; First Justify If It’s Right For Your Product

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On 11, May 2017 | No Comments | In Design, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

Earlier this week I needed to get the link to a 2011 article of mine about storytelling in UX. So I Googled a few words of it and I noticed one of the results was from LinkedIn.

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Why Risks Are Critical To Product Development In UX

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On 04, May 2017 | No Comments | In Career, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

When was the last time you took a risk?

I’ve taken a few risks lately … I submitted a talk proposal to a conference, I sent an email I’d been procrastinating about, and I’m changing a few big things in my business. And how could I forget, I’m running a marathon next weekend!

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Why You Need To Fake It Until You Make It In UX

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I spent almost 4 years living in Portland, Oregon at the beginning of my career. I was young and was fortunate to be hired by a big software company there, so I worked full time and finished school full time. It was a ton of work! But it was awesome to be getting real world experience while I was getting my degree.

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Stop Trying So Hard & Trust The Process

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Something’s been on my mind for a while …

Many people email and ask me on Twitter about whether or not they’ll ever like they “know their stuff” when it comes to their role as a designer.

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Create Your Own Product To Learn More About UX

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One question I get asked all the time is, “how do I learn more about UX?” I feel like a broken record sometimes, but I’ll keep saying it … there are problems all around us!!

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Why You Need To Slow Down To Speed Up

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On 15, Mar 2017 | No Comments | In Business, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

I’m back in NYC after spending some time out in Los Angeles. I got invited to go to a great business event and here’s the big lesson I took away from it …

Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

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Want To Learn To Be A More Effective & Confident Communicator?

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Recently someone asked me a great question …

“What skills have been most influential in my career as a UX designer and entrepreneur?”

And without a doubt, I said, “becoming a more confident communicator”.

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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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