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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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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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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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3 Ways To Help Your Product & Team Avoid Chaos

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On 26, Sep 2016 | No Comments | In Business, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

A few days ago I was on a bus from Boston to Maine and the guy next to me starting chatting. I had a lot of work I wanted to get done on the bus ride, but he kept talking and it was a bit difficult to duck out of the conversation.

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3 Ways To Get Out Of The Tunnel Vision Trap

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On 21, Sep 2016 | No Comments | In Business, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

This photo is from my trip to Stockholm. It’s an underground tunnel. I don’t know the history of it, but as I was walking through I wondered if the person who designed it intended for it to be a moment of respite for people during the dark and cold Swedish winters. Made sense to me at least!

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