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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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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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Don’t Get Paralyzed By Your Goals, Launch Something Small

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On 05, Apr 2017 | 3 Comments | In Career, Design, User Experience | By Sarah Doody

Welcome to the last day of Q1 2017! At the beginning of the year, I encouraged you to set monthly goals. It’s easy to get distracted when you have a big grand vision in mind. I know I easily get paralyzed by the big picture. I see the vision, but then I get overwhelmed with all the different paths I could take to get there.

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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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Want To Learn About UX? Create Your Own Product.

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Here’s my big tip of the week … if you want to learn about UX then create your own product.

Yes, I know many of you work on other people’s products — maybe you’re at a big company or, maybe you’re at an emerging startup. And yes, I’m sure you put a lot of careful thought into what you do. But I honestly believe it’s totally different when you are working on your product.

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How To Execute On The Things That Actually Matter

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On 08, Feb 2017 | No Comments | In Career, User Experience | By Sarah Doody

Congrats on making it through the first month of the year. I find it’s always challenging getting back into the rhythm of work. Everyone is so ambitious at the beginning of the year. The risk with this ambition is that everyone gets excited by the big picture, but fails to execute on the things that actually matter.

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How I Prototyped My YouTube Channel

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On 25, Jan 2017 | No Comments | In User Experience, video | By Sarah Doody

Thanks so much for checking out my new YouTube channel last week, I can’t believe we’re already over 125 subscribers. I’ll take this as an indication that you like these videos. I have a lot of reader questions in a queue and I’ll be answering them in some upcoming videos.

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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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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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