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There Are No Shortcuts In UX. But Things Do Get Easier.

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Newsflash … nothing is an overnight success.

A lot of people ask me for shortcuts in UX. People want to know tricks and the paint by number way to do something. One thing I know for sure is that there are no shortcuts.

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Do You Have Evidence That People Want What You’re Building?

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Recently I’ve been telling you a bit more about the behind the scenes of my business so that you can follow along and see how I put into practice what I tell you to do when it comes to product development and design.

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Why You Need To Think About Marketing Before You Launch

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In June some of my friends were in NYC for a conference. They’re entrepreneurs. You may have seen them on SharkTank … they created the product Nerdwax, an organic beeswax that stops your glasses from sliding off your nose.

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6 Things To Think About When Evaluating A Homepage

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On 29, Jun 2017 | No Comments | In Content, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

Have you ever heard the saying, buy it cheap, buy it twice? My mum mentioned it the other day, though I can’t remember the exact context.

It seems like such a simple and obvious concept. Why would you do it cheap only to have to pay to fix it later? Why would you purchase something that wears out only to have to purchase a replacement?

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UX: Avoid Staying In A State Of Unknown For Too Long

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On 20, Jun 2017 | No Comments | In Career, Design, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

At the start of June, I spent 8.5 hours trapped in a toilet room, overnight, with a cat, in Paris. Very long story and I’m sure you have so many questions. So I published the story on Medium in case you want to hear what actually happened.

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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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