Friday Link Pack: Sept 11, 2015 - Sarah Doody
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Friday Link Pack: Sept 11, 2015

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On 11, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Friday Link Pack | By Sarah Doody

Happy Friday!

I love September. I think September is the new January. It’s a nice time to reset during the year. And I think September creates a lot of momentum because everyone’s trying to get a lot of things done before the inevitable halt that the holiday season brings.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to tackle in the next three and a half months and my main focus is to figure out how I can teach and help more of you. I recently listened to a podcast (I’m blanking on which one it was) that basically said “you’re doing a disservice to your readers if you’re not teaching them”.

So, I’m on a mission to develop ideas and programs that will teach you more about user experience and product development.

I’d love it if you would leave a comment below and tell me the top 3 things you wish I would teach you about user experience and product development.

Here’s today’s Friday link pack:

  • Want to become a better designer? Stop focusing on tools & techniques and start focusing on becoming a student of the world, understanding people, and drawing insights & inspiration from a variety of industries.
  • Want to become a better person? Maybe it’s not about scheduling quality time with people, or colleagues, or family and trying to make. Instead, maybe it’s about being present in the every day moments. Maybe it’s just about showing up.
  • Can you train yourself to be more creative? One thing you can do is to experiment with new things and get out of your every day routine. Learn about the art of tinkering in this TED Talk.
  • Everyone wants to go paperless. But I think that a lot gets lost if you only take notes digitally. I really liked this photo essay of the notebooks of Optimizely’s design team and it inspired me to take more notes and spend more time sketching and thinking.
  • Are you just starting out in your career? Do you have a new position at your job? Don’t feel like being a rookie is a bad thing. In this short talk, Susan Gregg Koger, co-founder of the online store Modcloth, shares why being a rookie is an asset.
  • Have you checked out Periscope yet? I’m addicted. And I’m not alone. Periscope users watch 40 years’ worth of video per day. Crazy. Follow me over on Twitter @sarahdoody because when I do a Periscope (very soon) I’ll tweet the link for you to view the scope!

That’s all for this week! Have a fantastic weekend!

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