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Why You Should Consider A Radical Transformation

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On 10, Oct 2017 | No Comments | In Business, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

At the beginning of September, I made an important decision …

September would be about one thing: radical transformation.

I normally try and set a goal or intention for each month and kind of forgot all summer. So September was a good time to reset.

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The Power Of A Small And Well Focused Tribe In Your Career

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On 16, May 2017 | No Comments | In Business, Career, Teams | By Sarah Doody

At the beginning of May I was in Toronto, Canada to run my second marathon. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the NYC marathon has 50,000 runners and this one only had 1,500.

To be honest, I was a bit concerned that it’d be really lonely because with that few runners, I thought I’d end up alone in spots and lose motivation. Well, Toronto proved me wrong.

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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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Identify The ‘Why’ Behind What You Are Doing

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On 06, Sep 2016 | No Comments | In Design, Everyday UX | By Sarah Doody

I can’t believe it’s already September. At this time every year I feel like it’s a good time to hit reset. I think it’s because in childhood, September was always associated with a fresh start thanks to so many years of schooling. There was always an influx of new friends, new grade, new places, new goals.

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2 Simple Ways To Bring More Clarity To Communication

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On 02, Feb 2016 | No Comments | In Business, Process, Teams | By Sarah Doody

This week I read a great article in Wired about the concept of simplicity and how in design, simplicity is overrated. I loved this part of the article:

… a major factor in screaming matches between people is the lack of a shared definition of a key term. ‘Clean’ for example, can be measured in degrees. Then there’s the word ‘simple’. Two people can have very different definitions of a word like that.

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Designing Anticipatory Experiences & Why Designers Need To Be Business Literate

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The start of any year is a great time to think about the direction UX might be going. UX is an ever changing area and one that can be different one week to the next. Here I share some of my thoughts on where I think UX might be steering towards in the coming year.

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Are You Stuck In Research Mode?

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One of the reasons why I love user experience so much is because it involves solving a lot of problems. One thing I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is:

It doesn’t matter how you get to the conclusion – you just need to get there.

When we’re trying to solve a problem, there isn’t one way to approach it. In the end, the most important thing is that we solve it.

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Why The Role Of A UX Designer Is Changing…Not Going Away

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Last week I told you about how I’m not really into resolutions and how I much prefer setting a focus or theme for each month (read more in this blog post). My January theme is “productivity” and so far it’s going really well.

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Why Frequent Small Check Ins For Small Goals Trump Huge Resolutions

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On 13, Jan 2016 | No Comments | In Business, Health, Life, Personal | By Sarah Doody

Welcome to 2016! This isn’t going to be a blog post about resolutions. The truth is, I don’t like resolutions. Most people make resolutions that are too big to achieve. Then they get discouraged and quit all together.

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My 3 Year Business Anniversary & One Big Business Lesson Learned

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On 07, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Content, Everyday UX, Marketing | By Sarah Doody

Three years ago today I quit my job at a startup in NYC and ventured off on my own. It was the best decision I ever made. It’s hard to believe I’ve been running my own user experience design consulting business for three years. As a kid, I never ever considered entrepreneurship, but the older I get, the more I realize it really suits me.

During those three years, I’ve learned a lot. How to deal with clients, how to give and receive feedback, how to set up my own retirement accounts, and many other important but not sexy things. But there’s one key business lesson that stands out to me. Keep Reading >

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