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My Periscope About Pill Pack & Why Great User Experience Designers Think Beyond The Screen

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On 15, Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | In Everyday UX, Health | By Sarah Doody

Recently I told you about PillPack (read the previous post) and why I think they are really doing a great job about designing a system that improves the experience of both pharmacists and patients.

I realized that there are a lot of lessons we can learn from PillPack so I wanted to actually show you it and go a little deeper.  So, I did my very first Periscope a few days ago to show you more about PillPack.

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Everyday UX: My Review of PillPack, A New Online Pharmacy

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On 15, Oct 2015 | One Comment | In Health, User Experience | By Sarah Doody

Think back to the last time you had to take medication. Did you actually take it exactly as prescribed? Or, did you miss a few doses or perhaps just stop taking it before the last dose?

There’s a good chance that you don’t take every single dose. In fact a 2015 study by market research firm Kenton Global found that 80% of Americans miss taking their medications.

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Friday Link Pack: October 2nd, 2015

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On 02, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In Friday Link Pack | By Sarah Doody

Happy Friday!

If you’re curious how my running training is going, here’s a little update: I think I’m on track to still run the NYC Marathon on November 1. I’m really excited and a little nervous too. Stay tuned for more updates as the race gets closer!

Everyone uses the saying: it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon for so many things in life. I’d say this is a great analogy for learning about user experience. Sure, you can take a 3-month course and learn the fundamentals. But, you need to put in the years of practice of just doing user experience and learning more through project after project that you do.

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Friday Link Pack: August 15, 2015

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On 14, Aug 2015 | No Comments | In Friday Link Pack | By Sarah Doody

Happy Friday! This week the big news is about how Google is restructuring the company under a new parent company called Alphabet.

The big take away with this move is that Serge and Larry have big big plans beyond Google as we know it.

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3 Ways Storytelling Can Improve Your Product Development Process

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There’s a lot of talk about storytelling in these days. But a lot of it is quite cliché. The focus of storytelling in business has become very out of balance.

Most of the ideas about storytelling in business focus on using storytelling to craft a story for your customer – a story that’s marketing focused.

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Advice For UX Designers: On Writing, Part 3 – Where To Write

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On 13, May 2013 | No Comments | In Career | By Sarah Doody

This is part three (here’s part 1 and part 2) on a series about why having a portfolio is not enough and the importance of designers also being writers.

In this series, I’ve been talking about why it’s not enough for user experience designers (or likely any designer) to just show their work work visually. People really want to understand how you think. They want to hear the reasoning behind your design decisions and your unique perspective on the world around you. A great way represent this is through writing. Keep Reading >

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Apr
2013

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Advice For UX Designers: Part 2 – Tips To Become A Better Writer

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On 19, Apr 2013 | 4 Comments | In Career | By Sarah Doody

Last week, I write about how important it is for designers to also be writers. I promised I’d follow up with a post with more practical ideas and tips on how to become a better writer. Here are 5 myths you need to stop believing that are keeping you from writing and ultimately being a better designer. Keep Reading >

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Apr
2013

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Advice For UX Designers: Part 1 – A UX Portfolio Is Not Enough, Why You Must Write

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On 09, Apr 2013 | 9 Comments | In Career, Design | By Sarah Doody

There’s a lot of discussion around whether or not UX designers need portfolios. That’s a topic for another day. But I do have opinions about what’s wrong with a lot of UX portfolios.

One observation I have is that thanks to sites like Dribbble, we’re seeing designers post designs perhaps as a way to showcase their skills to other designers … fetching likes and comments on their “artwork”. But, this type of thinking is dangerous because it puts too much emphasis on the interface, on what it looks like, on the end result.

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Products I Wish Existed: Calendars & To-Do’s In One Happy Place

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As a user experience designer, it’s hard not to look at products through a design and experience lens. One key problem that I’ve identified has to do with calendars and to-do applications. I don’t understand why they can’t exist in the same spot. Keep Reading >

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Products I Wish Existed: I Want To Write On The Back Of My Photos

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Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time on Medium, the new writing and publishing platform created by people including Ev Williams, among others. I love it because the simplicity of the interface helps me focus on the actual process of writing and not get distracted with playing with fonts, styles, sizes, and such.

One of my goals for 2013 is to write more. Keep Reading >

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