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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:50pm

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.

One topic I’ve been talking a lot about is the idea of validating your idea before you build. When we get excited about an idea, we get tempted to build because we love to see progress. So when I had the idea to create a program to help designers with their UX portfolios, I immediately started going down the dangerous path of all the “fun stuff” – what would the landing page look like, what about a logo, what it could become in 6 months or 12 months.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:26pm

In June some of my friends were in NYC for a conference. They’re entrepreneurs. You […]

The post Why You Need To Think About Marketing Before You Launch appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:36pm

Last week I had an idea. I couldn’t get it out of my head. So I […]

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 3:39pm

Have you ever heard the saying, buy it cheap, buy it twice? My mum mentioned […]

The post 6 Things To Think About When Evaluating A Homepage appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:40am

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.

Everyone keeps asking me, “how did you not freak out, how did you not get claustrophobic?” … because the toilet room was about the size of an airplane toilet.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:40am

One of the hardest things to do is know when to execute on an idea. […]

The post Why You Need To Be Selective When Pursuing Your Ideas appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:40am

Recently I’ve been doing some UX coaching with companies. For these companies, they have their […]

The post Why A Redesign Is Not Going To Solve All Your Problems appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:40am

As a UX designer, I love finally having my own products, such as my newsletter, […]

The post User Research: Talk To Real People. You Are Not The User. appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:30am

At the beginning of May I was in Toronto, Canada to run my second marathon. […]

The post The Power Of A Small And Well Focused Tribe In Your Career appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:20pm

Earlier this week I needed to get the link to a 2011 article of mine […]

The post Inspiration In Design; First Justify If It’s Right For Your Product appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:20pm

When was the last time you took a risk? I’ve taken a few risks lately […]

The post Why Risks Are Critical To Product Development In UX appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:48am

I spent almost 4 years living in Portland, Oregon at the beginning of my career. […]

The post Why You Need To Fake It Until You Make It In UX appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:10pm

Last week I was in Florida and my flight back was on a horrible travel day. Storms had closed Atlanta airport for a long time. This meant that my flight was overbooked and so the boarding process was quite competitive as everyone tried to get overhead bin space before it all filled up.

By the time I boarded, about half of the bins were full. I was so worried I’d have to check my bag!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:40am

Welcome to the last day of Q1 2017! At the beginning of the year, I […]

The post Don’t Get Paralyzed By Your Goals, Launch Something Small appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:40am

Something’s been on my mind for a while … Many people email and ask me […]

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:40am

One question I get asked all the time is, “how do I learn more about UX?” I feel like a broken record sometimes, but I’ll keep saying it … there are problems all around us!!

Next time you encounter an experience that is frustrating, take note of it. Then, spend some time thinking about how you might solve it. Does the problem require research? Could you create a prototype? How might you redesign it?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5:10pm

I’m back in NYC after spending some time out in Los Angeles. I got invited […]

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:30am

Here’s my big tip of the week … if you want to learn about UX […]

The post Want To Learn About UX? Create Your Own Product. appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 7:30am

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.

I find that I easily get distracted by the end goal and 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:30am

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.

If you have a question that you’d like me to answer in a video Q&A, then please use this form to ask your question.

There’s a story behind the YouTube channel that hopefully inspires you to do more experiments in 2017.