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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:40am

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

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:30am

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

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:20pm

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

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:20pm

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

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:48am

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

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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 […]

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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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:40am

Recently someone asked me a great question … “What skills have been most influential in […]

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:30am

Welcome to 2017!!! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out […]

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:40pm

As the end of the year approaches, I always like to take a quick little […]

The post A Few Of My Highlights From 2016 appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:40am

A few weeks ago I gave you a two-month countdown to the end of the […]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:40am

Around this time of year, things start to get a bit busy with shopping, holiday […]

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 8:00am

About 7 years ago I was working at a startup. I was one million percent sucked into the excitement of it all. So much so that we failed to truly validate our idea. As you can guess, this didn’t end very well. We raised money, got some users, and I learned a ton.

But in hindsight, our excitement created tunnel vision that caused us to make a lot of nonsense decisions. We were so bought into the product, that we could justify every idea and decisions to ourselves. We didn’t do enough internal arguing, challenging, and healthy second guessing.

I posted about the company all the time on Facebook and spammed my friends and family with requests to sign up for our beta.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:40am

Last week I gave you a two month wake up call. What did you decide […]

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