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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 5:10pm

Want to put your design skills to the test? I highly recommend that you launch […]

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Monday, September 11, 2017 - 5:10pm

What is a design lens? Why is designing with lenses so important in user experience […]

The post Designing With Lenses: See ideas through a different design lens appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 7:35am

I’ve been beta testing a program about UX portfolios recently. When I first had the […]

The post The Importance of Conducting Continuous Research in UX appeared first on Sarah Doody.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:35am

One of my friends, Tami, is a really great communicator. She doesn’t waste time and she gets to the point. A lot of people could think it’s abrasive or cold to receive an email reply from her that’s only a short sentence. But the truth is, she’s simply being smart with her time and not adding clutter to our already busy lives!

I want to give you a tip on the art of asking questions. Before I ask anyone a question, I always try and do these 4 things to make sure I’m asking a well researched and specific question.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:05pm

How do you validate your idea? What happens when you don’t validate your idea? A […]

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:35am

Newsflash … nothing is an overnight success. A lot of people ask me for shortcuts […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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