My 5 takeaways from “Show Your Work” as a UX Designer

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1. “Creativity is always, in some sense, a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds.”

Okay, we’re sort of (avoid the pun) taking a page out of “Steal Like an Artist” for this one.

2. “The best way to get started on the path to sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning it in front of others”

One of the best ways to build an audience online is to give people something they're looking for.

3. “Once a day, after you’ve done your day's work, go back to your documentation and find one little piece of your process that you can share”

I see top designers share all sorts of stuff on social media.

4. “How people feel and what they understand about your work affects how they value it”

Humans love stories. Stories have a big emotional impact on them.

5. “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough”

Design is an ever-evolving industry. It’s vital that you keep your creative wheels turning.



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