Standard Beagle Blog

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The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
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What you need to know about GDPR

(Yes, you do need to understand GDPR) The question was simple enough, and yet, it was endlessly difficult to answer in a way that would make sense. Just before Memorial Day, at a pool party, a social acquaintance asked me why he had been receiving so many emails from companies about updating their privacy policies. […]

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Why we say no to speculative work and design contests

Why do people ask designers to work for free? I’ve never understood why people ask me to design for free when they would never ask an architect, interior designer, or coffee shop to hand over a product without expecting to pay. Yet it happens frequently. Clients ask for speculative work and free pitches as a […]

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13 Best Books for Leaders to Read in 2018

My literary picks for entrepreneurs, managers, and others I set a goal for myself in 2017 — read 40 books. That may seem like nothing for some people — especially when many entrepreneurs are known for reading 50 books a year. But for me it was a big deal. I’m not just a business owner […]

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Equifax and Security Breaches: Here’s What You Should Know

Cyber-security is crucial when almost every aspect of our lives is computerized. Security breaches happen often but not many can compare to the scale and severity of the Equifax data breach in 2017. In the span of around 2 months, hackers got ahold of personal information affecting 143 million Americans, roughly 44% of the population. […]

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5 Qualities of a Good Client

Being a good client leads to a partnership that creates a great product. It's in your best interest as well as the agency's.So how can you be a good client?

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What I learned about being a leader from the best bosses in my life

As Standard Beagle has grown, I suddenly find myself looking and acting a lot more like a manager than ever before. I’ve managed a lot of stuff — projects, client relations, myself. But managing employees — people — is pretty new for me. Now I’m the boss, and I feel like I’m moving into new […]

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