9 things I learned from 9 years at Google

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My Android figurine collection at my desk — summer 2021. Photo by author.

This past Friday (December 10, 2021) marked my nine year Googleversary! Nobody makes a big deal out of nine year anniversaries but I have been all week! When I joined Google back in late 2012, I had a major case of imposter syndrome and felt that I needed to constantly prove myself. For a long time, I wasn’t sure if I was good enough to be a Googler. So being at Google for nine years makes me feel like I’ve…




Writings on starting a career in UX research from Noor Ali-Hasan, a UX research lead at Google with more than 15 years of experience in the field.

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Noor Ali-Hasan

Noor Ali-Hasan

I’m a UX research lead at Google, where I help teams design and build desirable and easy to use products. Outside of work, I love art, Peloton, and Lego.

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