Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT
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Learn UI Design Course Demo

Today I’m super-stoked to share a short demo video of Erik Kennedy’s Learn UI Design course. Erik has graciously given me permission to show you behind the scenes of this excellent program. Obviously I can’t show you all 20 hours of video showing Erik designing dozens of interfaces in Sketch or all the awesome cheat […]

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What I’ve Learned About UI Design

Like many UXers, I’m a huge fan of Erik Kennedy’s Learn UI Design. This one course has done more for my design skills than anything else in the last couple of years. It’s helped me gain more confidence and add more value to client projects. Erik’s course will be open again in a few weeks, […]

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The Value Loop

Joe Natoli (Give Good UX) is one of my favorite UX thought leaders. One of his most compelling concepts is called “The Value Loop”. It’s the sweet spot in the middle of the classic UX Venn diagram. Why The Value Loop Is Important A value loop represents the intersection between Business Needs and User Goals. […]

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Airplane Mode

The internet is a fantastic tool and technology continues to accelerate, but these days there’s just too much input and not enough output. So how do you get your most important tasks completed? How can you process everything that comes in? Do you really have to? Just because someone calls, sends you an email or […]

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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

I get a lot of questions from people just starting their UX job search who feel stuck. Most want to get their first/next UX job or land new freelance clients. One of the most common questions is “How do I start?”. And the answer is pretty simple. Just start. “But how?” they ask. If this […]

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Make Your Own Sketch Sitemap Template

Design templates really come in handy when you’re on a deadline. Anything that speeds up your workflow can help you juggle your workload better. In this post I’ll show you how to make your own Sketch sitemap template, or you can download mine for your own use if you want. Why Make Your Own Sketch […]

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