Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT
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Make A Gratitude List

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S. I’m about to shut down my computer and make a delicious homemade apple pie with my daughter. But before I do I wanted to put a little good stuff in the air. Depending on your outlook, Thanksgiving can be a wonderful holiday or a deeply troubling time. For example, […]

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Master Your UX Whiteboard Skills With These 5 Tips

Strong whiteboard skills are critical for successful UX designers. Just as sketching is “thinking on paper”, the ability to clearly communicate your ideas to colleagues on a whiteboard is key to successful collaboration and problem solving. In this post I’ll share my 5 favorite whiteboard tips to help you get to the top of the […]

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Go Away And Take Action

I have a UX coaching client on the verge of getting her next job because she’s not afraid to take action. Here are some of the inspiring things she’s doing that you can also do to effectively position yourself with prospective clients or employers. Clarify Your Goals First things first, what’s your outcome? What sort of […]

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Do The Hard Stuff First

Last month I attended the Ugurus 10k Denver event. It’s a mastermind group of digital agency owners I joined last year. We meet in person annually and twice monthly online to help each other grow and learn. My mentor, Jonathan Hinshaw, gave an excellent presentation on getting things done that really stuck with me. He said, “Do […]

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What 10 Years Of UX Consulting Has Taught Me

This week marks my 10th year in business as an independent UX consultant. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge as a freelance UX designer, here are 10 tips to help you stay afloat for the next 10 years and beyond. 1. Always Be Curious (“ABC”) Clients want and need your help. You must be […]

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A Setback Leads To Mobile App Design

I’m on crutches again. Last week I re-injured an old knee injury from 30+ years ago. I don’t know when or if it will heal completely this time, but I’ve lived with it long enough to know my attitude will play a major role in the process. Attitude Is Everything Setbacks like these happen to […]

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