Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT

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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10 years of ux consulting

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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Increase Productivity With A Portable Whiteboard

How many times have you found yourself in a conference room with a whiteboard but no markers? Or if there are markers they are completely dried out and useless? Yep, been there, done that. Enter The Portable Whiteboard Like most UX designers, I do a lot of interface sketching, and most of it is collaborative in nature. As […]

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10 UX Resources For Back To School

Summer is almost over with the arrival of back to school season. With that in mind, here are 10 great UX resources that will help you improve your UX design skills. The list includes several online and in-person courses and a few of my all-time favorite UX design books. Check them out and let me know […]

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kickoff meeting

How To Run A Successful Kickoff Meeting

How many projects have you worked on that got derailed immediately after the kickoff meeting? It happens. A lot. And it’s not necessarily because of miscommunications during the meeting. It often has absolutely nothing to do with the actual meeting. The kickoff meeting is the linchpin of all successful design projects, but it’s really hard […]

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