Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT
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2016 Rearview Mirror Review

Here we are at the end of a very tumultuous 2016. I hope you and yours are getting ready to have the best year ever. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to take stock of the past year and review all you’ve accomplished. I was curious to see how this year compared to 2015 […]

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Dealing With Digital Design Ambiguity

A big part of being a successful UX/UI designer is being comfortable with digital design ambiguity. Our primary role is to help stakeholders and teams craft a vision of the final product, often from nothing. While the need for certainty is clearly fundamental to all humans, designers need an effective approach to confidently go from […]

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How To Conduct A Website Competitive Analysis

Conducting a website competitive analysis is often your first chance to feel true empathy for your client’s customer. It’s a great opportunity to see all the different online offerings from their perspective. In this post I’ll share my approach to conducting in-depth reviews of competitor websites and apps. Why Conduct A Website Competitive Analysis? The […]

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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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