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5 Steps To Help You Manage Multiple UX Projects

When you’re booked solid things can get pretty crazy. Whether you’re a freelancer or an employee, here are 5 steps to help you juggle your workload when things get super busy. 1. Prioritize, and Prioritize Again Things move pretty fast when you’re on a deadline. Client A may need revisions in the morning, while you […]

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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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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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How To Work Anywhere: My Remote Working Setup

If you’ve scanned any UX design job boards lately, you’ve probably seen lots of listings with “anywhere” as the location. Perhaps you’ve wondered if being a digital nomad or work-at-home mom or dad (WAHM) is a good option. Right now it’s the only option for me due to family responsibilities. I’m not working poolside in […]

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Resource Allocations: Who’s Working On What?

Projects. Lots of projects. The more of them you have, the busier you get, and that’s usually a good thing. You want your team to stay busy. But what happens when lots of projects start stacking up on top of each other and the same people are working on them? Overwhelm. Delays. Traffic jams. Unhappy […]

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Your Year In Review

Your Year In Review: Reflect And Celebrate!

As 2014 draws to a close I thought it would be good to take stock of the year and start figuring out what next year will bring. I’ve actually been doing lots of 2015 planning since Thanksgiving, but the last week of the year is when things usually quiet down long enough that I can really […]

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