Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT
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Get Paid To Make iMessage Stickers While You Learn iOS 10

Last week I launched my first sticker pack for iOS 10 in the App Store. It’s a Valentine’s Day collection called “Candy Hearts”. In this post I’ll show you how my 13 year-old daughter and I designed and launched a simple iMessage sticker pack product in just a few days. While you may not strike […]

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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 UI/UX 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 the […]

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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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