Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT

Project Management for UX Designers

UX Project Management – ew, or yay? Which camp are you in? For some people, the mere thought of keeping a budget and schedule makes their skin crawl. For others it’s a Godsend. As a UX/UI designer, you’re probably working with a PM right now. If not, perhaps you wish you were. Either way, it’s […]

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Workplace Ghosting

Woody Allen once said, “80% of life is just showing up.” That means that if you just show up you’ll probably succeed. Which is why workplace ghosting is such a waste. According to Wikipedia, Ghosting is breaking off a relationship by ceasing all communication and contact with the former partner without any apparent warning or justification, […]

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Joe Natoli Podcast

In September I had the pleasure of appearing on Joe Natoli’s Making UX Work Podcast. If you’re not familiar with Joe’s work, he’s a veteran UX designer, teacher and consultant who’s been helping Fortune 500 organizations train Product Design, Development and UX Teams for almost 30 years. His excellent Udemy courses have over 120,000 students. Joe is […]

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My Top 10 Productivity Tools

Productivity tools are my secret sauce for running a profitable UX consulting business. Besides day-to-day client work, I’m also a busy mom. If you have kids or other responsibilities outside of work, I’m sure this sounds familiar. While I haven’t worked full-time in years, I’ve managed to earn a full-time income with the help of […]

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Are Wireframes Obsolete?

Are wireframes obsolete? For years they’ve been used to help web design and development teams reach shared solutions and gain efficiencies on big projects. But with the shift toward rapid prototyping tools like Bootstrap, Framer, and others, are they really needed anymore? Who Needs Wireframes? Earlier this week one of my colleagues also questioned the […]

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UX Designers and Project Managers

Batman and Robin. Lucy and Ricky. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. UX Designers and Project Managers. What do they all have in common? Great collaboration. Great work doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It can’t. It needs the catalyst of opposing energies to move forward. As UX/UI Designers, we’re charged with creating and executing a shared […]

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