10 Years of UX Blogging Celebration

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of maryshaw.net! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging about UX for 10 years. A lot has happened during this time. Over the last decade the industry has matured as more and more people enter the UX field. To celebrate, here’s a list of my 10 most popular blog posts […]

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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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Heck Yeah! …or no

On May 31st I decided to stop doing large corporate UX projects for good. While I’m grateful for everything I’ve learned and the income I’ve earned from them, it’s time to move on. I want to focus on other projects and do lots more UX career coaching.  I’ll continue to blog about UX/UI design as well, […]

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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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