Stewart McCoy, Product Design Lead & Front-End Developer
I work with teams I respect, building products for problems I believe in solving.
I work in San Francisco
Check out my product design portfolio: stewartdesigned.it
Interviews on Design Education
Breaking into User Experience
Selected writing on product design
- Vulnerability and feedback in product design
- In the last 5 years I’ve worked as a designer, I’ve learned that a core trait of successful design is vulnerability, and real vulnerability comes in the form of user feedback.
- Using design to unblock stakeholders
- As designers we are uniquely positioned to show people the future, and to do so, we need to learn how to influence decision makers.
- Keeping PMs and designers on the same page
- I’ve found that more than anything, “design” is the decisions made in conversations between teammates.
- Being intentional about stakeholder feedback
- Being more intentional about who to ask, when, and about what, can go a long way in reducing miscommunication in the product dev process.
- Design with trust, ask questions
- The most important lesson I learned this past year is that when I don't understand something, I need to ask questions. I've found that overcoming any embarrassment, shame, pride, or ego, and pushing myself to ask seemingly ignorant or naive questions is actually my responsibility as a professional.