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Stewart McCoy, Senior Product Designer & Front-End Developer

I work with teams I respect, building products for problems I believe in solving.

I work in San Francisco

Improving the student experience via Chegg Tutors.

Published Elsewhere

Be Happy: Work on problems that matter

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.
My first Backbone.js pull request to production
I've been wanting to build what I design since 2011 and it feels really good to post my first pull request for Backbone.js code.
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.
A better way to organize pickup sports
In this post I outline the opportunity, apps currently tackling this problem, the problems with those apps, and what an improved pickup UX could be like.