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.
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.