Megan Rawley

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How to Get up Early and Become a Morning Person: Take Back Tomorrow Before Going to Bed

If you’re anything like me, you’re the kind of person who hits the snooze button 15 times before finally rolling out of bed. The kind of person who, …

Sleep

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

How To Build A Product Roadmap Everyone Understands

This product roadmap template gets the job done.<p>Up until recently, no one really knew what product roadmaps were supposed to look like, but we all …

10 Signs That Your Boss Is a Manager vs. a Leader

Are you frustrated with your boss's inability to lead you? Well put that frustration on pause because your boss may be a manager and not necessarily a leader.<p>Yes, there is a huge difference and understanding some of those nuances allows you to set the right expectations as it relates to your …

The Truth About Managing Millennials

We led a leadership workshop for managers who supervise young employees — members of the millennial generation. They asked for my advice on managing millennials.<p>“I’ll tell you a story, and then we’ll talk about it,” I said. I told them about our client Nina, who hired a young man named Jackson to …

The Workplace

The 12 Realistic Principles of Agile UX

Lean ensures we’re building the right product and Agile helps ensure we build the product right. As the blog post Lean vs. Agile UX explains, Lean …

Project Management

Be agile in being agile

In the Guardian’s Platforms team, agile is implemented as a hybrid of Scrum and Kanban. There are fortnightly sprints, daily stand ups, sprint planning, retrospectives and a backlog. We use Τrello as a tool to monitor the tasks and various lists to track their state. The tasks are prioritised in …

Project Management

Six of our favorite data visualization tools

<b>These six data visualization tools can present your bundles of information in an easy and people-friendly format.</b><p>Even the most junior of marketers …

5 Productivity Lessons Even Smart Office Workers Need to Learn | Inc.com

You work in an office. That means you have to figure out how to be productive, even if you are the founder of a company. Yet, even those who seem to have a handle on their email and get the gold star on a project need to learn a few important productivity lessons. That's because there's a tendency …

Time Management

Wireframe Basics for Beginners: An Agency Perspective

Wireframing is one of the most effective and valuable exercises during the project lifecycle. Whether you’re building a mobile application, a …

The future of color in Web design

Instead of only focusing on single hues, more projects will take on a styled color palette that mirrors popular culture. Examples include color styles that look like popular filters from the social media sharing site Instagram or colors that when combined have a vintage or period look and …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

UI Design

The future of cards in Web design

According to The Complete Guide to an Effective Card-Style Interface Design: “The best card design is simple. It also features a rich content experience. For a successful card-style project, both of these elements must be present. But there are plenty of other design techniques that can add to …