UX Writing Weekly #101

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Here’s what’s inside issue #101 (Oct. 14th, 2020)
  • Work for us at the UX Writing Hub? 🙋
  • UX writing in the Supreme Court (kind of) 👩β€βš–οΈ
  • Proactive research βž•
  • A well-placed β€œWoohoo” 🗣️
👩β€βš–οΈ Throw your hands in the air, β€˜cause RBG was a legit UX writer … kind of.

The role that writing plays on the Supreme Court has some interesting parallels to UX writing.Β  From, "Get it right. Keep it tight," to "It will come out in the writing," see the connection in:

Have you heard? Notorious RBG is totally a UX writer.

β˜‘οΈ The trend continues. Facebook has decided to change the name of its Content Strategy team to Content Design. This comes on the heels of similar moves by Shopify, HubSpot, and many other top companies.

And if you’re wondering, that’s a team of 500 people.

Why We’re Moving From Content Strategy to Content Design

βž• Instead of reacting to questions that arise during the design process, veteran UXer Jared Spool offers a different approachβ€”proactive UX research that anticipates critical UX decisions.

Get out in front of your key UX decisions in:

What Proactive UX Research Looks Like


👏 A classic example of microcopy right here. Just a little text can go such a long way.

🎨 Adi Holehonnur is a software engineer turned digital experience designer who treats pixels with care.

Check out how he organizes his case studies. Good stuff.



🗣️ In the world of UX writing, this article might as well be from the age of the dinosaurs: 2013! But the lessons here about using the right word at the right time are still relevant today.

See the benefits of a well-placed β€œWoohoo” in:

Creating copy that elicits emotion and conforms to brand character



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