UX Writing Weekly #113

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WHAT’S INSIDE

Issue #113 (Jan. 6th, 2021)
  • The 2021 UX writing salary survey is underway! 🙋
  • UX design and writing for older adults β€” it’s not what you think 👵👴
  • IA in AI 🤖💬
  • Confirmshaming to the max 🤦


2021 UX WRITING SALARY SURVEY

🙋 Our 2021 salary survey is up and running!

We’re off to a good start with more than 400 participants already. Help us get to 2,021 by taking and sharing the survey. The results will help writers in tech around the world earn a fair salary.

2021 Writers in Tech Salary Survey || UX Writing Hub



TOP ARTICLES

👵👴 Accessibility and user-centered design are not just ethically important, they’re also good for business. Explore the myths and truths about writing microcopy for older adults.

11 Guidelines for Writing Microcopy that Helps Older Adults Use Your Product




🤖💬 Artificial Intelligence-based design may not have screens most of the time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be well-structured.

Learn why Information Architecture is still important in the world of AI in:

IA For AI: Why Chatbots Require Information Architecture




🙀 Bad design decisions can be costly, causing avoidable interaction and wasted time. Validate your solution beforehand with these 5 simple tips.

5 ways to improve your design solution before handoff



DESIGN TOOL LESSON
✏️ Looking to improve or brush up on your design tools skills? Check out the fun Figma crash course with Pablo Stanley of Sketch Together.

Credit Card Form with Auto Layout - Figma Crash Course



MICROCOPY BITE


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We’ve featured Hootsuite here in the past with some fun and well-crafted microcopy. But this time, we’ve got some confirmshaming taken to a new level. A bit over the top, no?



PORTFOLIO

🎨 James Reith is a content designer and writer who focuses on inclusive, user-centered design. Check out some great articles in his minimalist portfolio.

https://jamesreith.glitch.me




UX WRITING JOBS

👔 Here come the first new UX writing jobs of 2021, which should be a stellar year for the field.

So whether you’re looking to hire or be hired:


Sign up to our UX Writers Talent Pool. Get seen first by top tech recruiters.



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Yuval



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