UX Writing Weekly #113

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WHATโ€™S INSIDE

Issue #113 (Jan. 6th, 2021)
  • The 2021 UX writing salary survey is underway! 🙋
  • UX design and writing for older adults โ€” itโ€™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!

Weโ€™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, theyโ€™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 doesnโ€™t mean they donโ€™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
โœ๏ธ 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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Weโ€™ve featured Hootsuite here in the past with some fun and well-crafted microcopy. But this time, weโ€™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 youโ€™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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