UX Writing Weekly #166

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WHAT’S INSIDE ✍️


Issue #166 (Jan 12th, 2022)
  • Writing with respect
  • Six writing rules for (not just) designers
  • Dark pattern news
  • Your hilarious new title is …



ARTICLES 📰  

🎵 R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Find out what it means … to approach your users with it. Because, as we always say, users are people and deserve to be treated respectfully. These eight rules and examples will keep you in line. (We admit this newsletter often ignores #8. 😅)

Writing with respect

📏 More rules for writing? Yep—it’s that kind of day. Whether you’re a designer who writes, new to the UX writing game, or a veteran writer, these six rules have something for everybody.

The 6 rules for effective writing every designer should know

🥖🍷 Facebook, Google: no baguettes for you! France has fined the tech giants, claiming they use dark patterns to push cookies on users. One button to accept all—but not to reject all.

France fines Google and Facebook




MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Signal is a non-profit instant messaging service. This pop-up clearly communicates a valuable feature that gives users more control. Nice one!




PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛️
Hot topics and trending posts from community members. Join the conversations below!



UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Free event: tomorrow (Jan 13th)
Last chance to sign up! Don't miss User Experience Specialist Alita Joyce.

She'll take your survey game to the next level.

How to Create Effective Online Surveys

UX Salon WORDS:
Don't miss combo deals for UX Salon WORDS 2022 - A Conference for Writers in Tech. (Mar 7th)

Group discounts, early registration discounts, 10% UXWH discounts!! This awesome event is jam packed with great speakers. Check it out!

UXWH 10% discount code: UXWritingHub10.




FUN 'N' GAMES 🎰


If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss our Writers in Tech Random Title Generator!


Kick-off 2022 with a brand-spankin’ new title, cause “UX writer/content designer” is like, so 2019. 😉

Feeling brave? Add your new title to your profile and tag us on LinkedIn! C'mon. All the cool kids are doin' it!


JOBS 👔


OK, it’s 2022—time to get back to work …


And, as always:




PORTFOLIO 🎨

Marina Posniak is a Content Strategist & UX Writer who helped create experiences at Spotify, Facebook,  and more. Her portfolio is crisp and clear.

http://www.marinaposniak.com



VOX POPULI 🗣️

Join our online communities, and take part in the discussions and debates that are shaping the field.

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See you next week!

— Written and curated by Yuval Keshtcher, Aaron Raizen, and the UX Writing Hub team —