UX Writing Weekly #172

When UX and documentation teams work together
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Just missed 22/2/22 by a day! Oh well, maybe next time … 

WHAT’S INSIDE ✍


Issue #172 (Feb 23rd, 2022)

  • UX and technical writers: unite!

  • Eudaimonistic-centered design

  • Check your undies for a UX lesson

  • The perfect paragraph game

ARTICLES 📰

🤝 As our 2022 salary survey is showing us, there are many types of writers working in tech companies. So it should come as no surprise that different writing roles often have to join forces. Here are six reasons why UX and documentation teams are stronger together. 


When UX writers and technical writers unite, content thrives

🏛 User-centered design: it’s a no-brainer, right? But what if we can take it one step further and consider the user’s well-being? Dust off your Greek dictionary and get philosophical. 


Eudaimonistic-centered design

🩲 UX writing lessons can pop up anywhere—even when you’re just tryin’ to buy some new undies. See how one lousy error message inspired a rewrite


So I went to buy some underwear… a UX story

MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Thanks, Zoom, for the handy microcopy here. 

PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


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JOBS 👔


That which we call a writer in tech, by any other word, would still … work in one of these awesome companies!


UX Writer, Studio @ Spotify in NYC


Content Designer @ Fortris in Málaga, Spain (remote)


Senior Content Strategist / UX Writer @ CVS Health in Boston (remote flexible)


Not what you’re looking for? Check the full job board: 

PORTFOLIO 🎨


Are you a senior-level writer looking for a different approach to your portfolio? Darci Groves divides her work into writing and leading. Very effective. 


https://www.darcigroves.com/3726547-work

GAME TIME 🎮

Think you know a thing or two about line height and font size? Tweak the settings and try to create the perfect paragraph. It’s harder than it sounds!

https://betterwebtype.com/triangle/

VOX POPULI 🗣️


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See you next week!


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