UX Writing Weekly #176

๐˜Š๐˜Ÿ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜Ÿ, ๐˜Œ๐˜Ÿ, ๐˜”๐˜Ÿ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”
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"Where flowers bloom, so does hope." โ€” Lady Bird Johnson


Happy spring! 🌻🌷🌱

WHATโ€™S INSIDE โœ


Issue #176 (Mar 23rd, 2022) 

  • What do we mean when we say "user"? 

  • Design thinking to design your team

  • Six reasons to learn UX writing

  • Super handy content strategy framework

ARTICLES 📰

โ”โŽ UX = user experience. Easy peasy. But what about CX, AX, EX, and MX? Do we need all those Xs, or should we dial back the jargon and stick with whatโ€™s already in use? And is the term "user" really problematic


4 Xs that arenโ€™t U

👜 Learn how using design methodologies helped shift one content design teamโ€™s approach to collaboration at a fashion e-commerce.


How do you design a content design team?

👩โ€🎓 New to the field? Still on the fence about whether UX writing is right for you?

Here are 6 Reasons to Learn UX Writing in 2022, along with a list of Transferable Skills by Career.

MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Effectively terse copy in this Gmail pop-up. Itโ€™s never been harder to click "No thanks." 

And notice the subtle use of sentence vs. title case on the buttons for extra emphasis on the primary CTA.


Donate Now if youโ€™re able 🇺🇦


PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


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UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Workshop:

Weโ€™re super happy to announce an upcoming workshop together with Smashing Magazine! Four live sessions will cover UX writing basics between May 18โ€“26.


The Fundamentals of UX Writing Workshop

UX WRITING ACCELERATOR 🚀

Does your company need help establishing a UX writing/content design practice?

Have a copy or content problem you need a writer to solve?


Join our UXWA accelerator program and work with our talented UX Writing Academy students. 

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JOBS 👔

SimplePractice is in search of a content design manager whoโ€™s not afraid to get their hands dirty. Santa Monica, California (open to Remote)


As a UX writer for the One Rocket Platform team, youโ€™ll create content that guides users through digital product experiences. Remote position.


PORTFOLIO 🎨

This week, weโ€™ve got a tour of the platforms where you should (or shouldnโ€™t) host your UX portfolio.


Where (not) to host your portfolio


HANDY RESOURCE 💡

Wonderful content strategy framework focused on goals, messages, and branding. Bookmark this one!


Tiny Content Framework


VOX POPULI 🗣๏ธ

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


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