UX Writing Weekly #181

A UX case study of potential changes
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A little bird told us that there's going to be a fun UX writing sync on Twitter Space, Wed. May 4th.

Set a reminder for this live audio conversation. 

WHAT’S INSIDE ✍


Issue #181 (Apr 27th, 2022)

  • The UX of Elon’s Twitter

  • Ambient computing 

  • A UX writer walks into a bar … 

  • Password strength microcopy

ARTICLES 📰

🐦 It’s official: Elon Musk is taking over Twitter. So what’s in store? This case study explores potential changes to the platform’s UX stemming from anti-viral notices, an open-sourced algorithm, transparency, and more. 


Elon's Twitter: a UX theory

🤯 Finally got your head wrapped around NFTs, Web3, and the Metaverse? Then say hello to ambient computing! The internet is all around us …


It’s 2022: PMs and designers should be talking about ambient computing


🎤 Check, one, two. Is this thing on? Here are a few UX writing lessons taken from stand-up comedy’s playbook. From anamnesis to therapeutic humor.


How can stand-up comedians help designers write better UX Copy?


MICROCOPY BITE 💬

A new microcopy spin on password strength feedback from Column Bank. Thanks to microcopy patterns for the find.



PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


Hot topics and trending posts from community members. Join the conversations below!

UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Podcast:

HelloFresh UX Writer and UXWA alum Emerson Schroeter talks about the path from content to UX writing, the accompanying change to the writing process, when and how to talk about gender, and more.


How to become an inclusive UX writer with Emerson Schroeter @ HelloFresh


Workshop:

New to UX writing? Join our upcoming workshop together with Smashing Magazine! Four live sessions will cover UX writing basics between May 18–26.


The Fundamentals of UX Writing Workshop


Figma event:

Lots of "Figma for UX writers" content at the upcoming Config. Registration is free!

JOBS 👔

Lots of new positions this week so dust off that resume.

And as always:

PORTFOLIO 🎨

Liz Pfeffer has more than a super cool last name—she also has a killer portfolio with projects from Google, YouTube, and even from back in her public radio producer days. 


http://lizpfeffer.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 —