UX Writing Weekly #185

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘜𝘟
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WHAT’S INSIDE ✍


Issue #185 (May 25th, 2022) 

  • Storytelling in UX 

  • Zero to hired in 6 month

  • An OpenSea of cold wallets, diamond hands, and seed phrases.

  • Config 2022 event recording

ARTICLES 📰

📖 Stories are more than mere entertainment; they lie at the heart of the human experience. As such, storytelling can be a valuable tool in creating human-centric user experiences. Learn about the story triangle and the story-mountain in: 


Two Tips for Better UX Storytelling

👩‍💼 Melissa Geissinger went from zero to full-time UX writer in six months. From day 1’s enroll in a course to day 92’s build your portfolio and all the way to being hired, here’s how she did it.


Becoming A UX Writer In 6 Months

🕸️ Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, blockchains, and the Metaverse. Most people have at least a vague idea of what these mean. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll uncover a cavern of Web3.0 jargon


Web3 has a user experience problem

MICROCOPY BITE 💬

GPS app Waze usually has great copy and solid UX. But this error message is sending mixed signals. 


PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


Whether you're new to the field, an old pro, or somewhere in between, there’s something for everyone here. Join the conversations below and learn from your peers

UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Event recording:

Missed Config 2022? No worries! Here’s a recording of a great talk on design systems for writers. 


UX Writers Need Design Systems, Too!

Upcoming Event: (Free, June 16th)

UX writing isn’t just an extrovert’s game. This event will cover some of the advantages of having, or being, an introvert on the team. Still waters run deep. 


UX Writing, Introverts and Extroverts


JOBS 👔

Apalon builds digital products that people love, including apps like Clime, Weather Live, Blossom, Pixomatic, and more. Join them as a UX writer in London, NY, or remote. 


UX Writer at Apalon


Find more positions on the job board:

PORTFOLIO 🎨

Boris Hartl’s portfolio includes work as a screenwriter, journalist, and UX writer for Footlocker and other brands. Nice ideas here for structuring a wide-ranging portfolio.


https://www.boris-hartl.com/

FROM THE ARCHIVES 🗝️

About three years ago, we kicked off the Writers in Tech podcast with an interview with Oz Chen, then of Disney. Now, 70 episodes later, we’re still bringing you a range of unique voices from industry leaders. 


Hear how it all started with episode #1. 


A UX Writing Journey with Oz Chen from Disney

VOX POPULI 🗣️

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


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