2022 has been quite the ride:
Big tech companies got fined for dark patterns (Facebook/Google, Epic Games)
The James Webb telescope brought us both stunning images and alt texts
Large-scale layoffs in tech
Adobe bought Figma and we all freaked out (but so far the only change is fonts)
Elon Musk bought Twitter and it’s been a spectacular train wreck
We contemplated developments in AI and the coming robopocalypse
So what’s in store for 2023? Who knows—maybe it’ll bring us some chill 2015 vibes.
Issue #216 (Dec 28th, 2022)
Soft skills for UX writers
The business of UX writing
Creating a "content kit"
This week in AI
🤝 Head of UX Writing Jenni Nadler leads a team of 65 UX writers at Wix. Now, she’s sharing her top five tips for newbies, and they’re all about those ever-important soft skills.
This is a must-read article full of sage wisdom and actionable advice. Don’t miss it!
More Than Words: 5 Soft Skills Every UX Writer Needs
❌ See how one team turned an error message project into a "content kit" that became a part of their design system.
From an error message project to our content design system
🔥 So what’s on the UX horizon for 2023? The UX Collective released its 9th edition of The State of UX report. Change is coming.
The State of UX in 2023
Nice one, Figma.
Community answers to trending topics. Join the conversations below.
Yael Ben-David took it upon herself to answer one of the most important questions in our field: how can we show the value of UX writing?
In this episode of Writers in Tech, Yael talks about some of the key principles from her new book, including:
How to measure the success of UX writing
Her framework to set goals and find solutions
The increasing demand for specialized UX writers
The Business of UX Writing with Yael Ben-David
Senior Content Designer/UX Writer Lavanyasree S just moved to Sydney. Check out her portfolio with examples of her work at Zoho.
Quick, quick! While everybody else is snoozing this week, grab one of these hot new job openings.
CrowdStrike needs an experienced UX Writer who is eager to dive deep into the topic of Data Security and Data Protection.
(Remote UK or Ireland)
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It isn’t just your nerdy coworkers who are gushing over ChatGTP. Here are some GTP use cases that major tech companies are exploring.
Insane! GPT-3 use case examples
Need some UI inspiration? Here’s a handy list of 15 sites.
Stop using Dribbble & Behance to find design inspiration. Use these websites instead.
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