UX Writing Weekly #67

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🥄 So much of product design is about solving problems for our users. But how do we know weโ€™re โ€œsolving THE RIGHT 'IT', rather than solving IT RIGHTโ€? The Mobile Spoon has the answers in this great post about the importance of user interviews.
🔧 Hereโ€™s an awesome new Chrome extension that gives you helpful UX tips every time youโ€™ll open a new tab, courtesy of 101 UX Principles: A Definitive Design Guide.

Start your day with some UX principles! So far, I really enjoy it.



💭 Do you know how to string words together into coherent thoughts? Turns out itโ€™s not a given these days. Thatโ€™s why more and more people are realizing the importance of having dedicated writers in tech companies. Check out: Writers with a twist of tech.

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🧠 Debbie Milman is the creator of design matters and one of my favorite design evangelists. In her brilliant Ted talk, she reveals how the Homo sapiens brain is designed to perceive symbols, and how that relates to the way we perceive brands today.

Just a quick reminder about why good writers in tech are worth every penny:
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🤯 So-Hee Woo is an intern at Microsoft HoloLens and a Student at the ArtCenter College of Design. Her projects are MIND-BLOWING!

https://www.soheewoo.com/


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