UX Writing Weekly #69

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📐 Yes, if you’re a UX writer, your expertise is words. But you work in a visual medium. Customers will see your words in the context of a UI design, not as lines of text on a blank screen.
That’s why you should learn How to mock up UX writing for better collaboration.
🧠 Ever wondered what made you buy that t-shirt (trousers, jacket, video game, latest gadget) you didn't need but that you suddenly and irrationally just had to have?

It's all about behavioral psychologyβ€”learn about the strategies companies use to nudge us in their direction.

🕵️ UX research is the backbone of UX writing, and there are tons of tools out there to help you. Not sure where to start looking for the tools you need? You'll find a comprehensive guide here: 43 UX research tools for optimizing your product.
📖 When setting up a 404 page, it's always a good idea to make sure it's relevant to your business/product.

The American dictionary Merriam-Webster nails their 404 page simply by doing what they do best πŸ™‚

Liz Wells is an award-winning senior user experience designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines a background in graphic design with technology and user-centered design thinking.


Back in 2017, John Saito was writing what we all were thinking: Product teams should have writers and writers deserve a seat at the table.

The industry has come a long way since then. Now, many companies are hiring writers for their product teams and this article certainly contributed to that shift in thinking. So if you’ve never read it, now’s the time: Why your design team should hire a writer.

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