Is the global health emergency hurting your design or writing business?
Join me on Thursday, March 26th, at 4:00 p.m. GMT, for a live workshop about getting new clients using content strategy. The workshop costs $5 but you can get in for free using the coupon code: STAYATHOME.
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As the digital products we use continue to tighten their grip on our society and adversely affect our mental health, one question has become paramount: Are we doomed to digital addiction or can we break the spell and learn to live in harmony with our devices?
No one knows more about this subject than my recent guest Nir Eyal, the bestselling author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.
Nir’s expertise on both sides of the issue gives him an invaluable and compelling perspective that is not to be missed.
We covered topics such as:
Combating digital addiction and the link between product design and mental health
Staying focused when your phone is buzzing with notifications
The difference between drug dealers and designers
Promoting ethical design in your company
Why people don’t like to read digital interfaces
What industries are most infamous for having dark patterns
digital experiences be licensed
The undervalued skill of writing in tech companies
Here’s a beautiful story by one of our students, Hap Fiala, about using UX writing methodologies to facilitate
parent-child communication during a challenging medical situation. Pass the Kleenex. How UX Writing Helps Me
Talk to My Mother
years ago, the Nielsen Norman Group wrote an article about the four dimensions of tone-of-voice that laid the foundation and helped many companies define their brand voice.