🎙️Why Data is a Writer’s Best Friend | Interview with Amy Johnson of IKEA
In this episode of Writers in Tech, I had the pleasure of chatting with IKEA’s Senior UX Writer Amy Johnson about smart chatbots, the magic of microcopy, and why data is a writer’s best friend.
Having excelled in print and commercial advertising, IKEA is moving in the direction of user experience. The Swedish furniture manufacturing giant is currently developing a new chatbot and reworking its design system to include a bigger focus on writing.
🙋 Maybe you’re looking for some general info on UX writing or perhaps you’d like to connect with other UX writers. Either way, check out this crowdsourced collection of 50 questions that UX writers get asked.
🗝️ Seems like years ago that we
started interviewing UX writers to better understand industry best practices for our blog. Good times indeed, but it also helped us shape the content we create for the community today.
See how it all started in this interview with Anjana Menon who has since gone on to become a writer at Spotify.
👔 Our job board has gone through its share of iterations: the original design, manually listing job posts here, creating a Facebook post with listings. But we’ve finally designed a solution that will serve the UX writing community and not take hours to organize every week.
Presenting the UX Writing Job Board 3.0. Now everyone can easily view new opportunities on our board and upload UX writing positions, all on the same page. So whether you’re hiring or just happened to have stumbled upon a killer new position that you want to share with the community, now it’s easier than ever.