UX Writing Weekly #97

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PLUS: A hobbit’s journey or task flow? -
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🧙‍♂️ Earlier this week, as part of preparations for our upcoming November UX Writing Academy Pro program, we got into a little group discussion. The question was:
what exactly are the differences between task flows and user journeys?

We decided to turn to the community to get some more opinions, and we haven’t been disappointed by the insightful responses.


You can see and take part in the discussions in our
LinkedIn and Facebook groups.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Here’s what’s inside issue #97 (Sep. 16th, 2020)

  • Finding UX writing jobs in the coronapocolypse 🔍
  • Yep, you really need a writer ✍️
  • Back-to-school time 🚸
  • A serious fail 😂
TOP ARTICLES & SITES

🔍 Faced with a deluge of β€œit’s not you, it’s us” rejections, one UX writer turned it around and landed a great job in the midst of this Corona madness. Find out how in:

Watch me, a UX writer, get a job during the coronapocalypse

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✍️ β€œ... the earlier a writer was involved in the design process, the better our features became.”

Here we are in 2020, and we still need to advocate for UX writing. The good news is, today, more and more companies realize what we’ve known for a while now:

Yes, You Really Do Need a UX Writer

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🚸 It’s back-to-school time for many around the world. But remote learning brought on by the pandemic presents us with many challenges. This article has some eye-opening perspectives on things like how the metaphors of icons are lost on children. This, and many other considerations in:

WHAT UX DESIGNERS CAN LEARN FROM CHILDREN

MICROCOPY

🙋‍♀️ Slack strikes again with microcopy suggestions for your first message in a new group. Even if I didn't use them, they still made me smile.

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PORTFOLIO
🎨 Lisa Collins is a Denver-based UX writer and cat enthusiast. Her impressive body of work includes stints at Apple, Google, and more.

https://www.workingwithlisa.com/

KICKS 'N' GIGGLES
🤦 How to react to this awesomely bad design fail:

  1. Open palm
  2. Insert face
  3. Sigh deeply

UX WRITING JOBS
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Yuval



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