UX Writing Weekly #97

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PLUS: A hobbitโ€™s journey or task flow? -
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🧙โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 havenโ€™t been disappointed by the insightful responses.


You can see and take part in the discussions in our
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WHAT'S INSIDE

Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s inside issue #97 (Sep. 16th, 2020)

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

🔍 Faced with a deluge of โ€œitโ€™s not you, itโ€™s usโ€ 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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โœ๏ธ โ€œ... the earlier a writer was involved in the design process, the better our features became.โ€

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 weโ€™ve known for a while now:

Yes, You Really Do Need a UX Writer

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🚸 Itโ€™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

🙋โ€โ™€๏ธ 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
👔 Despite the job-search woes mentioned above, there are plenty of new positions opening up all the time. So whether youโ€™re looking for work, or looking to hire, be sure to:

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