Deliberate Practice: UX Writing

An essential part of any digital product experience is how the words are used as part of the user experience.

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Unfortunately, it is not given much importance.

UX is not just how things work, how things look, it’s also about the writing/copy which can either enhance or make the experience terrible for the user.

Writing well keeping the end user in mind is a must-have skill as a UX Designer. As a UX Researcher, if I don’t put myself in the shoes of the user who will invariably have to read a lot of text, I will not know if any text is bothering or whether its helping (when he/she is stuck) or adding delight.

With that in mind, I am going to focus on learning about UX Writing deliberately.

Came across the below site — dailyuxwriting.com.

It may not be 14 days in absolute terms as I may not do it every day, but it does help to get one new writing challenge every day in my Inbox.

The good part is that each day they share a scenario around which the UX Writing needs to be done after all even the user will be in some context when he/she encounters any words as part of the product experience.

In some emails, they also share resources to help us understand and write.

Overall seems like a good way to get started.

Will share each Day’s challenge and my solution to it.