John Maeda on Writing in Design

A very short Q+A with a design evangelist and leader

Jonathan Foster
Jun 27, 2019 · 4 min read
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Starting with the basic point, what role do you think writing can play in the product and customer experience?

Naturally, we’re super fascinated by the integration of writing and design, but also by the working collaboration. What could designers learn from writers and vice versa?

In a similar vein, what qualities do good design and good writing share?

How do you see the relationship between writing and design evolving over the next years?


Microsoft Design

Putting technology on a more human path, one design story…

Jonathan Foster

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I'm at Microsoft leading the Windows and Content Intelligence UX writing team. We make sure the best verbal design is in our products and UX. (views are my own)

Microsoft Design

Putting technology on a more human path, one design story at a time.

Jonathan Foster

Written by

I'm at Microsoft leading the Windows and Content Intelligence UX writing team. We make sure the best verbal design is in our products and UX. (views are my own)

Microsoft Design

Putting technology on a more human path, one design story at a time.

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