This is part 2 (Listen to Ryan!)
I learn with my ears, listening to audio books and podcasts whenever I run, and twice a day on the bus to and from work. These moments are sacred. The other day my big ears listened to Writers of Silicon Valley, an all-things UX writing podcast by Patrick Stafford.
I enjoyed every second of his talk with Ryan Farrell
, content strategist at GoodRx and the creator of the Daily UX Writing Challenge
. The episode is called “Good UX writing is boring”. 👊 Make sure you listen to the whole episode, but if you’re too busy right now, here are my 3 take-aways:
- UX writing is still so new. Because of that, no one is an expert yet. Nobody can say: “This is the way to do it”. Also, it’s fascinating how many people are passionate about UX writing. And not only writers want to learn this skill! ❤️
- Good UX writing is boring. You need to put your ego aside and solve the problem. It’s not about being smart or funny. It’s not about you. The only thing you need to do is get into the head of the user. 💆🏽♂️
- Learn Sketch. Learn the software that your designers are using, so that you can work in the medium where your words will end up. Also, learn the vocabulary around code, such as strings, data types and arrays. 🤓