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I initially started my blog articles as an element of my portfolio. UX writing work is really hard to showcase, it certainly is different to visual design. But the articles are a way for me to show my thinking and what I’ve learnt.
However, it’s really nice and encouraging when you see people sharing them. Especially when those people are well-known across the industry or are people you admire.
As @dominicwarren1 explains, you can begin a project by writing a conversation between your design and your user. This exercise helps you determine what content you need in the design.— Jared Spool (@jmspool) August 7, 2019
We’ll share this great resource with @CenterCentre students.https://t.co/eYzee4CjzW
When I saw it, it’s safe to say, I was shocked. To have your work recognised and shared by someone with the influence and reach Spool does is really exciting. It’s also a great sense of validation — that proponents in the industry agree with what I think and write.
It’s also great that he’s shared it a number of times, quoting different parts of the article.
“One big area of difference between a UX writer and most other writing is how closely we work with designers.— Jared Spool (@jmspool) September 23, 2019
It doesn’t make any sense to build a service or product and then drop words into it at the very end.”
In this article, @dominicwarren1 explains how UX writers and designers benefit from working together from the beginning of a project.— Jared Spool (@jmspool) August 25, 2019
It doesn’t make sense to build a product, then try to drop content in at the end.https://t.co/eYzee4CjzW
Lauren is someone I’ve admired since I started in the industry. So to see my article listed on her newsletter is a great feeling.
Again, having your work recognised like this is wonderful. It’s one of the reasons I’m keen to share articles I like on my Twitter. I might not have as many followers as some, but it’s a way for me to say I really enjoyed the article.
I'd really recommend signing up to Ten Things. It's always full of interesting articles.
PS you can read an interview with Lauren at every word matters.