I’m taking the Become a Better UX Writer in 15 Days Challenge
A UX writer creates copy for apps, websites, and other digital products that help users navigate the product.
UX writing is the microcopy for menus, definitions, buttons, labels, chatbots, and error messages, or the instructions to guide first-time users through a product.
I signed up to get a UX writing prompt in my inbox every weekday for 14 days—and a final full-length content challenge on day 15.
These emails are actual prompts from the largest product organizations in the world.
Why? Google, Paypal, Spotify, Amazon, Dropbox—they’re all hiring UX Writers right now. It’s a hot job. Is it a fad? Probably not, and the hiring process starts with the dreaded content challenge; random scenarios designed to test UX writing skills for the end-user.
UX writers create any text you see or hear in a user interface. Anywhere you see a user and computer come together to get something done, that’s where UX writing plays a role.
UX writing has similarities and differences from copywriting as summarized below for “Is it UX writing or copywriting?”
UX Writing Tool With Figma
Figma is a great tool for UX designers, but it also has an impressive set of features that make it ideal for UX writers.
Here are some of the perks: Figma lets you create reusable components, so you can build modular UX content that’s easy to update to help you map out your content and design a layout quickly. It has built-in libraries of symbols and components so you can find what you need quickly and easily.
Figma is an online tool teams use to design digital experiences, like apps and websites. The main features include:
Browser-based so you can just open a new tab and start designing
Multiplayer so your whole team can design and riff together.
Interactive prototypes to demonstrate how all your flows fit together.
Reusable components to keep your designs and content consistent.
Developer-friendly so they can jump in to grab the info they need to build the real thing.