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Content Design Systems

Everything you need to know about content design systems (and how they differ from content style guides)

View the original post If you write for a living, you’re most likely familiar with content style guides. If you’re a UX writer or content designer, you may also come across a full-blown content design system. What’s the difference between the two, what are the benefits of each, and which one is right for you? […]

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Content

Will Automation Replace Content Writers?

View the original post Using a GPT-2 language model, you can use a predictive text automation to basically write posts for you. Continue reading on Prototypr »

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Content research

3 Effective Methods for Content Tests (Beyond Usability Testing)

View the original post When testing content, usability often identifies the problem—without giving you much direction on how to fix it. Try a cloze test, recall-based test, or highlighter test instead. 

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Content

How to Validate Your UX Copy

View the original postKnowing how to test and measure your copy is an essential skill. After you finish writing the copy, how sure are you that your readers will understand it? Can they comprehend the message? What’s on their head when they read it? No, your other fellow writers, product managers, product designers, and your VP […]

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Content

5 content design lessons I used to train my pandemic puppy

View the original postGoldendoodle puppy, Bonzo. Some quick tips for better content (and a better-behaved puppy, too) Like so many others, I got a puppy last year. I was working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one Sunday in November my partner and I learned a local puppy needed a home. Shopify had decided to make remote-working […]

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Content

Taxonomies: Connecting Users to Content

View the original postTaxonomies may be thought of as hierarchies of categories to group and organize information to be found when browsing, or as a structured set of terms used to tag content so that it can be retrieved efficiently and accurately. Sometimes the same taxonomy may serve both purposes, and sometimes two different taxonomies […]

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Content

Navigating stakeholder relationships for UX writers and content designers

View the original post As writers, our work tends to rely heavily on the information that stakeholders give us.  I was a content strategist at Google for 6 years and my content would get bounced around from stakeholder to stakeholder to confirm details and information and make sure everything sounded correct from each angle.  My […]

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Content

The role of Content Designer

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Content UX Strategy Voice

Finding your brand voice: The content strategy growth hack

View the original postYou have to overcome uncertainty to define a voice. Why do venture-backed startups with millions in the bank flame out? One reason: they don’t establish a strategy for organic growth, which starts with finding your brand voice. Evolving or finding your brand voice can feel like an existential journey. It’s an examination of the […]

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Content

ADHD as a content design superpow… look a squirrel!

View the original postThe last episode of Writers in Tech is a bit controversial. We had a conversation about inclusive design, sexuality, ADHD, and more. I had the pleasure to chat with Danny Harrop-Griffiths, content design lead at Mojo about: The differences and similarities between writing for the government and for difficult topics such as […]