User experience (UX) writing shares many foundation skills with traditional technical writing and content strategy, but today UX writing is carving out its own space in the tech industry. Major tech employers are heavily focused on everything UX-related, including UX writing.
UX writing helps users understand how to use and interact with software products, including desktop and mobile apps, games, and even voice-activated devices. The primary goal of UX writing is to guide users to complete tasks in any digital product. UX writers are interaction designers for words.
Requirements for UX writing differ from those for traditional technical documentation, but for technical writers looking to expand our skills, this growing field might be worth exploring.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
7:00–7:15 Check-in and networking
(We’ll send you a GoToMeeting link after you register.)
STC Chapter Members and Students – FREE
Other STC Members – $5.00
Non-Members – $10.00
About the Speaker
Joe Welinske specializes in helping improve digital products and services through crafted communication. For more than 30 years, he has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the tech industry. He regularly speaks to STC chapters and served two terms as president of the Puget Sound Chapter.
Through Welinske & Associates, Joe produces the UX Writer Conference three times a year, and the next conference is online on June 8-9.
Joe is the user assistance evangelist for WritersUA and accessibility director for Blink, an evidence-driven research and design consultancy. He also serves as program manager for Blink’s ConveyUX Conference, Seattle’s annual conference for user experience professionals.
Joe has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and a master of science degree in adult instructional management from Loyola University in Chicago