Podcast 39: UX Writing – What do I need to know?

In Episode 39 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at UX writing: What is it? The purpose of UI Deliverables Boundaries with other professions How it differs from technical communication Planning Roles The design process Copy-first UX writing What does this mean for technical communicators? Training courses in UX writing

Help us develop a new UX UI microcopy writing course

A while back, we asked for feedback on technical copywriting course outline we’re putting together. A common comment was that people wanted to learn about UX UI microcopy writing. So we’ve started work on putting together the slides for a new elearning course on UX UI microcopy writing. Again, we’d like your feedback on the… Read more »

Writing for User Interfaces Style Guide

The Government Digital Service has published an interesting guide on writing copy for User Interfaces and transactional interfaces: Writing for user interfaces It provides some good advice, and it’s consistent with the advice provided by other organisations, such as Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Reducing app abandonment

At the UAEurope 12 conference, SAP’s Keren Okman quoted a shocking statistic: that the average mobile or tablet app* is used an average of just 3-4 times by a user. The issue of “app abandonment” is one that is likely to be of greater concern for software developers in the future, as they invest ever… Read more »

Introducing the Head Up Display. Say hello to the future of the menu

The Ubuntu operating system is to replace its application menus with a  “head-up display” (HUD) box. According to Mark Shuttleworth, Lead design and product strategy person at the company behind Ubuntu: We can search through everything we know about the menu, including descriptive help text, so pretty soon you will be able to find a… Read more »