Writing is designing: Words and the user experience

By Michael Metts and Andy Welfle


I’m writing a book!

Actually, I’m co-writing a book with my friend and workshop partner, Michael Metts, for the venerable UX book/events company Rosenfeld Media. It’s called Writing Is Designing and it’s all about how to instill a strong writing practice into your design team. Well, here, check out the book synopsis:

Without words, apps would be an unusable jumble of shapes and icons, while voice interfaces and chatbots wouldn’t even exist. Words make software human-centered, and require just as much thought as the branding and code.

Learn how to use language as a design tool—from high-level messaging frameworks to tactical guidance for error states and accessibility, Designing with Words will help you think about writing for interfaces strategically, iteratively, and with the user in mind.

Go beyond writing clever copy. Start designing with words.

Read more about it here on the Rosenfeld Media website. And read more about me, freaking out about writing a book, on my blog.