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Designing with Words

How to Write for Interfaces

By Michael Metts & Andy Welfle

To be published: 2019

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.






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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Beyond buttons: Why writing is design
Chapter 2: Creating clarity: What are you designing?
Chapter 3: Error states and stress cases: The complexity of interface content
Chapter 4: Inclusivity and accessibility: Writing that works for everyone
Chapter 5: Voice: Discovering and developing identity
Chapter 6: Tone: Systems for situational awareness
Chapter 7: Strategy: Establishing principles and patterns
Chapter 8: The role: Building your practice

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