Writing is Designing: The Fundamentals of UX Writing

with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle

April 27, 2020

  • We’re bringing UX writing experts Michael Metts and Andy Welfle to New York City in April to teach a day-long workshop. This is a great opportunity to deepen your UX writing skills and learn with peers—not to mention get away from the office.

    Who’s teaching and what they’ll cover

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    April 27

    Writing is Designing: The Fundamentals of UX Writing

    with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle
    Co-authors of Writing Is Designing
    Register

    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.

    You’ll learn how to:
    • Create clarity at key points of interaction
    • Write effective error messages that help users move forward
    • Discover and articulate voice and tone strategies for organizations
    • Research and test the words you use to make sure they achieve your goals
    • Build systems to scale your language that help increase the quality and consistency of your writing

    About the instructors

    michael metts authorMichael J. Metts helps teams build great products and services by putting people first. With a background in journalism, he frequently finds himself talking about the role words play in designing useful, usable experiences. He has given talks and taught workshops on the topic at industry conferences around the world. He lives with his wife, two children, and a very small dog just outside Chicago.

    andy welfleWhen Andy was eight, he wanted to be a poet and a paleontologist. Twenty-seven years later, he is neither, but he uses those skills in his day job as a content strategist on Adobe’s product design team — writing under huge constraints, and uncovering artifacts from big, old software interfaces. When he’s not working, he’s creating podcasts and zines about one of his favorite topics: wooden pencils. Find him in San Francisco with his wife and two large cats, or online at andy.wtf.

    Questions?

    Contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

  • What it costs

    $895 early bird pricing
    $995 after March 28

    Groups of 3 or more receive $50 off each ticket when registering as part of the same order.

    Schedule

    8:00am: Breakfast/registration
    9:00am: Workshop starts
    10:30am: Morning break
    12:00pm: Lunch
    2:30pm: Afternoon break
    5:00pm: Workshop concludes

    What you'll get

    • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks
    • Workshop slides and materials
    • Quality time with Michael and Andy
    • A free Rosenfeld Media book

    Where it happens

    FIT Dubinsky Center
    227 West 27th Street
    New York, NY 10001

Terms of Service

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