Write for Doing, Not for Reading

15 November 2017

 

15 November 2017

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

Our presenter, Elly Searle.

Our presenter, Elly Searle.

What UX designers hand off to developers always has words in it: headings, instructions, Calls-to-action (CTAs), and error messages. These words play a critical role in delivering a usable, useful, and desirable experience. Clear, thoughtful buttons, labels, and instructional wording has a lot to do with a site’s success and its customers’ satisfaction, yet few design programs teach how to write well.

In this session, Elly will take you through the fundamentals of user experience writing, complete with a chance to workshop a standard interaction, like sign up and create an account. You’ll walk away with an improved sense of how you want to talk to your user so you can better meet their needs.

Our Presenter, Elly Searle

Elly Searle is passionate about creating experiences that make users’ lives better. She’s done a little of everything, including technical support, technical writing, user research, and interaction design, and then found her calling in UX writing. Elly received her Masters from UW’s Human-Centered Design & Engineering program, and performed internships at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, and Entity Green Training in Amman. Her time at Microsoft and Nordstrom has involved solving a wide range of problems, from desktop to mobile, productivity apps to ecommerce, and power users to consumers. In her free time, she likes to run up and down mountains.

Check out Elly’s site.

Our venue, FINE

Thanks to FINE for hosting us this month! FINE is located at 1140 SW 11th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205.

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