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All the inspirational discourse out there — but who has got the time to be on top of everything that’s published?

Every month, I will be sharing what I am taking in as an active member of our UX community, ranging from books and magazines, podcasts and of course webinars and meetups.

This time with new category additions:

  • I pick the one and only out of my list for you,
  • I…

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Advance your vocabulary and overall design skills, build user scenarios and create context with inspiration from the design thinking How Might We, Jobs To Be Done and Behavior Driven Development.

Context is everything. Once the moment has come to show your work to peers, stakeholders or the public, you already have given the user scenarios a lot of thought. But have you really doubled down in your language? And yes, designers should care about the words in their UI as…

Aiming at full accessibility, inclusion and equity. Let us consider taking a step back and reflect on the how and why of design choices. Plus, if you are neurodiverse yourself or know someone who is, you can take the survey yourself.

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This article refers to a talk I gave at the June 2021 edition of the UX writer conference, called “Every Brain Is Different: Neurodiversity’s Significance for UX Writing and Content Design”. …

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20 per cent of humans are on neurodiversity’s spectrum, and that’s a cautious number. Many of these folks, or anyone else for that matter, do not even know why their life experience is so exhausting, leaving them anxious or depressed—online and offline.

But we can change that by making words and visuals, structures and flows more and more inclusive by design —for all the people who use it.

Anxiety makes using devices harder

Apart from the shared burden of Covid-19 and an ongoing challenge due to the pandemic, neurodivergent folks struggle even more with anxiety and depression…

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Andrew Astleford and I come up with 5 questions and 10 answers in our remote pair writing project across the pond from Germany to the US.

Q1 — Have your professional goals changed in the past three years? What have you learned about yourself as you’ve grown in the field?

A: So I’ll blow my cover. I conveniently dropped this question because I began my first UX writing job three years ago in August…

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So much inspirational discourse out there — every month, I will be sharing what I am taking in as an active member of our UX community, ranging from books and magazines, podcasts and of course webinars and meetups.

Disclaimer: I dislocated my shoulder last month, twice, in an accident and could only type with one hand or use the help of dictation. So this time, my recs will be rather a list of recommendations with not too much to read. Thank you for scrolling through them anyway.

All ears for these podcasts and recordings:

What an enlightening and heartwarming round in this episode: Educate yourself about burnout with Candi. and janeruffino in conversation with Nicole Alexandra Michaelis

So much inspirational discourse out there — if I can be of help to narrow down the options, I am happy to! Every month, I will be sharing what I am taking in as an active member of our UX community, ranging from books and magazines, podcasts and of course webinars and meetups.

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How this series came to life: I am all for easy access, such as gathering intel in one place. So when I noticed people were so happy to hear recommendations of podcasts, articles and getting inspiration out of it, I wanted to attempt a recurring format to do so.

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