Design: Writing User-Interface Text

UXmatters has published 19 articles on the topic Writing User-Interface Text.

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  1. The Power of Textual Content in UX Design

    March 18, 2024

    Digital experiences get better through user-centric design. Among the various elements that contribute to a seamless user experience, do not underestimate the role of textual content. When you use text strategically, it can improve the brand value of a product, Web site, or application whether by guiding users, conveying information, or establishing a meaningful connection with customers.

    In this article, I’ll describe the art of harnessing the potential power of textual content in UX design to create compelling, memorable Web pages.

    The Psychology of Content Consumption

    Understanding how users process and interact with textual content is a crucial aspect of effective UX design. Textual content is the primary means of communicating with your users through a product or service. If text fails to engage users or convey the right messages, the entire user experience can suffer. Read More

  2. Avoid Being Embarrassed by Your Error Messages

    Good Questions

    Asking and answering users' questions

    A column by Caroline Jarrett
    August 9, 2010

    Put a person and a computer together, and you have the possibility of an error. Put two computers together: more possibilities for error. People make mistakes and computers do unexpected things. We try to design out the errors as much as possible, but inevitably, we end up dealing with error messages. It’s easy to find plenty of recommendations about creating error messages. For example, Rhonda Bracey gave this succinct advice in her UXmatters article “Reviewing User Interfaces”:

    “Good error messages tell users what went wrong—and possibly why—provide one or more solutions for fixing the error, and offer a set of buttons that relate directly to the next action a user should take.”—Rhonda Bracey

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  3. The Importance of UX Writing

    Business of Design

    Learnings from design projects

    A column by Manik Arora
    August 2, 2021

    UX design is a complex field that encompasses myriad disciplines, including information architecture, interaction design, user-interface design, user research, usability testing, and more. UX professionals working in each specialty must work in concert together to provide a user experience that is as enjoyable for users and as seamless as possible.

    One of the most important, but often overlooked aspects of UX design is UX writing. In this article, I’ll discuss the significance of UX writing and share some design strategies for improving UX writing that I’ve personally implemented in my designs, helping users to successfully achieve their goals. Read More

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