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Episode #6 - Good UX writing is boring, with Ryan Farrell

Episode #6 - Good UX writing is boring, with Ryan Farrell

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We spend so much time and effort thinking about UX writing that’s “delightful” we often miss the point: form over function. Good UX writing should be…pretty boring, actually.

That’s what i discuss in today’s episode with Ryan Farrell. Ryan is a content strategist at GoodRx, but you might very well know him as the creator of the Daily UX Writing Challenge. As of the time this episode went live, the free course had over 2200 students. That’s crazy. Crazy good.

In today’s episode, we talk about the newsletter, why Ryan created it, the skills we think are underrated in the UX writing community, and whether Neil Armstrong should have been told “good job” by his onboard computer when landing on the moon.

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BONUS EPISODE: Be a better UX writer, think like a journalist

BONUS EPISODE: Be a better UX writer, think like a journalist

Episode #5 - UX writing in the fashion industry, with Annie Adams

Episode #5 - UX writing in the fashion industry, with Annie Adams