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Stop searching for the perfect word


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What do you do, as a UX writer, when the English language fails you?

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Stop searching for the perfect word

  1. 1. β€œAsk the UX writers. They always find the right word.”
  2. 2. Sometimes there is no right word.
  3. 3. Button Verb
  4. 4. Stop searching for the perfect word
  5. 5. πŸ’ͺ 1. Find some elbow room
  6. 6. Know your components
  7. 7. Not this
  8. 8. 🎨 πŸ”„ πŸ“ Healthy design is a conversation
  9. 9. 🍫 2. Break it into chunks
  10. 10. What? Why? WTF?
  11. 11. What? Why? W TF?
  12. 12. 🌏 3. Take a step back
  13. 13. Ask the big questions β€’ What’s the user trying to accomplish? β€’ What would I expect this to look like? β€’ How else could this interaction work?
  14. 14. Are you sure? This will also delete half your files and set your system clock to military time. OK…
  15. 15. Appropriately Complicated Switch to military time? Switch Delete half your files? Delete Are you sure? Yes
  16. 16. πŸ’ͺ Find some elbow room 🍫 Break it into chunks 🌏 Take a step back
  17. 17. Let yourself be imperfect