Foundations of UX Writing

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $999

Next Start Date:

January 12, 2022

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


Every time you use an app or visit a website, you’re interacting with user experience (UX) writing. Yet you probably don't even realize it. That’s a sign of good UX writing — it’s invisible to the user. UX writers ensure that products and services are intuitive and easy to navigate. And as companies from established tech giants to small startups continually launch new products, UX writers are one of today’s most in-demand careers.

In this foundational course, you’ll learn what UX writing is (and isn’t) and how to write clear and precise copy that creates a great user experience. You’ll explore how language, user research and design come together in UX writing. And we’ll discuss how UX writers collaborate with other members of the product design team.

DESIGNED FOR

Journalists, copywriters, marketing specialists, designers, product managers, and other professionals who want to create better user experiences or enter the UX writing field.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to write human-centered copy and place users at the core of your work
  • How to determine the voice and tone of content to meet the needs of the user and the organization
  • How to write inclusive, accessible and appropriate content for experiences, using tools of the trade
  • How to plan to measure successful writing outcomes

GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

You’ll produce several original pieces that feature copy writing, design documents, wireframes and templates, which you can add to your portfolio to showcase your UX writing skills.

Program Overview

To earn the Certificate in Writing, you need to complete three courses in two years or less.

 

You should register for all courses individually; there is no application process for the certificate program.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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Meet your instructors

Torrey Podmajersky

Staff UX Writer, Google

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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