Foundations of UX Writing


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Flexible, Evenings
  • Cost : $1,039

Next Start Date:

January 11, 2024

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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.

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

See Requirements


  • 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


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.

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After successfully completing this course, you can claim a digital achievement badge that can be shared on LinkedIn and other social media sites. Learn more about digital badges.


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Learning Formats

Online, Group-Paced

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your course with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. This course is 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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, Group-Paced

This course is offered 100% online and runs from March 28, 2024, to May 30, 2024.


Meet your instructor

Megan Leney

Senior UX Writer II, The Trade Desk


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

Online With Real-Time Meetings


Meet your instructor


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

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