The six thinking hats represent the six ways of planning thinking processes, making decisions, and categorising the best posts about UX writing.

The 30 best posts about UX writing: the six thinking hats

What is UX writing? What does a UX writer do?

A hiring manager from an international company based in Barcelona asked me these questions a few months ago.

I admit that I didn’t know the answers at the time.

That’s the reason why I decided to sign up for a UX writing course, adopt some necessary pieces of knowledge, and learn more about UX writing as a discipline.

Thanks to the course, I learned the pillars of UX writing.

However, that’s not all I know about the content that enhances the user experience.

Since I intended to keep learning after completing the course, I discovered some blogs about UX writing. All of them turned out to be very helpful because they provided me with free information about user experience writing.

Therefore, I decided to make a list of the best posts about UX writing — the posts I’ve recently discovered by applying the method of the six thinking hats.

I’m about to put on the blue hat and start with the introduction part.

Will you join me?

UX writing as the Tin Man | The Marketing of Oz

As you read this post, you might start looking for the Marketing of Oz. If so, the Tin Man from the film “The Wizard of Oz” will be accompanying you during the search to help you find it. Discover what the Marketing of Oz is and read all the posts that belong to the category “UX writing”.

The 30 best posts about UX writing: the blue hat

The six thinking hats is a method commonly used in group decision-making discussions.

However, in this post, I’ll use it for a different purpose.

The idea behind the method is to discover the different facets of REALITY, make visible the ASPECTS that may remain hidden, and facilitate the final decision-making PROCESS.

The six thinking hats, Wikipedia

My goal is to discover the different facets of UX WRITING, make visible the BENEFITS that may remain hidden, and facilitate the DECISION of hiring a UX writer.

Now that you know what my goal is, let’s see what each of the six hats represents:

  • The blue hat organises the rest. It introduces the order, and provide us with a so-called big picture. I’m wearing it right now.
  • Facts and data (the white hat) – In these posts is explained what UX writing is.
  • Feelings and emotions (the red hat) – The authors of these posts associate UX writing with specific values, feelings, and intuition.
  • Negative approach (the black hat) – This group of posts warns us of the “dangers” related to UX writing.
  • Positive approach (the yellow hat) – These posts help us discover the benefits of UX writing.
  • New ideas (the green hat) – The last group of posts focuses on the connection between UX writing and creativity.

What UX writing is: the white hat

Three posts in English that answer the question about what UX writing is:

Three posts in Spanish that answer the question about what UX writing is:

The characteristics of UX writing: the red hat

Three posts in English that explain the characteristics of UX writing:

Three posts in Spanish that explain the characteristics of UX writing:

The negative aspects of UX writing: the black hat

Three posts in English that focus on issues, failures, and harmful practices related to UX writing:

  • No Good, Very Bad UX Writing Mistakes – The author of this post considers that a not-so-appropriate interaction with a user represents a missed opportunity. Therefore, he warns us of ten ways to fail in communication with the users.
  • Thank you, lorem ipsum – Despite being perceived as a glitch, the lorem ipsum text actually encourages UX writers’ creativity.
  • Stop Rewriting My UX Copy – Many UX writers suffer when clients simply change their copy, instead of providing feedback that would help them understand the errors. The author of this post offers some guidelines to prevent this situation from happening.

The benefits of UX writing: the yellow hat

Three posts in English that reveal the benefits of UX writing:

Three posts in Spanish that reveal the benefits of UX writing:

Creativity and UX writing: the green hat

Three posts in English that focus on creativity, imagination, and UX writing:

Three posts in Spanish that focus on creativity, imagination, and UX writing:

The best posts about UX writing

Before finishing the post, I would like to emphasize that, although mathematics isn’t one of my strengths, I’m still aware that three texts are missing to complete the list of the 30 best posts about UX writing.

The missing ones are the posts in Spanish about issues, failures, and harmful practices related to UX writing.

However, I couldn’t find those three posts.

Maybe I wasn’t searching correctly. Or UX writing in Spanish doesn’t fail at all?

Either way, I’ll keep this in mind for the following blog posts.

Until then, I invite you to put one of the six thinking hats on and make a comment.

The colour of the hat doesn’t matter. Your opinion does.

A Writing-Friendly Question: Do you know an example of a failure or harmful practice related to UX writing?

My name is Stasa Durdic, and I work as a UX writer. Both when I work and in my spare time, I enjoy wearing the six thinking hats, especially the green one. If you would like to know more about me, please read my story or visit my LinkedIn profile. On the other hand, in case you want to get in touch with me, I’ll be happy to offer you my help with UX writing.

From NO to YES, there is only one CLICK. Please share this text.

Categories: UX writing

3 Comments

delighted · 07/06/2020 at 21:33

Ꮃһen I originaⅼly commented Ӏ appear to have clickеd on the -Notify mе when new comments
are added- checkbоx and from now on whenever a comment is added I receivе four emails with the same comment.
Is there a way yоᥙ are able to remove me from tһat servіce?

Thank yߋu!

    Stasa Durdic · 08/06/2020 at 10:22

    Hello there,

    No problems, I’ll do my best do deactivate the option on my own. However, if you keep receiving the notifications, please contact me again, and I’ll ask someone to give me a hand with this issue.

    Thanks for the comment,

    Stasa

Comments are closed.