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Episode archive - Writers of Silicon Valley
Episode archive - Writers of Silicon Valley
23 Mar 2021
How software will help UX writers democratize the design process - Jasper Platz, CEO of Strings
Jasper Platz, the CEO and founder of Strings, talks about democratizing the design process, what design-led product managers might look like, and why content design is getting so much attention.
8 Feb 2021
How Figma's Principal UX Writer (Chris Baty) is helping build design software that UX writers love
Figma's first UX writer (Chris Baty) talks UX writing in design tools, the future of content design, and more.
25 Nov 2020
From technical to UX writing, working at Apple, and UX writing for electric trucks - Christie Fremon (Rivian)
Christie Fremon is probably one of the most experienced UX writers in the industry. She started as a technical writer, working through companies like Yahoo and Cloud.com in the 2000s, before moving to Apple as a UI writer on iTunes, Apple Music, and then at Google.
27 Oct 2020
Going global: UX writing and content strategy outside the United States, with Mario Ferrer
Mario Ferrer was a senior UX writer at King Games, now he’s a senior UX writer at Kickstater. He’s also one of the cofounders of the UX Writers Meetup in Barcelona - and he’s perfectly placed to help us understand the UX writing community outside the United States.
13 Oct 2020
Think bigger: how UX writers can embrace content strategy, with Kristina Halvorson
This month Kristina Halvorson will launch Button - Brain Traffic’s first conference dedicated to product content strategy. In this chat, we talk about Button, why UX writers should be excited about it…but also, we pick up on something Scott Kubie and I discussed: what is the future of UX writing?
21 Sept 2020
What UX writing and content strategy get wrong (and how to get better), with Scott Kubie
We’re doing a lot of things right in content strategy and UX writing. But what are we doing wrong, and how can we fix it? Today I speak with Scott Kubie about exactly that.
5 Aug 2020
The two Stanford grads creating the ultimate UX writing software
In this episode, I speak with Jessica and Jolena about their product Ditto, what it means for UX writers and content strategists, how they developed the product, what it’s like going through the Y Combinator process, and where they want to take it.
28 Jun 2020
12 pieces of essential UX writing wisdom
I've gone through the past year's worth of episodes and I've combined what I think are among the 12 best pieces of advice for UX writers, both beginner and veteran alike.
6 May 2020
Accessibility and diversity in UX writing, with Google's Shayla Byrd
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Google? Sure you have. In today’s episode, I speak with Shayla Byrd, a UX writer at Google, about what it’s like there - and so much more.
3 Mar 2020
How to be a successful UX writer at Netflix (and anywhere), with Ben Barone-Nugent
In this conversation we cover: how does a UX writer succeed at Netflix? What are the specific design challenges you have when it comes to using words in an app like Netflix? And more!
22 Jan 2020
Episode #11 - The essential book on UX Writing, with Andy Welfle and Michael J Metts
There have been a few books on UX writing published, all of them very good, but I think this one might take the cake.
5 Jan 2020
Episode #10 - How to get hired as a UX writer in 2020, with Gordon MacRea
Are you looking for a job as a UX writer in 2020? Then no hyperbole: you need to listen to this podcast.
26 Nov 2019
Episode #9 - UX Writing at Spotify, with Tamara Hilmes
Streaming ate CDs. For good reason: streaming is better. Tamara Hilmes is one of the people making it better. She’s a UX Writing Manager at Spotify, and she and I spent some time talking about her background, what makes working at Spotify so great, and the skills she needs to succeed there.
4 Sept 2019
Episode #8 - How does UX writing work at Dropbox? UX writer + manager Angela Gorden
Dropbox is one of those fascinating companies. Steve Jobs wanted to buy it at one point. Now it's huge. HUGE. With that growth comes a need for UX writing, and that's why Angela Gorden is here today.
5 Aug 2019
Be a better UX writer, think like a journalist
Last week I gave a presentation to Content Melbourne, at General Assembly. I spoke about how journalism skills can help you as a UX writer.
20 Jul 2019
Episode #6 - Good UX writing is boring, with Ryan Farrell
Should good UX writing be “delightful” all the time? Probably not. At least, that’s what Ryan Farrell and I discuss in this episode - he’s the creator of the Daily UX Writing Challenge. We certainly had a lot to say…
26 May 2019
Episode #5 - UX writing in the fashion industry, with Annie Adams
My latest podcast features Annie Adams, a UX writer in the fashion industry. We cover best practices for testing copy, the nuances of UX writing in fashion, and much more.
19 Apr 2019
Episode #4 - How to create chatbots people actually use, with HIllary Black
The queen of chatbots, Hillary Black, VP of Strategy & Conversation Design at Black Ops, joins the podcast today. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the podcast about what UX writers need to know about this exciting field.
6 Apr 2019
Episode #3 - Kathryn Strauss, Senior UX Writer - Square
One of the great things about doing this podcast is that I get to speak with so many people who have varied and extensive backgrounds in content. Kathryn Strauss is one of those - a veteran of the industry and an expert at what she does.