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Forecasting the Future of AI and the Best of UX Writing Weekly (again…) 🦔

Issue #263 (Feb 2nd, 2024)

Forecasting the Future of AI and the Best of UX Writing Weekly (again…) 🦔

In this very special Groundhog’s Day edition of UX Writing Weekly, we’ll be revisiting some of our most successful content (you’re not imagining it…some of this has happened before) and using Phil to forecast the coming year in our field.


  • Have you taken the Salary Survey? Help us help you! Take it now 

  • The 5 most popular articles we’ve shared in the past year 📖

  • Get your FREE ticket Check out 🎟️

  • An amazing podcast episode about Content Debt 🎧

  • A corny UX writing joke 🌽

  • A forecast for the future of AI 🌡️

Articles 📰

We “burrowed” deep into the UX Writing Weekly archives and came out with the 5 most popular articles we’ve shared this past year.

Podcast 🎧

This episode of Writers in Tech happens to share a similar theme with one of our most popular articles of the year, which is learning how to kill Content Debt before it kills your product.

Community Spotlight 🔦

Just like a Groundhog, we went “digging” into the past of our Microcopy and UX Writing group on Facebook, and we came back with gold.

I love the whole exchange, but most of all, Dashiell’s nugget of truth here: “User testing reveals all.’

Keep on keeping on UX Writing community!

Microcopy 🤏

Let’s take a second to talk about the microcopy of the always-popular IMDB. 🍿

They manage to convey and organize a lot of information in a very condensed way, which is great. 

Picking a movie can be a frustrating process, and we don't want to get bogged down in reading a lot. 

I’d love to know more about the user research they did to arrive at this configuration. It simultaneously meets the needs of someone quickly trying to figure out who was in the film, where they can watch it, and if other people liked it while also allowing a true movie buff an opportunity to learn more about the film, share their opinion, and more. 

UX Humor🤣

Q: What happened when the UX writer saw his shadow?

A: He realized it would be six more weeks before he’d receive an invite to edit the Figma file.  

Events 🎟️

Our Future Proof event series is officially off and running in 2024. Jon Yablonski absolutely amazed us last week with his talk on psychology and UX.

Check out who’s joining us in the coming months and reserve your seats! 🪑

Portfolio Showcase 🖼️

It just so happens that Groundhog’s Day is one of UX Writing Hub team members’ birthday, so this week’s portfolio spotlight is on her.

Check out Megan’s portfolio. 👇

Forecasting the future of AI 🤖

There is perhaps no more trusted source of forecasting than Punxsutawney Phil 😉. So naturally, we asked him to “dig up” some predictions for the coming year in AI and UX.

We think you’ll agree; he found some pretty interesting insights.

Book Recs 📚

In the spirit of Groundhog’s Day and repeating the same thing again and again, we’ve got to make a recommendation that we’ve made once or twice 🤭before.

There is no finer intro into the world of UX Writing than that of Torrey Podmajersky’s Strategic Writing for UX.

Salary Survey 💵

Have you taken the Salary Survey yet? A few minutes of your time will help us gather information that could benefit you in the long run.

Once we have enough participants, we’ll be able to crunch the numbers and put together some data that you (and your peers) will be able to use the next time you’re negotiating your salary or on the job hunt.

UX Writing Jobs 👩‍💻

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level or senior role, we’ve got them all. We’re constantly updating the job board, so keep on checking!

That’s All For Now 👋

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Until next time👋,

Yuval Keshtcher and UXWH team