Join Cory Lebson for an in-depth discussion in this video Content writing, information design, and technical communication, part of Planning a Career in User Experience.
- We are now ready to talk about…one final type of design.…The design of one of the most critical aspects…of any screen based resource.…The content and information that the resource provides.…The terms content writing and information design…may be used interchangeably.…Alternatively, you may find that content writing,…often called web writing…when talking specifically about web content,…more often carries an expectation…of the creation of words…while information design is used more generally…to refer to the creation of content…that goes beyond just the words.…
For the purposes of this video,…we will refer to everything as information design.…Information design is focused on making sure…that content can be consumed as intended.…By understanding who is going to see the content…and how they are going to use the content,…an information designer makes sure to create content…that meets these users' needs.…As an information designer,…you will need to overlay an understanding of users…with the needs of stakeholders…and produce content that is usable…
In this course, UX expert Cory Lebson breaks down the sub-disciplines of user experience (the trifecta of design, research, and strategy), so you can learn about the different jobs that align with your strengths and passions. Cory helps you understand job responsibilities as well as the benefits of working full-time for a company vs. consulting or freelancing. With his guidance, you can create a more compelling resume and portfolio package and make sure that you properly brand yourself as a UX professional.
This course offers focused career advice for job seekers, tips for recruiters and employers who want to better understand UX, and a necessary framework for grad/undergrad students exploring the next step in their career. Along the way, Cory highlights training in the library to build specific UX skills.
- What is UX?
- Should you be a UX generalist or a specialist?
- Available UX career types: design, research, and strategy
- Working in-house, consulting, or freelancing
- Telling a story with a portfolio and resume
- Working with recruiters