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Panel: Why UX Writers Need a “Seat at the Table”—And How to Get One - UX Salon WORDS 2020 - June 22-24, 2020
Senior UX Writer, LinkedIn

Matt Hayes

Matt Hayes is a UX writer and content strategist, currently a part of the growing team at LinkedIn. Previously he‘s worked on a variety of projects from website redesigns to chatbot mapping at Deloitte’s digital design studio. He comes from a long history in the outdoor sports world and is passionate about social equity and environmental sustainability.

UX Salon WORDS Talk

Panel Discussion: Why UX Writers Need a “Seat at the Table”—And How to Get One

Every UX writer knows the importance of being included in a project right from the start. However, in many companies, this doesn’t always happen. Sometimes it’s because product and designer partners think they don’t need a writer until the designs and the strategy are done. Or partners simply forget to include their writer until it’s too late. Either way, every project suffers when UX writers are pulled in too late. The writers feel very frustrated and the projects aren’t as good as they could have been.

Simply stated, UX writing is a complex discipline that requires a seat at the table from the very beginning of a project. But many writers are at a loss as to how to get that seat. Join PayPal leaders Jessica Pease and Michelle Savage as they lead a panel discussion on why being involved early is so important and how you can get creative about making sure it happens. You’ll leave with strategies to starting pulling up that chair—or maybe even create your own table.