Abby Aker

In my experience, a good way to grow as a designer is to apply the principles I’ve learned from product and graphic design to different areas of design. Lately I’ve been thinking about how to use writing, or more specifically, product writing, as an opportunity to look at design from a new angle and stretch my skills

As I looked for writing resources, I put together a list of the ones I found most helpful. The articles are mostly tactical, so if you working on a project that entails writing now, many of them will be immediately relevant.

Let me know if you found any of these articles useful, or if you have one to add to the list!

To structure your piece, it’s a good idea to practice writing modularly. Treat each paragraph or section as a building block. Write them individually, and build on your ideas as you go. Modular writing lets you focus on one concept at a time and reshuffle things when you need to.

Nicole Fenton & Kate Kiefer Lee (2014). Nicely Said.