Collaboration: You’re not alone (even if you sometimes wish you were)

Main-stage talk
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
3:40-4:05 p.m.
Nicollet Ballroom

Writing for product means you never work alone. Ever. Your work is intertwined with the work of a UI designer, a researcher, a product manager, an engineer and a handful of people you haven’t met yet, but who are going to email you screenshots of your designs covered in their rewrites anyway, because hey, they had eight minutes spare and thought it’d be nice to help out.

Collaboration is deeply uncomfortable—it hurts. Especially if your happy place is headphones on, eye contact avoided. But if you can’t collaborate, you will miss out on how much better it makes your products—and how much fun it can be, too. Come and hear how one UX writer pushed past the pain and learned to collaborate, with solid, practical techniques.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Solid, practical techniques for collaborating better
  • How to resolve creative conflict
  • When and how to say no to feedback
  • How to communicate with people who don’t think the way you do

Who should attend: This session will be most useful to content people who tend to be introverted souls, thrust into the loud, extroverted, bullish environment of software development.

Collaboration: You’re not alone (even if you sometimes wish you were)Rhiannon Jones

Senior UX Writer, Deliveroo

Collaboration: You’re not alone (even if you sometimes wish you were)

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