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Serving Others Through Writing

December 12, 2022

Serving Others Through Writing

“Wow, this made me cry in my car on lunch break. Thank you for this. I don’t feel very beautiful these days, as my medical condition is worsening. That poem is more encouraging to me than you know.” I received this message from a reader of my blog for Christian women on Instagram. I’ve never

Joy in Writing

November 27, 2022

Joy in Writing

You can hardly type fast enough as your fingers fly across the keys. Your thoughts compose sentences rapidly, and you can’t wait to get everything out on the screen. All the while, there is a big grin across your face. And when you finally sit back to read what you’ve written, you gleam with satisfaction.  

What Is Information Design?

November 19, 2022

What Is Information Design?

Every time someone asks me the classic college question, I prepare myself for their inevitable follow-up question. The conversation usually goes like this: “So, what’s your major?” “Professional Writing and Information Design,” I reply.  “Wow, that’s cool! But—what does Information Design mean?”  And it’s a valid question. Most people understand what Professional Writing is, but

User-Centered Design in Action

November 7, 2022

User-Centered Design in Action

I’m studying to be a writer, so I didn’t expect to be taking classes about audience analysis. But through a PWID class called User Experience for the Web, I grew to appreciate the importance of considering audience members when designing and creating content.  In this class, our professor, Dr. Carrington, sorted us into groups where

Creativity in PWID: Claire the Storyteller

October 12, 2022

Creativity in PWID: Claire the Storyteller

One of the definitions of the word create is “to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior…to produce through imaginative skill.” Before majoring in Professional Writing and Information Design (PWID), I thought that creativity was reserved for careers in the arts, like theater or photography. I associated creativity with fun, and

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