Writing content and information is the most important part when creating interfaces. An interface, no matter how well-crafted it is, cannot make up for unclear, irrelevant and inaccurate writing. It is important to maintain a simple, clear, and professional tone when writing for SMU.
- Work towards a goal. Think about what you want to say and why you’re saying it. Is your writing intended to inspire, inform or persuade?
- Write clearly, simply, succinctly, and present in a structure that is easy to follow. Users should be able to understand and scan your content easily.
- Aim for Grade 12-14 in the readability assessment from the Hemingway App.