Content design is a relatively new field, but way back in the 90s, I was trained to be a technical communicator by information designers. They approached all sorts of content, from signage to documentation, with the same user-focused approach that content designers use today.
And that’s what I do, too.
Although my background is in technical writing, I’m also a trained content designer (I completed the Content Design London training course in 2019). So I’m no stranger to the content design process or post-it notes!
The content design process isn’t much different to the process I’ve used for technical writing for my entire career. The only real differences are the more collaborative elements of pair writing and the crit. But I’m all for anything that makes the writing process easier and quicker.