Applying Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing to User Experience

session / Hazel Jennings

As user experience designers, we’re redefining how people interact with content. What could a 1960’s counter culture novelist teach us about onboarding new users or making product decisions? Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse Five and over 25 other famous works, was a master of language and storytelling. In one of his last books, Vonnegut outlined 8 rules for creative writing–including where to start your story and the job of every sentence. Come see how the rules that Vonnegut used while sitting at a typewriter apply directly to our work as designers, researchers and writers building online experiences.

  • Find a new way to think about designing products through the lens of an iconic postmodern author.
  • See examples of uncommon ways Instagram has solved UX problems.
  • Learn how the power of storytelling can build a stronger connection between your product and the people who use it.