Fantastic! We’d love to help you with that. Have a read through the following information, which will give you the best chance at getting your article published.
What is UX Mastery?
Our mission is to help people design with soul. We use this website as a platform to:
- encourage empathy for users
- teach how to create interfaces with personality
- champion projects with purpose
That means we cover pretty much everything under the UX umbrella—usability, user interface design, interaction design, design thinking, and more. Oh, and we love sketchnoting (and so do our readers).
UX Mastery hasn’t been live for long, but it’s already getting a ton of traffic and we’re excited about where it’s headed.
Who is behind UX Mastery?
UX Mastery is run by two freelance UX Designers, Luke Chambers and Matthew Magain. Between us, we have over 20 years of experience in web and mobile projects, for brands such as Australia Post, MYOB, and the Pearson Education Group.
We’re also the guys behind last year’s popular UX advent calendar, UXmas, along with our friends from Thirst Studios. And Matt spent a few years editing books and articles for SitePoint, so he has a lot of experience in crafting and shaping content. Your words are in good hands!
What are we looking for?
For the time being, we’re focussed on publishing the following types of articles:
- How-to Guides: tutorials and tips on using a specific technique or solve a specific type of problem. Ideally we’d love to publish several articles about every single technique listed on our Techniques Bank. If there are any techniques on this list that you’d like to tackle, that would be a great starting point.
- Case studies: profiles of a project before and after, and the measurable difference UX made. There will always be a place for championing and justifying UX, so the more real case studies we publish to help our readers make a business case for prioritising UX, the better for everyone.
That said, if your idea isn’t one of the above but you still think it would be a killer article, you’re welcome to send it through. We may agree with you and decide to publish it anyway.
What’s in it for you?
We’re currently not in a position to pay our authors. Not yet, anyway, although we hope that will change down the track.
However, our authors do benefit from the exposure that comes with being published on uxmastery.com. You’re welcome to include some links in your author profile to your personal site or portfolio, and who knows what opportunities may arise from that? We’d also hope that you’d find value in sharing your experience with the community—having a platform to teach the next generation of UX designers is often the biggest motivation that people write for us.
We’ll create a sketch to accompany your article, and will edit it to fit the UX Mastery tone, but you’ll retain the copyright to your article. We ask that you grant us an exclusive license to publish it—we’re possibly getting ahead of ourselves here, but if we decide one day that we might like to package your article up into an ebook for sale or something, we’ll touch base with you then and negotiate something that’s fair for everyone.
OK, I’m in! What next?
If this is your first time here, spend a few minutes browsing the archives. Here are some of the articles of which we’re rather proud:
- How To Get Started In UX Design
- How To Estimate a UX Project
- How to Conduct A Content Audit
- 10 Lessons The Blues Brothers Can Teach Us About UX
- Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes
If you’ve read all of that and are still keen to write for us, your next step is to send us a summary of your article using the form below. This should just be a paragraph—we don’t want you to labour for days on creating a finished masterpiece, only to find out that we’re not interested. Let’s check that we’re on the same page before you invest a ton of time.
We look forward to working with you.
Submit your article summary