I compared embedded notifications and portals with Release Notes publications from Miro, Adobe XD, Google-Firebase, Microsoft Office Updates, Oracle Database, and Google Cloud.
Based on UX Writers' best practices, I suggested adopting the use of Flesch Kincaid Reading Score. To avoid giving a sense that people can't understand our content without higher education, I also suggested keeping this readability level as a definition only for our Design team.
We established the use of Plan Language guides to achieving clear and easy-to-understand language. Our objective is for our users to understand our in-product and release notes content the first time they read it.
Content Taxonomy: I reorganized all content to make it easy to find. Grouped by Module to facilitate searching, so the user would identify what features matter to them.
Color for Types: We performed accessibility analysis to identify colors that would appropriately differentiate bug Fixes from product enhancements as New features.