In this video, learn how to remove culturally specific language to help translation.
- Electrical plugs and outlet sockets…differ all over the world.…Two prongs or three, round or oblong.…110 volts or 220 volts.…It's just one indication that what's normal to one group…of people is strange and potentially frustrating,…or even dangerous to other groups.…If you're creating software interactions,…you're likely to come across this problem,…whether you mean to or not.…Even if you think you're just developing…for a domestic audience,…consider how many different cultures…there are in your country.…
People with different religions, customs,…even different names for the same item.…Here's an example.…This map from popvssoda.com…shows the distribution of the names…that people give to carbonated soft drinks across the USA.…See how there are strong regional differences?…Now, imagine going to a strong soda-oriented area…and asking for a pop.…So think how crazy it gets when you start…considering cultural differences from around the world.…I live in America, but I've got lots of friends in Britain.…
When I'm talking with them online,…
- Designing around human limitations
- Telling stories
- How we group the things we see
- Making standard and consistent interfaces
- Smart defaults
- Reducing system latency and communicating during delays
- Making error messages into useful dialogs
- Designing for delight
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Brains Work
2. How We See Things: Perception Principles
3. Real-World Metaphors: Physical Concepts
4. Telling a Story: Workflow Concepts
5. Communicating through the UI
6. Designing for Delight
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