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Conversational UI Language Design at LocWorld35

Conversational UI localization and language design skills are central to a great user experience. CUI means we moved from a "user"-centric concept of design to a human-centric one. After all, what could be more "natural" that talking to a computer? Both humans and computers "converse" in dialog, and it's the language design knowledge for such a conversation that's critical to delivering a natural, human-like interaction between the two.

Visual Composer makes Citizen Developer a Citoyen du Monde

Interesting to see that Facebook has announced the launch of a multilingual composer tool that enables users to post their status updates in different...

Is Your Development Relations Effort Global?

Just back from a very successful visit to Beijing and Singapore where I delivered PaaS for SaaS enablement to local Oracle partners. Oracle Applications User Experience partner enablement is...

How Well Do You Know Your Local User? Take A Walk (or Run) In Their Shoes

How well do you know the local market? What assumptions do you operate on? Well, take a look at this post "Design Time @...

Augmented Reality Translation and Wearables: Sit Up and Take Notice

About three years ago on Blogos, I wrote about the Visual Quest Word Lens app. I wrote that "there was a lot more than...

Icons: Global UX Considerations Revisited and Translators without Borders

I previously raised the issue of how context of use influences our perceptions of icons, and how globalization "best practices" and guidance about icons...

Translation and UX Working Together: Oracle Mobile Applications Example

I've previously written a takeaway article for Multilingual decrying the lack of a clear user experience (UX) focus to the general globalization, internationalization, localization...

How to Use the HTML5 Translate Attribute: A Translatability Best Practice

HTML5 introduces a translate attribute that allows fine-grained control over what content should be translated, or not. Richard Ishida of the W3C has all...

Who is the Language Industry's Chocolate Apple? Comics, Technology, and Culture

I've previously written about the uptake of the comic form in technical communications and some of the translation and cultural challenges. As part of Oracle's...