Fil Sapienza

Chinese, Latino user studies

Those people working with Chinese, Chinese-American, and/or Latino web users may take interest in a couple of recent studies that connect Geert Hofstedeā€™s cultural dimensions to multi-ethnic web usability among these groups:

Usability for Latinos - -

16 Nov 2009 - 10:04am
Todd Holmberg

Inline audio and text translations

Hello, everyone. Thanks for the constant stream of useful information.
I've lurked and learned from this list for a while. It's great.

Has anyone seen/built an interface for presenting inline audio
translations of journal or magazine articles? A customer would like
to include translations for small blocks of an article. The blocks
will be of an arbitrary length. Each block would have a corresponding
Spanish and Chinese translation of the original English text. Their
idea is to include an icon at the end of each block that will play an
audio translation of that block.

10 Jun 2009 - 9:51am
7 years ago
3 replies

Language picker examples

Hi all,

I'm new to building internationalized web sites, and so I'm looking
at design patterns for language pickers.

Have you seen any good ones? Much appreciated. Thanks!

Jason R.

Jason Robb

29 Jan 2009 - 12:58am
7 years ago
3 replies
Harikrishna VP

Internationalization Guideline Resource

Group, where can i find online literature on Internationalization, which
talks about practical examples and guidelines.

Warm Regards,
Harikrishna VP,
Senior User Experience Designer | Usability Engineering Team
Technology Competence and Consulting | IBS Software Services
IBS Software Services


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29 Dec 2008 - 10:00pm
7 years ago
27 replies
White, Jeff

Forms - selecting a country

There have been previous discussions on this topic, one here:

But they haven't really focused on what I'm after: your favorite examples
for having a person specify what country they live in, in the context of a
web form. Anyone come across a particularly effective way of collecting this
information recently (including consideration for accessibility)? Bonus
points if it does not involve a gigantic dropdown with ~ 195 countries in

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