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Nov
22
comment What UI/UX patterns do not “translate” well when localized to other languages?
Well the messages we had to deal with, for example for a Saudi intranet, had to do with both English and Arabic languages. I guess with English you can be slightly tougher, but for example, I had to actually lie once (in English) and say "The system is being restructured, please try again later" for a "You do not have access to this portal. Please request access from Ebusiness," because it was requested that it be done that way from the stakeholders!
Nov
22
comment 12 hr vs 24 hr time
Like I said, I am a fan of the 24 hour clock too. But it is my experience from clients and even friends that the general web populace prefers the 12 hour mode. As we do not have more information about the target audience of the website, I'm inclined to think of a more average user base, and hence the preference of a 12 hour clock. If the website is targeting people like engineers or travelling management consultants, etc then perhaps a 24 hour clock would be more suited to them. Until then, I believe a 12 hour clock is better!
Nov
22
comment What UI/UX patterns do not “translate” well when localized to other languages?
Hi! I'm so sorry, I just saw that you asked that. Yes, culturally, saying you don't have permission to something is like belittling the person or pointing out that their level is lower than others. The message would have to be rephrased to something neutral like "This item is currently not available. Please refer to IT for more assistance." I actually was forced to almost lie in some messages by a client to do this!! Again, this is more an issue in the Arab Gulf than the rest of Arab countries as hierarchies and seniority are a lot more respected and considered there.
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