Context

Swipe gesture is very interesting gesture. It moves information in and out from the view and allows user to complete a task quickly. Mailbox app, launched in 2013 used this gesture very differently. It solved mail organization problem in a smart way. In my opinion it added a cognitive load. User must learn swipe direction […]

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Translation or Transliteration-II

In the previous post I wrote about how interesting it is, when we express the same meaning in various languages/scripts. You can find the post here. I took photograph of the restroom entrance (US and India). The reason I chose restroom entrance, as the context of the message remains the same throughout the world. Using illustrations along with the text helps to establish the meaning for a stranger (a person who […]

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Interesting!!!

Is this translation or transliteration? Yesterday I was at Chennai airport. Thats where my wife saw this signage. I find this very interesting. I can not speak, read or write Tamil. But visually looks like, for a single word toilet, Tamil language has two words. Hindi language has a single word for toilet which is प्रसाधन / शौचालय.

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