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Do cultural differences affect usability?

Episode 007 -

38 minutes

Cultures differ around the world - does that mean user interfaces should differ too? We talk about how companies have failed to reach international audiences & some funny cultural blunders!

Other things we talk about:

  • Right-to-left language translation
  • Ebay’s inconsistent user interface
  • Bad product name translation fails
  • Using chip & pin and contactless payments in America
  • Andy reviews the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i, & the Sony WH-1000XM3
  • Physical shops are failing at the single advantage they have over online shops

Articles we mentioned: International Usability Testing -

Products we talked about:

  • Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Noise cancelling headphones
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones

The Unusable podcast is presented by Andrew Waite & David Ball, who discuss the importance of user experience (UX) in technology & the world around us, & talk about great design that just works - or moan about it when it doesn't.

Music is by Gold5472