UX? How do you even pronounce it – „acks”? „yoo ex”? Seems a little outlandish, but could not be more ingrained in our daily lives. From a busy website you operate with a swipe of a thumb to a banking system that lets you transfer funds with a single click, UX, it seems, is not just here to stay, but may actually dominate the future of how we interact with our apps, services and websites. Let’s dive in!
Promotion? Older, dog-eat-dog style corporate culture teach you to be ruthless. Always look out for number 1 and you won’t do wrong, they say. Other, a little more mellow corporate gurus would have you network. You’d have to rub shoulders with as many influential people as you can. Do favours or help them in some way, and the next free C-suite seat is yours… Or is it?
In just a month, on June 23rd, the UK citizens will vote for or against the decision to leave the EU for good. A possible „Brexit” will sever the decades’ long connection that some see a tight leash, and others a lifeline to prosperity. Any decision will potentially have multifarious, long-ranging effects for the economy. While some say this will be ultimately good for Britain, others warn of impending doom. Who is right, then?
There’s a lot than can irk someone sat at the mind-numbingly boring office job for eight unending hours day after monotonous day. Whether it’s lack of toner in the office printer, a sandwich guy not coming to the office or a co-worker flooding your inbox with unfunny memes, every office has its fair share of annoyances and bothers. But what about those that aren’t often cited as the worst offenders – things people actually say in the office? Well, read on and find out, but beware: contents may be somewhat aggravating!
It’s no secret that to be successful globally, your product has to speak English, and speak it well. Whether it’s a humble piece of software, an app, a book, movie or a game – you have to make sure it reaches the global audience. But reaching the global consumer nowadays is no longer a guarantee that the product will be accepted and embraced, just that it will be understood. The global village speaks many tongues, and surprisingly, their importance has never been greater or more obvious than in the predominantly English-speaking Internet age. Enter localization; the solution to connecting global consumer to a local product. But what places – or, rather, cultures – should you attempt to reach in the first place? Read on to find out…