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Mobile design/Language selection

This document describes the language selection feature on mobile.

RationaleEdit

Language selection is important for letting readers take advantage of the over 280 languages in which our content is written.

User researchEdit

User testing has shown that readers have a hard time finding the language selection feature when it's presented in a menu or navigation system; many of them scroll to the bottom of the article to find language selection.

User storiesEdit

  • As a reader, I want to be able to switch to a different language version of an article and read it in the language of my choice.

Design requirementsEdit

  • Create a language selection feature that is discoverable
  • Allow users to browse through/search long language lists to find their language of choice

Project phasesEdit

Initial version completed, but more user testing necessary.

User experienceEdit

Flow
  1. User is reading an article
  2. User taps "Read this article in another language" section
  3. User is taken to a language selection feature through which she can scroll and/or search

MockupsEdit

Developer card wallEdit

ImplementationEdit