Mobile design/Language selection

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This document describes the language selection feature on mobile.

Rationale[edit]

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

User research[edit]

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 stories[edit]

  • 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 requirements[edit]

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

Project phases[edit]

Initial version completed, but more user testing necessary.

User experience[edit]

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

Mockups[edit]

Developer card wall[edit]

  • Card #111 - Initial language selector specs
  • Card #196 - Language selector UI improvements

Implementation[edit]