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Day 2 - Hot stuff

Day 1 - Parlez vous anglais?


Arranging interviews with overseas Design Agencies can be tough when you don't speak the language.

This experiment aims to tackle some of the communication issues created by foreign language interactions. I'm sure I'll be developing many more ways to deal with language barriers over the next few weeks.

Solution 1: Integrating voice translation into Skype.
A simple widget that suggests what your counterpart might be saying.

Solution 2: Interactive phrase generator
Thumbing through a phrase guide can be tough under pressure. Why not drag and drop "conversation topics" together to generate a list of phrases.

Solution 3: Mobile translation and speech
Using a phrase book breaks conversational flow. Instead, a voice recognising translator built a phone could make communication more instant.

I'm on an adventure - to explore the limits of design's ability to solve social problems, big and small. To do this I attempted to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design. I also spent time with 12 of Europe's top design firms.