Developing International Software, Part 2

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Creating software that works—as is—for people around the world requires thoughtful design.

People speak different languages and the countries they live in standardize on different currencies, date formats—even envelope sizes. Colors have different symbolism depending on cultural norms. And to accommodate all these differences, you want to do everything you possibly can to avoid the colossal effort of redesigning and rebuilding a different edition of your software for each and every market.

This computer science course focuses on two aspects of “world-ready” design. The first is globalization: making the user experience and the code that implements it generic enough to accommodate most market differences. The second aspect is localization: customizing features for the local market. The more globalized your design, the easier it is to localize.

The course instructors include designers and programmers who have worked on gl...

Creating software that works—as is—for people around the world requires thoughtful design.

People speak different languages and the countries they live in standardize on different currencies, date formats—even envelope sizes. Colors have different symbolism depending on cultural norms. And to accommodate all these differences, you want to do everything you possibly can to avoid the colossal effort of redesigning and rebuilding a different edition of your software for each and every market.

This computer science course focuses on two aspects of “world-ready” design. The first is globalization: making the user experience and the code that implements it generic enough to accommodate most market differences. The second aspect is localization: customizing features for the local market. The more globalized your design, the easier it is to localize.

The course instructors include designers and programmers who have worked on globalization and localization of some of the world’s most successful software. They’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of creating world-ready software, and they’re here to ensure your software’s user experience is one all your customers will enjoy, regardless of where they’re from or what language they speak.

Previous programming or User Experience design experience is always helpful, but not necessary for this course. Completion of “Developing International Software” is also helpful, but not essential.

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Frank Gitter

9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 4 months ago
I had never considered UX as part of the internalization process. This course was eye opener. Design is such an important aspect and even more important for international success. Looking forward to part 3.
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David Cunnigham

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 5 months ago
I was very surprised to hear Microsoft do a course and talk a lot about Android and iOS development. Nice to see a course from a corporation not ending into a marketing course.
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Diana Ning

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
Great course. Initially I was a bit disappointed because it doesn't cover coding, but I now understand that design is as important as proper code.
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Michael Richards

1/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 6 months ago
Boring course. Other than a handful of tips this course is a promotion of Microsoft Visual Studio, nothing else. The exam questions are horrible also. My experience with non-academic courses at edX has been bad since companies like Microsoft have no experience in teaching.
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