Emily is a project manager interested in usability testing and the user experience.

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Subtitle Translation: Global Accessibility in 6 Easy Steps

The viewer experience is the number one priority when adding subtitles to a video. Video content is meant to be engaging, and carrying that engaging experience to other languages via subtitles requires the perfect balance of language and technical know-how.

So let’s look at how a team works together to create engaging subtitles that communicate the intended message, whether it’s for a movie, training or promotion, properly.

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Freelance Linguists: Should You Specialize, or Generalize?

Freelance Linguists: Should You Specialize, or Generalize?

As a freelancer, is it better to specialize or to be a generalist?

There is no black and white answer to that question, nor is there only one answer to it.

But before I start expressing what is only a point of view among many, please let me get something straight with that “…is it better to…” part of the question. What follows has nothing to do with “it’s better to do this or that”. Honestly, how could I ever tell anyone what’s best to do or not when there are so many interesting roads leading to Rome? So, if you don’t mind, let’s rephrase the question to a more open one.

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Usability Testing Data: Don't Limit Your Data Collection Options

Usability Testing Data: Don’t Limit Your Data Collection Options

If you’re new to usability testing, the information available can be very technical and kind of confusing. It’s hard to know what you’ll need to invest, and what you can expect to get out of it at the end. One of the most important questions to answer is: What kinds of information should you get from your testers? Here are some ideas to get you started.

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How to Motivate Usability Testers in 5 Minutes or Less

How to Motivate Usability Testers in 5 Minutes or Less

When you work with an emerging technology like speech recognition, there is lots of unknown territory. So when we executed usability testing for data collection last fall – with one thousand people in just eight weeks! – we had to make sure we provided enough guidance, but at the same time stay unobtrusive.

We also had to figure out how to motivate people quickly. Here are the most important things we learned.

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