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Microsoft works with West African linguists to digitise local dialect

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Microsoft works with West African linguists to digitise local dialect

Tech giant Microsoft has joined forces with Guinean brothers Ibrahima and Abdoulaye Barry to unveil ADLaM Display, a new font available to download...
Technology : Media & Entertainment : Society
Unconditional commits to better beauty marketing

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Unconditional commits to better beauty marketing

The probiotic skincare brand is challenging the beauty sector’s negative skincare messaging in a bid to combat low self-esteem among consumers.
Beauty : Wellness : Advertising
Venus wants women to speak up about pubic hair

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Venus wants women to speak up about pubic hair

Personal care brand Gillette Venus is inviting women to reject censored language around pubic hair.
Health : Wellness : Advertising
Oxford Dictionary embraces Nigerian English words

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Oxford Dictionary embraces Nigerian English words

The Oxford English Dictionary is adding Nigerian English colloquialisms to the dictionary’s latest updates.
Society : Language : New Bricolage Living
Google’s assistant becomes multilingual

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Google’s assistant becomes multilingual

At the 2018 IFA consumer electronics show, the company announced that its virtual assistant will now include multilingual support, enabling devices...
Technology : Language : Voice Devices
At least 75% of Ukraine’s tv and radio will now be in Ukrainian

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At least 75% of Ukraine’s tv and radio will now be in Ukrainian

Ukraine – A new law will enforce a language quota on foreign tv and radio programming.
Media : Culture : Entertainment
Internet users in India are more trusting of non-English content

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Internet users in India are more trusting of non-English content

India ­– A new study shows that 88% of Indian language internet users are more likely to respond to digital ads in their local language.
Digital : Media : Advertising
The Edge on interfaces

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The Edge on interfaces

Guatemala – Accent is a new programme designed specifically for people with no prior knowledge of computer interfaces.
Microsoft : Post-language Typography : Globalisation
While you wait

Big Ideas

While you wait

Massachusetts – WaitSuite is a new series of apps designed to help users make the most of time spent waiting on technology.
The Learning Economy : Language : The Focus Filter
Breaking the language barrier

Big Ideas

Breaking the language barrier

Global – Netflix is using the power of its user base to solve its biggest obstacle to worldwide domination.
Netflix : New Bricolage Living : Workplace Futures
Anybody out there?

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Anybody out there?

London – Design firm The Partners has created an extraterrestrial brand identity for scientific research body METI International.
The Partners : Post-language Typography : Branding
Plain-language diagnosis

Big Ideas

Plain-language diagnosis

US – Healthcare platform Zocdoc is using artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose users’ symptoms faster.
Zocdoc : Healthcare : Artificial Intelligence
Dotdot

Design Directions

Dotdot

Brand consultancy Wolff Olins has created a visual identity for ZigBee Alliance’s Dotdot, a universal language for Internet of Things devices.
Wolff Olins : Branding : The Internet Of Things
Connecting the dots

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Connecting the dots

US – Wolff Olins and ZigBee Alliance have created the first open-source language for the Internet of Things.
Dotdot : Wolff Olins : Zigbee
Noto

Design Directions

Noto

The Noto Project is a collaboration between Google and Monotype that combines 800 languages in one type family.
New Bricolage Living : Google : Typography
Small World

Design Directions

Small World

The Small World pop-up restaurant by m ss ng p eces for Google was designed to appeal to culinary adventurers.
Google : Real-time Translation : Augmented Reality
Preview: Post-language Typography

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Preview: Post-language Typography

Global – The design world is drawing inspiration from bilingual environments to propose alphabets that transcend traditional type.
Typograhy : Graphics : Language
Channel your emojis

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Channel your emojis

Amsterdam – Researchers have developed an emoji-powered YouTube video search.
Emoji2Video : Tyler Schnoebelen : Search Engine
Second language

Big Ideas

Second language

New York – Language-learning app LexiCandy ‘uses pop culture as the classroom’ to immerse people in a foreign language.
Washington DC : LexiCandy : Carol Glenn
Möbius Design Studio: Visual Communication

Design Directions

Möbius Design Studio: Visual Communication

As part of a new wave of design talent across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the all-female Möbius Design Studio is paving the w...
Dubai : MENA : Graphic Design
Susan Greenfield : Anti-social Networking

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Susan Greenfield : Anti-social Networking

British scientist and writer Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE talks about anti-social networking.
Susan Greenfield : Social Networks : Internet Culture
Thinking Positive

Micro Trends

Thinking Positive

The language that beauty brands use to describe their products is changing – brands are dispensing with negative fear-based sales pitches and subst...
Language : Cosmetics : Advertising
Decanter launches China site and Asia Wine Awards

Big Ideas

Decanter launches China site and Asia Wine Awards

Decanter launches China site and Asia Wine Awards
China : Asia Wine Awards : Language
Playing catch-up on consumers' expectations

Big Ideas

Playing catch-up on consumers' expectations

Playing catch-up on consumers’ expectations
Customer Service : Play : Seattle
Bright eyes: Icon system offers solution for colourblind

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Bright eyes: Icon system offers solution for colourblind

Bright eyes: Icon system offers solution for colourblind
Maps : Access For All : Miguel Neiva
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