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  • Considerations and constraints when designing Outlook Plugins

    Domain: Private Equity
    Use-case: Note taking, relationship management

    • Similar to that of Mobile
    • The canvas
    • Not everything can be customized
    • Variations based on platform
    • Font scaling issues

  • Complexity – Tresler – Enterprise

  • TikTok was a canteen; Instagram is a café

    How the ban of TikTok and launch of Instagram Reels in India with restrictions and biases lead to exclusion of tier 3 and tier 4 city users mostly lower castes.

    Read more at the link

  • Portfolios are part time jobs

    Image of Calendar reminder about work

    Excludes people with less time




    Companies : Show Me your Portfolio
    Also Companies: Here is your NDA.

  • On using flags to represent languages

    Recently, i came across this new website of RockyLinux which is a successor of CentOS as CentOS was killed by RedHat and people wanted a similar operating system that they could rely on.

    One of the former founders of CentOS took on the task of creating the variant of CentOS that people would make together and want.

    They also setup a site to communicate the projects vision and clarity. Being a global community project, it was obvious to have make the website multilingual. A contributor in the Github repo made a contribution to show the multiple languages by referring to the flags.

    While all this sounds great, another contributor pointed out that using flags for represent languages is not good and in can be offensive as well. He also posted a link to

    Flags are not languages is a website by James Offer a UX Designer who has worked extensively on multilingual software. That’s where he shares the learning’s about designing multi-lingual experiences.

    Throughout my design career i never had this consideration that representing languages by flags is not just incorrect but also could be offensive.

    Some of the important reasons are that nations do not equal to languages.

    1. People residing in another country could know other languages that they prefer over other language.
    2. A country may have more than one language that a flag can represent. E.g. India where more than 25 recognized languages are there.
    3. you can read up more in the link that i have posted above.

    As a learning, it is good to use explicit languages instead of country flags. Some other alternatives are also suggested