Hello, first of all i am not even sure its right place to post this topic, if it’s not, please tell me kindly. So, I am a developer, freshman on Discourse, from South Korea which is in Asia, and I was really impressed on both software design but also visual design of Discourse and today I registerd as a member of the translation team and this forum.
For now, I’ve contributed on translating tasks almost but less than 10% today. After I finished this, I also want to work on enhancing the main layout design, too.
As I wish to join on it, I want to remind you that people in Asian culture has their own definition of “visually comfortable layout of community” somehow. And, that makes a difference of UX design works of a software totally and it leads to make a barrier that prevents asians against using a advanced forum software like Discourse.
the major American forum based on Japanese UX design is 4chan, and Korean actually likes more gmail-like design (All examples in korean languages but: http://gall.dcinside.com/board/lists/?id=hit , http://todayhumor.co.kr )
I really have eager to introduce modern, artistic and graceful community/forum software “discourse” to Koreans. And, I want to know if there is a solution to reduce this “UX design” gap between western and oriental. Does anyone have any idea, please? (Actually, im not talking about making a template separately for each cultures but talking about reflect this “UX gap” problem on master project.)