I’ve been involved in a couple of Arabic web projects recently so I thought it’d be useful to share some resources.
Special thanks to Tomasz Ronda for the academic papers.
Great overview and notes from the field from fellow Bristolian, Fergus Roche.
From the UPA, Designing an Arabic User Interface: Methods and Techniques for Bridging Cultures
There’s also a great chapter in Beyond Broders by John Yunker (p369)
Designing right to left languages from Viget.
Which are the biggest websites in Arabic? from Quora.
Showcase Of Web Design In The Arab World from our friends at Smashing Magazine.
Academic papers & research
Designing Usable Localised Websites: Differences between Western and Arab Cultures PDF
Investigating the Design of Arabic Web Interfaces Using Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions: a Case Study of Government Web Portals PDF
Arabic Interface Analysis Based on Cultural Markers PDF
Culture Reflection in Arabic Websites PDF
ADOPTING USER-CENTRED DEVELOPMENT FOR ARABIC E-COMMERCE WEBSITES PDF
CULTURAL PERCEPTION OF USER INTERFACE OF A WEBSITE: COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN LIBERAL AND PRESCRIPTIVE CULTURES (BRITISH VS. ARAB) PDF
Globally Designed: a study of international Web user experience PDF
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