Translating “Design Process for Pros” (2018)

Translating “Design Process for Pros”

“Design Process for Pros” is an e-book published in 2018. Finding this e-book comprehensive, Yu Ling Chien, Gwynne Li, and I wanted to try if it could be translated collaboratively. At the event, 20 designers translated it into Mandarin Chinese and delivered their drafts by Github. We also published a vlog, polished content, and a summary page.

Worth Mentioning

* As of March 2020


  • 2 of the participants had the knowledge of version control tool: Git. The event had them experience the concept of Git by replacing sentences. I aggregated and polished the drafts after the event.
  • “Now I find translation challenging because of Mandarin Chinese literacy but English comprehension.”

    - Feedbacks from many participants

Front-End Stack

  • BootstrapLanding Page

    The design file for the page was for desktop only. I inferred from the design and created the mobile layout.

  • Gatsby.jsE-Book

    The original version used Gatsby.js. Markdown format made drafts easy to be integrated. I projected some of the drafts at the scene.