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Mobile revolution. Today, more than 6,000 developers descended on San Francisco’s Moscone Center for our 8th annual Google I/O, where we're sharing what we’ve been working on recently. Meet Alex Cuthbert, one of the Googlers helping us build a mobile future. #io15  

What do you do at Google?
I’m a senior UX designer for Google Translate. UX designers are often broken out by platform or device, but since Translate is everywhere we design across mobile, web, and desktop. As a UX designer, Google Translate’s mobile app provides really interesting design challenges because it involves more than one party — there’s an interactive piece. You ask a vendor “How much does this cost?” through Google Translate, but then they need to be able to respond through the same phone (while you’re still holding it). We need to figure out how to provide an intuitive experience and design for ALL parties — not just the person holding the phone. That’s what makes Translate so interesting on mobile: It’s a real-time, in-person communication solution.

What’s a cool challenge you’ve worked on?
Our Word Lens feature in our Translate mobile app translates printed text instantly and locally on your phone. For higher density text, you can touch “scan” to send the images to the cloud and back to be translated instantly. There’s a few seconds of delay as this process occurs, and initially users thought the app had stopped working. Then, we realized users had a model of a ‘scanner’ that scans the image for text, which is how they understood the app to be working. We ended up putting in the animation of a visual “scanning bar” that goes back and forth across the screen, which people then understood as the app working as intended. The phone doesn’t technically scan anything — it’s still using the process of uploading/downloading with the cloud — but it worked to get users to intuitively understand what was happening.  

What’s the coolest part of your job?
Bringing moments of delight to users. When someone realizes for the first time they can talk to someone in a new language through the phone, it’s magic. It’s like acquiring an amazing superpower or space age device. UX is all about creating those moments of delight and guiding people towards discovering all these features, and what could be cooler than designing an app like Google Translate? On a mobile phone, Translate is not just about processing raw linguistic data, it’s also about enabling live communication between two parties. We’ve moved from breaking down language barriers to giving people the ability to talk seamlessly with each other across languages.

What really delights me is reading people’s stories of how translate has improved people’s lives. That can be a grandmother in Korea talking to their grandchild in the US, it could be the husband of a Russian woman being able to talk to his mother in law at the dinner table, a firefighter using Google Translate to safely deliver the baby of a Swahili woman in Ireland. One of the best moments for me was when I took a taxi in Rio, and the driver held up a phone with the Translate app reading in English, “Is the air conditioning good and do you want water?” — that’s a moment of success!

Download Google Translate for mobile here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.translate&hl=en

Interested in working in design at Google? Check out and apply for our open jobs: https://goo.gl/mJT1hM
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There are more than 1 billion Android users today. Want your work to reach them? Join the +Android mobile team: https://goo.gl/Q5BHC7 #io15  
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What did the web do for business in 2014? We're proud that tools Googlers developed helped create $131 billion of economic activity across the US. Explore the state-by-state impact at g.co/EconomicImpact
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Our #WorkerWednesday  Spotlight today is Koichi Suematsu

Meet Koichi:

Why and when did you join the Google Code Jam Team?
I used to join programming contests (from 2000). There was a GCJ regional onsite contest in 2009, and I was asked to help out the contest.

What is your role on the Code Jam Team?
Developer of the contest system (mostly i18n) / monitor contest during online round(s).

What was the first computer you ever owned?
PC9801

What is your favorite programming language?
C++, Python

What was the first coding competition you ever competed in?
SuperCon in year 2000 (http://www.gsic.titech.ac.jp/supercon/supercon2001/)
This contest is served only in Japanese.

To learn more about Koichi, check out his G+ page: https://goo.gl/ZNeShk
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Look how far we've come since 1998.
 
“It is impossible to overestimate the importance of Sergey’s and Larry’s paper in 1998. I cannot think of any scientific paper that has had such an impact on society.” 
-  Professor Dame Wendy Hall, International World Wide Web Conference Committee Chair

Congratulations to Google founders +Larry Page and +Sergey Brin, who have received the inaugural Seoul Test-of-Time Award at the 24th International World Wide Web Conference in Florence, Italy!

In 1998, Larry and Sergey introduced Google to the world with their research paper The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine (http://goo.gl/PCPZK4), presented at the 7th World Wide Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

The award was presented on May 22, and was accepted on behalf of our founders by Google Distinguished Scientist +Andrei Broder. See the #www2015  conference announcement at http://goo.gl/A71sFt.
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I was hoping for a live stream of +Larry Page​ and +Sergey Brin​ at #www2015
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Employing emotional intelligence. The initial curriculum was developed for Google’s engineers, and it focuses on what’s happening in the brain when you’re having certain thoughts and feelings, and encourages reflection rather than reaction. Learn more about it here: http://goo.gl/IUFqpB #workwednesday  
How one of Google's original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.
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Emotional Intelligence is extremely important in healthcare - especially for those individuals who take care of patients. I became very interested in E.
I. the very first time I read about it because it seems to me that people who have a high degree of Emotional Intelligence are the very ones who make the best leaders. I actually went so far as to take the National Bar-On E.Q. Assessment test while attending ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executive's) Congress a few years ago. I was very pleased with my score and since then have read several books to increase my awareness in the areas I was not as familiar with. Daniel Goleman is of course known for his efforts in making E.I. known and the important role it plays for example when hiring key people for top leadership positions. Two other books I enjoyed and learned from include "The EQ Edge" (Stein and Book, 2006) and "Raising Your Emotional Intelligence" (Segal, 1997).
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Today, we take more photos every 2 minutes than everyone, everywhere took in the 1800s. Help our users share and save what matters. Our Google Photos team is hiring: https://goo.gl/A7cIxe #io15  
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Join the more than 2 million people watching the live stream at google.com/io. #io15  
 
And we're live at Google I/O 2015! Sundar Pichai, SVP has taken the stage and is welcoming the global developer community -- over two million people on the live stream from around the world and at the 460+ I/O Extended events in [90+] countries on [6] continents, including Mexico City, Munich and Juja, a small town outside Nairobi in Kenya home to a leading university for agriculture and technology.
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Learn more about our vision for Android and Chrome, straight from one of our engineers: http://goo.gl/h1uwBT 
The engineer in charge of Google's operating systems says they're both similar and differentand add up to an overarching vision.
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WiGig/WirelessHD in a Chromebook/tablet, plz!
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Here's just one of the big problems we're working to solve. #whatif  
 
What if we worked together to create a more accessible world for all?

Today we’re announcing $20 million in grant funding through the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. We’re challenging the thinkers, the doers, the builders to create technologies that can make a difference to the one billion people around the world living with a disability.

Together, let’s ask the right questions, find new answers, and build a better world, faster. Join us: http://get.google.com/disabilitiesimpactchallenge/
Let’s work together to help change this. The ‘Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ aims to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. Click here to take part.
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I choose the word differently abled than dis-abled 

(for example a blind person can walk with eyes closed can you :P )
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After a relaxing break, we hope you are gearing up for Round 2 next Saturday, May 30th! Need some inspiration/ extra practice for Round 2? Check out our ‪#‎CJTBT‬ from Code Jam's 2013 Round 2 problem, Multiplayer Pong @ goo.gl/p47s4R. ‪#‎CodeJam2015‬
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Halloween's so big for us, we call it Googleween and costumes are highly encouraged. Here's a look back at last fall when an entire team dressed as Waldo.  #tbt   #tbthursday  
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Very good idea,Probably a similar view may be taken for HoliDiwali celebrations for your campuses in the Indian subbcontinent, in an appropriate manner.
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