Streetalk aims to eventually scale beyond a Chinese audience to the larger global population. Due to the short nature of this contract, we didn't have as much time to explore designs and best practice for different nationalities. Chinese has both vertical (zongpai) writing and horizontal (hengpai) writing, so we adopted a horizontal solution that would work for all left to right written languages. However, with more time I would have liked to explore how to display content for languages that exist only in a vertical fashion.
This was a learning experience over the course of the project on establishing and maintaining clear lines of communication with the stakeholders. The first few days, our team did not ask enough clarifying questions, and spent some time working in an inefficient fashion, operating on false assumptions. After realizing this mistake, we focused on improving our flow of communication. My key takeaway was that honest communication about obstacles and approaches toward solutions yielded more effective work and results for both parties.