Observe members of the Japan club and other related organizations/classes for hints at what kinds of language tools they use and what features are most appreciated in those tools.
Here is a brainstorming outline:
-Non Native Members
-Input and display options
-Ease of use
-School issued book
-Doesn't speak Japanese
Other observations could include a breakdown of gender, race, religion, income bracket, and political outlooks. More than likely, I'll stick to gender and tool usage.
So far, it's just me doing this ethnography but others are welcome to join.
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