What is Cultural Intelligence?

Mudassir Azeemi
5 min readFeb 3, 2022

Part 1: Understanding the cultural intelligence

When I landed in the USA back in 2002, I was shocked when I saw the word "Restroom" used for "Toilet." Guess what? I was culturally shocked, and I felt I was a kind of fool or something. I felt like I don' have a "cultural sense." Just like a user who is sometimes a bit perplexed with the interface of an app and starts blaming himself, I may be dumb enough who…

Mudassir Azeemi

Finding patterns in chaos. Pioneer of Urdu language on Apple devices! UX/UI Instructor | Speaker | Design Governance Head at Ring Central | Curious