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Title Cross-cultural technology design : creating culture-sensitive technology for local users / Huatong Sun.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 320 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford series in human-technology interaction
Oxford series in human-technology interaction.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-303) and index.
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Subject Technology -- Sociological aspects.
User-centered system design -- Cross-cultural studies.
Human-computer interaction -- Cross-cultural studies.
Information technology -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre Cross-cultural studies.
Contents Approaching culture in cross-cultural technology design -- User experience in global context -- Integrating action and meaning in cross-cultural design -- Clue as a framework for cross-cultural user experience research -- Sophie's story: new chocolate at work -- Lili's story: pure water in social network -- Brian's story: conversations carried through my fingers -- Mei's story: "idioms solitaire" between sports fans -- Emma's story: more than a nice gesture in a technology-mediated life -- Culturally localized user experience as situated and constructed -- Future directions.
Summary The demand and opportunity for cross-cultural technology design is rapidly rising due to globalization. However, all too often resulting technologies are technically usable, yet cannot be immediately put to meaningful use by users in their local, concrete contexts. Support for concrete user activities is frequently missing in design, as support for decontextualized actions is typically the focus of design. Sun examines this disconnect between action and meaning in cross-cultural technology design and presents an innovative framework, Culturally Localized User Experience (CLUE), to tackle this.
Other Title Print version: Sun, Huatong, 1973- Cross-cultural technology design. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012 9780199744763