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Title: Handling cultural factors in human-computer interaction
Author: Bourges-Waldegg, Paula
ISNI:       0000 0001 3472 3467
Awarding Body: University of Derby
Current Institution: University of Derby
Date of Award: 1998
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The main objective of the research described in this thesis was to investigate and understand the origins of culturally-determined usability problems in the context of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to develop a method for treating this issue, when designing systems intended to be shared by culturally-heterogeneous user groups, such as Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW) systems and the Internet. The resulting approach supports HCI designers by providing an alternative to internationalisation and localisation guidelines, which are inappropriate for tackling culturally-determined usability problems in the context of shared-systems. The research also sought to apply and test the developed approach in order to assess its efficacy and to modify or improve it accordingly.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Usability ; Cultural factors ; HCI ; Interfaces ; Meaning ; Context ; Design ; GUI ; Internationalization ; Localization