An Overview of a Decade of Journal Publications About Culture and Human - Computer Interaction (HCI)

Torkil Clemmensen, Kerstin Roese

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    In this paper, we analyze the concept of human-computer interaction in cultural and national contexts. Building and extending upon the framework for understanding research in usability and culture by Honold [3], we give an overview of publications in culture and HCI between 1998 and 2008, with a narrow focus on high-level journal publications only. The purpose is to review current practice in how cultural HCI issues are studied, and to analyse problems with the measures and interpretation of this studies. We find that Hofstede’s cultural dimensions has been the dominating model of culture, participants have been picked because they could speak English, and most studies have been large scale quantitative studies. In order to balance this situation, we recommend that more researchers and practitioners do qualitative, empirical work studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDepartment of Informatics INF, Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    SeriesWorking Paper / Institut for Informatik. Handelshøjskolen i København


    • Cultural usability
    • Culture
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Interaction
    • Literature review

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