Cultural Usability: The Effects of Culture on Usability Test

Qingxin Shi, Torkil Clemmensen

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    Abstract

    Considering cultural aspect of usability becomes one of the key factors for the success or failure of a global product. Culture not only affects products, but also impacts on usability evaluation methods. Usability evaluation methods which come from one culture may not be suitable for another culture. This project aims to examine the effects of culture on thinking aloud usability testing, and to explore what kind of the relations and communications between evaluators and test users are most effective. The project will be primarily based on Nisbett’s culture theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of The Sixth Danish Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Symposium. DHRS 2006
    EditorsOlav Bertelsen, Martin Brynskov, Peter Dalsgaard, Ole Sejer Iversen, Marianne Graves Petersen, Michael Wetterstrand
    Number of pages2
    Place of PublicationAarhus
    PublisherAarhus Universitet
    Publication date2006
    Pages51-52
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventThe Sixth Danish Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Symposium 2006, University of Århus - Århus, Denmark
    Duration: 15 Nov 200615 Nov 2006
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Sixth Danish Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Symposium 2006, University of Århus
    Number6
    CountryDenmark
    CityÅrhus
    Period15/11/200615/11/2006
    SeriesDaimi Report Series
    NumberPB 580

    Keywords

    • Culture
    • Thinking aloud usability test
    • Localization

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