Institutionalizing HCI in Asia

Smith, Andy, Joshi, Anirudha, Guilliksen, Jan, Bannon, Liam and Li, Christina (2007) Institutionalizing HCI in Asia. In: 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference (INTERACT 2007), 10-14 Sep 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this paper we investigate the problems and potential solutions to the effective establishment of HCI and usability in India and China. Our discussion is motivated by five years of collaboration with relevant bodies in both countries through EU-funded projects encouraging the development of a usability culture in academic and industrial sectors. In order to contribute to socially-responsible interaction in these countries the ’institutionalization’ of HCI is necessary. For us, this involves three elements: firstly an appropriation of HCI concepts and methods to suit the local country / culture, secondly the forming of a national organization around the reshaped discipline that can actively promote HCI in industry and academia and establish links with local national organizations, and thirdly the roll-out of effective usability practice in industry. Some efforts made in this regard are briefly outlined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISSN: 0302-9743
ISBN: 9783540747994
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_7
Page Range: pp. 85-99
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-540-74800-7_7
Keywords: cross-cultural usability, India, China, institutionalization
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 15:22
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:16

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