A cross-cultural evaluation of HCI student performance - reflections for the curriculum

Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7935-7368, Austin, Ann, Modi, Sunila and Oyugi, Cecilia (2013) A cross-cultural evaluation of HCI student performance - reflections for the curriculum. In: Design, User Experience and Usability. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, pp. 161-170. ISBN 9783642392412

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Human-computer interaction has become a subject taught across universities around the world, outside of the cultures where it originated. However, the implications of its assimilation into the syllabus of courses offered by universities around the world remain under-researched. Our research project provides insights on these implications by studying the performance of HCI students in universities in UK, India, Namibia, Mexico and China engaged in a similar design and evaluation set of tasks. It is argued that the predominant cognitive styles and cultural attitudes of students located in different types of institutions and countries will shape their learning of HCI concepts and tools. This paper in particular reports the analysis of cognitive styles and cultural dimensions of students engaged in a heuristic evaluation of a science education portal. An emergent pattern between adaptive cognitive styles and high uncertainty avoidance is identified in the assessment of the richness of students’ heuristics exercise completion.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Second International Conference, DUXU 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Part II
Keywords: HCI education, culture, cognitive style, design, evaluation
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 16:40
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:16
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/531

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