This workshop analyzes the use of techniques to connect empirical work analysis and interaction design in different cultural contexts. In industry, a wealth of usability evaluation methods is used to evaluate computer software user interfaces and other interactive products: Inspection methods, Workplace observation, Think-Aloud Usability Test, etc. These techniques often give - seemingly - similar results when applied in diverse cultural settings, but experience shows that we need a deep understanding of the cultural, social and organizational context to interpret the results, and to transform it into interaction design. The workshop will present current research into cultural usability and human work interaction design. Cultural usability is a comprehensive concept, which adheres to all kinds of contexts in which humans are involved (private family, work, public and private organizations, nature and climate, etc.). See conference website http://www.nordichi2008.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=68&Itemid=92 and workgroup website at http://ilex.cbs.dk/hwid/, where the proceedings is available.
Cultural Usability and Human Work Interaction Design: Techniques That Connects : Proceedings From Nordichi 2008 Workshop Sunday October 19, 2008, 2008
HCI; human computer interaction; usability; cultural