Integration of characteristics of culture into product design: A perspective from symbolic interactions

Yu Hsiu Hung, Wei Ting Li, Yi Sheng Goh

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Abstract

Cultural insight has become essential for improving designs for global and regional markets. However, little work is done on how to dissect culture and incorporate culture characteristics into design activities to create emotional engagements between products and users. This study, therefore, developed a cultural design model to address this problem. The cultural design model was built based on the notion that meaning evolves from social interactions with objects/symbols in the environment and with people. In the model, the theoretical components of Symbolic Interactions and O'Brien's and Toms' user engagement attributes were adopted and were used to analyze culture and transform cultural characteristics into product design features, as well as to "enable user experience." The effectiveness of the cultural design model was verified through a case study with two groups of Industrial Design students on designing tea cups for Taiwanese tea culture. Results of the study provided evidence of the proposed cultural design model in assisting with cultural design activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Design
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Practice, and Case Studies - 5th International Conference, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages208-217
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783642391422
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design: Methods, Practice, and Case Studies, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2013 Jul 212013 Jul 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8023
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design: Methods, Practice, and Case Studies, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period13-07-2113-07-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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