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Title:

Assigning Safety Functions to Products during Design – A Cultural Perspective

Author:

Swales, M., Strik, T., Dutta, S. & J. Potvin

Abstract:

This paper attempts to review issues deserving special consideration regarding cultural diversity and product design in the global market. It will explore issues surrounding the effectiveness of warning signs, instructions as well as the appropriateness of transfer of technology in hot climatic conditions. Recommendations will be made regarding more effective transfer of meaningful information and knowledge to non-western cultures.

Original publication:

Prabhu, G.V. & E.M. del Galdo. Designing for Global Markets, 195-204. 1st International Workshop on Internationalization of Products and Systems. Rochester, N.Y. USA. May 20-22, 1999.

Copyright:

© 1999 Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc. ISBN: 0-9722184-2-4

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