IWIPS logoIWIPS- The International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems

Home

About IWIPS

Committee

Past Workshops

Proceedings

Sponsorship

Contact

Title:

Using Design Rationale to Manage Culture-Bound Metaphors for International User Interfaces

Author:

Carroll, J.M.

Abstract:

It is often acknowledged that user interface metaphors rely on culturally-specific knowledge. However, designing user interfaces unavoidably involves designing user interface metaphors. Thus, designers need to keep track of their use of metaphors and to reason carefully about why particular metaphors are used with respect to cultural knowledge and practices. Design rationale, making explicit the cultural theories and reasoning behind user interface design decisions, provides a candidate medium for developing and applying knowledge in international user interface design.

Original publication:

Prabhu, G.V. & E.M. del Galdo. Designing for Global Markets, 125-132. 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

Availability:

proceedings available online soon - please email to proceedings@iwips.org for notification
©2018 Product & System Internationalisation, Inc.