Title:Design Patterns as a Guide to the Cultural Localisation of Software
Author:Hall, P., Lawson, C. & S. Minocha
Abstract:Guidelines have become an established aid to the development of usable user interfaces. In this paper we examine the validity of guidelines across cultures, suggesting that they are specific to the culture in which they were developed. We go on to suggest that the ability of Design Patterns to encapsulate context, and give examples of solutions that have proven to be successful in that context, may be a more effective aid to the design of culturally localised software.
Original publication:Evers, V., Roese, K., Honold, P., Coronado, J. & D. Day. Designing for Global Markets 5, 79-88. 5th International Workshop on Internationalization of Products and Systems. Berlin, Germany. July 17-19, 2003.
Copyright:© 2003 Product & Systems Internationalisation, Inc. ISBN: 0-9722184-1-6
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