Researching intercultural participatory design

Bolmsten, Johan (2010) Researching intercultural participatory design. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 109-116.


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What impact does culture have on tools and techniques that are used to facilitate cooperation amongst stakeholders in Information Communication Technology (ICT) design projects? This is a question facing the ICT development activities at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. At the university around 300 staff and students from 90 different countries come together every year. Continuously finding ways to improve how they can actively participate in design activities of useful and usable ICT support to benefit their everyday work is a prioritized area. This short paper presents a case that illustrates the intertwined and negotiated characteristics of culture when working with tools and techniques for cooperation in a student ICT design project. Using the case, an ethnographically based research cycle is explored to make sense of and ultimately further improve the interactions between the actors in an intercultural application domain.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2013 08:08
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:12

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