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Evaluating Cultural Dimensions to Design Better User Interfaces Public Deposited

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  • Cultural differences between designers and users is an important aspect to consider when designing products for other countries. However, many prominent authors in the human factors engineering field have failed to specifically address how to identify and utilize cultural differences in user interface (UI) design. This research evaluated if design guidelines based upon Hofstede's cultural dimension model led to valid UI requirements. The two dimensions this study focused on were Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance. The researcher interpreted the related literature to create a set of guidelines for each dimension. These guidelines centered on how information was communicated between the UI and the user. The guidelines were then applied to the case study of a medical diagnostic application to create four sets of UI component pairs. An online survey was used to test for correlations between the usability of the UI component pairs and variations in the cultural dimension scores for the participants. Overall, it was found that the usability of the UI component pairs did not significantly correlate with the cultural dimension scores. This suggested that UI design guidelines, based on Hofstede's cultural dimension model, did not produce valid UI requirements for communication of information between the UI and the user. However, the results of the study did provide evidence for when and how product designers should incorporate culturally localized design features. Additionally, the results suggested several avenues for future research.
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