Towards a Culture-Adaptable User-Interface Architecture

Culture plays a role in the way humans interact with the machine. It implies changes on the UI to fit cultural needs, practices and preferences. Knowledge on these implications is sparse and insufficient until the moment. Employing culture knowledge as rules in the design and development of software user interfaces looks far to achieve. Even though, user interface designers and developers still need to consider differences in user interfaces. Our approach to support user interface developers and designers is to propose a user interface architecture that enhances their ability to apply changes imposed by culture. Our contribution is to analyze culture studies to identify concerns and requirements for such architecture, propose an architecture that satisfies some of these requirements and discuss an idea towards an enhanced one.
ACM, MatrixRom
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