HomesteadCreator: Using card sorting in search for culture-aware categorizations of interface objects

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Abstract

Designing intuitive interfaces for rural African users requires us to understand the users' conceptual model. We acknowledge differences in categorization approaches based on cultural factors, among others. In the absence of comprehensive literature and theories, we explore card sorting as a means to derive a local categorization of interface objects for one of our prototypes. Results indicate a locational-relational categorization scheme among Herero elders in Namibia.
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Designing intuitive interfaces for rural African users requires us to understand the users' conceptual model. We acknowledge differences in categorization approaches based on cultural factors, among others. In the absence of comprehensive literature and theories, we explore card sorting as a means to derive a local categorization of interface objects for one of our prototypes. Results indicate a locational-relational categorization scheme among Herero elders in Namibia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013
EditorsPaula Kotze, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winkler
Number of pages8
Volume8117
Place of PublicationSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication dateSep 2013
Pages437-444
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40482-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40483-2
DOI
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventINTERACT 2013 : INTERACT International Conferences supported by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) - Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013
Conference number: 14th

Conference

ConferenceINTERACT 2013
Nummer14th
LocationCape Town International Conference Centre
LandSouth Africa
ByCape Town
Periode02/09/201306/09/2013
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN0302-9743

    Research areas

  • categorization, indigenous knowledge, 3D visualization, Card sorting, HCI, interface design

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