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Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Huatong Sun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

A demanding challenge in cross-cultural design is how to make a usable technology meaningful to local users. This book examines the disconnect of action and meaning in cross-cultural design and ... More


Perception, Ecology, and Music

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents a discussion of the principal characteristics of an ecological approach to perception. Adopting many of the principles set out in the ecological work of James Gibson, it ... More


Conclusion

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This concluding chapter reviews some of the main ideas that have been featured in the preceding chapters, and goes on to consider whose listening (and therefore whose meaning) the theory attempts to ... More


Ethical Affordances, Awareness, and Actions

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a definition of some key terms: ethics, morality, reflexive awareness, and affordance. Studies that focus on virtues, values, and ways of life tend to fall under ... More


Sophie's Story: New Chocolate at Work

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter elucidates how action and meaning are interwoven in local uses, with a focus on the dialogic interactions of technology affordances, using an American case. It looks at how American ... More


Lili's Story: Pure Water in Social Network

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter elucidates how action and meaning are interwoven in local uses, with a focus on the dialogic interactions of technology affordances, using a Chinese case. It examines Chinese teacher ... More


Brian's Story: Conversations Carried through My Fingers

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter explores the complexities of local culture beyond the models of cultural dimensions with an American user case. It studies American graduate student Brian’s texting use for coordinating ... More


Valence and Habit

John Levi Martin

in The Explanation of Social Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter follows the derivation of field theory in the social sciences from two starting points, first, the Gestalt psychology discussed in Chapter 5, and second, analyses of coordinated ... More


Integrating Action and Meaning into Cross-Cultural Design

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

A holistic vision of user experience is essential for integrating action and meaning in cross-cultural design. This chapter answers the questions How and What in developing a holistic view of user ... More


Culturally Localized User Experience as Situated and Constructed

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter further develops the framework of CLUE with a consolidated discussion of five use cases presented earlier. It situates those cases on a broader horizon and reviews the trends of user ... More


Person (Mis)Perception? On the Biased Representation of the Human Body

Kerri L. Johnson

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A considerable amount of research has shown that observers are attuned to cues in the human body—including its shape and motion—that permit them to successfully categorize others into groups (e.g., ... More


When things break: mending roads, being social

Valerie Allen

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In this chapter, Allen presents the road as a social actor participating in a community traditionally defined exclusively by humans as commuters. Her study centres on when roads are in disrepair or ... More


Coordinating Social Beings in Motion

Kerry L. Marsh

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter offers a body-movement-based account of how essential our bodies, embedded in a social environment, are to social interaction. Evidence suggests that multiple bodies in motion are ... More


Animals Behaving Badly: Indigenous Perceptions of Wildlife Protection 1

Ben Campbell

in Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198078524
eISBN:
9780199082278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Langtang National Park prevents killing crop-raiding animals, but the practice of hunting and the game of sharing the hunted have been ideologically and historically central to social cooperation ... More


Ranking Devices: The Socio-Materiality of Ratings

Neil Pollock

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Despite the growing importance of formal rankings within the economy, we still have relatively little understanding of the materiality of rankings. By this it is meant the various “devices” that go ... More


Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind

Shaun Gallagher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794325
eISBN:
9780191840722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Enactivist Interventions explores central issues in the contemporary debates about embodied cognition, addressing interdisciplinary questions about intentionality, representation, affordances, the ... More


Rotational invariants and dynamic touch

CLAUDIA CARELLO and MICHAEL T. TURVEY

in Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There are two main goals presented in this chapter: to cite the role of haptics to the perceiving abilities of both the blind and the sighted of their surroundings and to state that these skills are ... More


Debris and delight: children’s play during the second world war

Becky Willans

in Practice-based Research in Children's Play

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447330035
eISBN:
9781447330080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330035.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

This chapter uses the rich oral histories of five people who were children in the East End of London during WWII to document where they played and what they played with, and to illustrate how oral ... More


Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Bonnie C. Wade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085210
eISBN:
9780226085494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

When, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japanese leaders put into motion processes of modernization, Western music was adopted into the curriculum of a new educational system as a ... More


The Seamless Coupling of Bits and Atoms

Hiroshi Ishii and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Hiroshi Ishii conducts research in the MIT Media Lab in two principal areas: the field of Human-Computer Interactions, and the field of interface design linking human beings, digital information and ... More


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