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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


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


Neography: Unconventional Spelling in French SMS Text Messages

Jacques Anis

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The abbreviated and often nonstandard orthography and grammar used in SMS messages have provoked the ire of language purists in France. This chapter presents a systematic linguistic analysis of ... More


Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Naomi S. Baron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book shows how Internet and mobile technologies — including instant messaging (IM), cell phones, multitasking, social networking Web sites, blogs, and wikis — are profoundly influencing the way ... More


Email to Your Brain: Language in an Online and Mobile World

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book examines how language evolves, along with changes in the way we interact with other people, as communication technologies become increasingly domesticated. As domestication of communication ... More


My Best Day: Managing “Buddies” and “Friends”

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the way people present themselves to a select group of friends online based on data from two sources: a study of instant messaging (IM) away messages collected by college ... More


Going Mobile: Cell Phones in Context

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses mobile phones, also known as cell phones to highlight their portability, and their impact on language and social interaction. Mobile phones are used either to make voice calls ... 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


Mei's Story: “Idioms Solitaire” between Sports Fans

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/9780199744763.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter explores the complexities of local culture beyond the models of cultural dimensions with a Chinese user case. It regards Chinese graduate student Mei’s late night message exchanges as a ... More


Emma's Story: More than a Nice Gesture in a Technology-Mediated Life

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/9780199744763.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter traces the messaging use of American college student Emma for three years. It looks at meaning construction and identity work in cross-cultural design in a postmodern era and discusses ... 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


Future Directions

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/9780199744763.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This concluding chapter suggests future directions for the research and practice of cross-cultural technology in a glocalization age. Centering on a dialogical approach, it analyzes what the ... More


Language Online: The Basics

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of what is meant by language in an online and mobile world, offering a chronological precis of the types of language media to emerge over the past thirty-five years, ... More


Are Instant Messages Speech?: The World of IM

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores how American college students craft their instant messaging (IM) conversations to determine whether IM is just informal speech written down, or more generally, whether ... More


Gresham’s Ghost: Challenges to Written Culture

NAOMI S. BARON

in Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313055
eISBN:
9780199871094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313055.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the ways in which computer-mediated language and mobile phones are affecting users as individual and social beings. It considers the assumptions regarding reading and writing, ... More


Challenges and limitations of applying branding in social marketing

Lauren A. McCormack, Megan A. Lewis, and David Driscoll

in Public Health Branding: Applying marketing for social change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237135
eISBN:
9780191724060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237135.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There are some key differences between social marketing and commercial marketing that have implications for branding. While branded messages can still be persuasive, they should take a less ... More


What is a public health brand?

Jonathan L. Blitstein, W. Douglas Evans, and David L. Driscoll

in Public Health Branding: Applying marketing for social change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237135
eISBN:
9780191724060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237135.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Branding can be viewed by public health practitioners as a tool that will allow them to influence the perceived costs of engaging in health promoting behaviours. Branded campaigns promote a consumer ... More


The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

David M. Henkin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans commonly recognize television, e-mail, and instant messaging as agents of pervasive cultural change. But many of us may not realize that what we now call snail mail was once just as ... More


sms4science: An International Corpus-Based Texting Project and the Specific Challenges for Multilingual Switzerland

Christa Dürscheid and Elisabeth Stark

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a corpus-linguistic project based on a large-scale collection of Swiss text messages (SMS) and reveals some preliminary findings of this study. Although this is not the first ... More


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