ERIC Number: EJ782724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 44
Integrating Culture in the Design of ICTs
Young, Patricia A.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v39 n1 p6-17 Jan 2008
Nationally and internationally, designers are challenged with meeting the needs of diverse populations, and they are faced with the dilemma of how to integrate culture in the design of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This paper reviews the literature in the fields of human-computer interaction and instructional design to argue that the present methods of integrating culture in design serve a limited scope of what culture can be in the design process. Two conclusions were drawn from this research. First, it is apparent that integrating culture in the design of ICTs serves a broader scope, from the generic or culture-neutral, to the specialised or culture-specific. Second, this review indicates that design has not caught up with technology and that to create for diverse audiences the process must be deliberate.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Technology, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Culture, Literature Reviews, Design Requirements, Computer System Design
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