Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 195–216 | Cite as

Towards a cultural user interface generation principles

  • Jung-Min Oh
  • NamMee Moon


As ubiquitous computing, and pervasive computing technology are being applied rapidly to the service industry, in the field of HCI, more complex and in-depth research are required at the moment. The efforts to make user experience more valuable using useful multimedia technologies around us, are being made in various parts of the world. In addition to this, generation studies for developing easier and faster UI are being conducted in the field of UI. Until now, the studies have been focused on generation studies using UI pattern models, but smart UI generation development, considering the cultural environment of users, is required. The purpose of this study is to suggest 3-D integrated design principles of modeling, design, and system for the design of cultural user interface generation reflecting the users’ potential culture models. For this, a CTT model was designed based on MB-UID; and a cultural UI generation system architecture was designed by using cultural dimension models and cultural markers. To analyze the cultural factors, CISC (Cultural Index Score for Country) was derived in the process of culture profiling. Then, to verify the design model, culture UI was implemented, targeting the category UI of smartphone app stores.


Cultural user interface User interface generation CTT MB-UID Cultural dimensions model Cultural markers Culture centered design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of IT App. Tech. GSVHoseo University SeoulSeoulSouth Korea

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