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Designing for a Dialogic View of Interpretation in Cross-Cultural IT Design

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Abstract

To search for ways of better communicating the intended meanings to culturally diverse users, this paper uses Bakhtin’s concept of dialogicality and its application to examine how interpretation functions in cross-cultural design. It argues for a dialogical view of interpretation based on the genre notion with its features of situatedness and dynamism. This view of interpretation connects action and meaning in cross-cultural IT design and makes a design appealing to a local context without stereotyping the local culture in an essentialist fashion.

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  • interpretation
  • genre
  • dialogicality
  • cross-cultural design

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Sun, H. (2009). Designing for a Dialogic View of Interpretation in Cross-Cultural IT Design. In: Aykin, N. (eds) Internationalization, Design and Global Development. IDGD 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5623. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02767-3_12

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