This Is Who I Am and This Is What I Do: Demystifying the Process of Designing Culturally Authentic Technology

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5623)


The goal of this paper is to bridge the gap between existing frameworks for the design of culturally relevant educational technology. Models and guidelines that provide potential frameworks for designing culturally authentic learning environment are explained and transposed into one comprehensive design framework, understanding that integrating culture into the design of educational technology promotes learning and a more authentic user experience. This framework establishes principles that promote a holistic approach to design.


human-computer interaction cultural relevance educational technology design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringAuburn UniversityUSA
  2. 2.College of Information StudiesUniversity of MarylandUSA
  3. 3.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceDrexel UniversityUSA
  5. 5.IBM Almaden Research CenterSan JoseUSA
  6. 6.Center of Technology and Social BehaviorNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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