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Culture and Co-experience: Cultural Variation of User Experience in Social Interaction and Its Implications for Interaction Design

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The notion of how multi-users experience technology as a group has opened important vistas in interaction design. Even though literature in cultural anthropology and cognitive psychology implies cultural influence on user experience in social interaction, a cross-cultural notion has, however, been overlooked in this area. This paper aims at exploring relationship between culture and a social aspect of user experience, in a catchier term, “co-experience,” drawing on the concept of “role-takings” by following the framework in symbolic interactionism. Based on literature review, we build the conceptual framework of how role-takings vary in different cultures and how the variations can shape different co-experience. In order to illustrate how this framework can be applied in a real design case, a novel interactive system called “Visual-talk table” is introduced. In so doing, we argue how the framework and the design experiment with this technology can serve as a tool to facilitate cultural aspect of social interaction in designing especially tangible and ubiquitous interaction.

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  • culture
  • co-experience
  • social interaction
  • interaction design

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Lee, JJ. (2009). Culture and Co-experience: Cultural Variation of User Experience in Social Interaction and Its Implications for Interaction 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_5

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