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Incorporating the Cultural Dimensions into the Theoretical Framework of Website Information Architecture

Wan Mohd Isa, Wan Abdul Rahim and Md Noor, Nor Laila and Mehad, Shafie (2007) Incorporating the Cultural Dimensions into the Theoretical Framework of Website Information Architecture. In: Usability and Internationalization. HCI and Culture. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (4559). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 212-221. ISBN 978-3-540-73287-7

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Information Architecture (IA) has emerged as a discipline that is concerned with the development of systematic approaches to the presentation and organization of online information. The IA discipline has commanded significant attention from professional practitioners but lacks in the theoretical perspective. In our effort to formalize the knowledge of the discipline, we report on the extension of our initial work of formalizing the architectural framework for understanding website IA. Since the web is not a culturally neutral medium, we sought to delineate the cultural dimensions within our formed framework of website IA with the incorporation of the cultural dimensions of Hofstede and Hofstede’s (2005), Hall’s (1966), Hall and Hall’s (1990) and Trompenaar’s (1997). This attempt contributes towards the progress of putting a sense of cultural localization to the IA augmentation for local and international website design. In addition, to avoid theoretical aloofness and arbitrariness, practical design presumptions are also reflected.


Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Architecture, Culture Interface, Cross Culture, Interface Design, Localization
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Usability and Internationalization. HCI and Culture
Collections: Scopus
Access Type: General Publication
PRISMA ID: 10873
URI: http://oarr.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/4148

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