After taking this course, the student can explain what multi-cultural and global design are and how one can make sure that a product fits to different cultures.
- The meaning of culture in designing and using technology
- The basic concepts of cross-cultural design
- Theories of cultural differences (e.g. meta-models and cultural models) and how they can be utilized in design
- Methods of cross-cultural design and evaluation in foreign cultures
- Familiarizing with theories of culture, different cultures and makes points of the culturally dependent aspects in the globalizing world by combining information from different sources
- Insights based on the basic concepts of cross-cultural design
- Innovative application of the learned methods to cross-cultural design work
After completing this course, the student can
- define what culture as a concept means, what kind of levels of culture there are, how cultures differ from each other and how they affect on interaction and experience with products.
- explain different approaches and methods related to multi-cultural design, and critically apply the learnings from the course to the cross-cultural design in practice.
- communicate with representatives of different cultures as a target user group as well as team members, and study their needs and expectations of technology.
The course includes lectures, videos and other material.
Lectures are held on Tuesdays at 10–12 on Tampere University’s campus in Hervanta.
More information in the Tampere University study guide.
You can get a digital badge after completing this course.
käyttäjäkeskeinen suunnittelu human-centered design kulttuuri monikulttuurinen suunnittelu
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