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1st International Conference on Human Centered Design Best Paper Award. Details in text following the image.

Best Paper Award for the 1st International Conference on Human Centered Design, in the context of HCI International 2009, 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, California, USA


Certificate for best paper award of the 1st International Conference on Human Centered Design. Details in text following the image

Certificate for Best Paper Award of the
1st International Conference on Human Centered Design
conferred to

Torkil Clemmensen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

for the paper entitled

"Towards a Theory of Cultural Usability: A Comparison of ADA and CMU Theory"

Presented in the context of HCI International 2009
San Diego, California, USA, 19-24 July 2009

Paper Abstract
"Cultural models in terms of the characteristics and content of folk theories and folk psychology have been important to social scientists for centuries. From Wilhelm Wundt’s Volkerpsychologie to the distributed and situated cognition theorists in the global world of today, thinkers have seen human action as being controlled by cultural models. The study of cultural models for humans interacting with computers should thus be at the heart of the scientific study of human-computer interaction (HCI). This paper presents a theory of cultural usability that builds on the concept of Cultural Models of Use (CM-U theory). The theory is compared to existing Artifact Development Analysis (ADA) theory to identify its sensitivity to explain cultural usability phenomena. The conclusion is that a) the theory can account for empirical findings on cultural usability, and b) CM-U and ADA theories seem to fit different user populations’ perception of usability."

The full paper is available through SpringerLink, provided that you have proper access rights.

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