Multicultural adaption framework in Geographical Information System (GIS) interface design

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Abstract

Interface is a medium of interaction between users and computer devices. The effect of multicultural adaption has been influencing interface design process in the last few years. In reality, it is impossible to design the interface that satisfies different users from various culture backgrounds. When the users are not satisfied with the interface, they could avoid from using it for the next time. In UKM, the students come from different culture backgrounds who are local and international students. This research focuses on the multicultural adaption that influences the user interface design for directional kiosk. The main objective is to investigate the cultural background of these international students of UKM and how it can be applied to improve the interface design for directional kiosk. This is to increase the usability level and improve user satisfaction. This research also aims to investigate the persona of local and international students as a part of the proposed framework. The study of cultural background is based on Hofstede's cultural dimensions model. The research methodology began with the process of conducting the questionnaires for local and international students. This method was done in order to find out the characteristics of the interface design that meets their requirements. Besides that, it would also reveal their preference pattern and attributes. After conducting the questionnaires, a multicultural interface design framework would be proposed based on the result of the questionnaires. The prototype would be developed based on the proposed framework. The next phase would refine and validate the proposed framework. The second questionnaires are conducted to get the users opinions about the prototype's interface design. Later on, the proposed framework would be refined based on the second questionnaires. The outcome of this research is the GIS based multicultural user interface design framework for various students in UKM with different cultural background.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011 - Bandung
Duration: 17 Jul 201119 Jul 2011

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Other2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011
CityBandung
Period17/7/1119/7/11

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Interfaces (computer)
Information systems
Students
User interfaces

Keywords

  • culture
  • GIS
  • Interface design
  • usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Nordin, H., & Valbir Singh, D. S. (2011). Multicultural adaption framework in Geographical Information System (GIS) interface design. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011 [6021596] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2011.6021596

Multicultural adaption framework in Geographical Information System (GIS) interface design. / Nordin, Hazwani; Valbir Singh, Dalbir Singh.

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011. 2011. 6021596.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nordin, H & Valbir Singh, DS 2011, Multicultural adaption framework in Geographical Information System (GIS) interface design. in Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011., 6021596, 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011, Bandung, 17/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2011.6021596
Nordin H, Valbir Singh DS. Multicultural adaption framework in Geographical Information System (GIS) interface design. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011. 2011. 6021596 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2011.6021596
Nordin, Hazwani ; Valbir Singh, Dalbir Singh. / Multicultural adaption framework in Geographical Information System (GIS) interface design. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011. 2011.
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