Questions tagged [culture]

Culture is the distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classified and represented their experiences.

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Is the mental model of time advancing to the right in charts globally accepted?

Is it a common mental model, that in a chart visualizing a time dimension, the time is advancing to the right? I'm currently working with the Internation Business Communication Standards (IBCS). They ...
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Should a multinational website background color be a conscious choice?

We know that colors represent different things in different cultures, and selecting the wrong color can have unexpected and unwanted effect on how we present our organization. Gaming sites such as ...
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Does culture affect UX best practises?

I've seen some anecdotal evidence that design differs between cultures - such as THE PUZZLE OF JAPANESE WEB DESIGN But are there any case studies or quantitative data in this area? Aside from ...
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Should we trust a user's web browser to tell us the language/culture they want?

We are based in New Zealand writing a web application for NZ and Australian users initially, with prospects to expand in the future. Our application examines the Accept-Language header of the user's ...
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Are there any resources about connotations related to visual elements from a cultural perspective?

I've been wondering about this for some time, are there any libraries or resources online that show what connotations are attached to any given design element from a cultural perspective? I am aware ...