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Defamiliarization and Intercultural Learning in Cross-Cultural HCI Education

By Colin M Gray1, Wei Liu2, Xin Xin2, Daniel Chin1, Jacqueline Marks1, Sadie Bunting1, Jerry Anglin1, Becky Hutzel1, Samruddhi Kokate1, Yushu Yang2

1. Purdue University 2. Beijing Normal University

We describe a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) team with participants from China and the United States as they identified design opportunities to create charmful semi-autonomous driving experiences for the Chinese market.

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Version 1.0 - published on 19 Apr 2022

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HCI and UX work is increasingly global, and students have the potential to benefit from building their globalization competence. However, little research has described the unique opportunities and challenges of intercultural project work in the context of HCI education, including the ways in which design knowledge is leveraged in a cross-cultural setting. In this research paper, we describe the experiences of a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) project team with participants from China and the United States as they worked to identify design opportunities to create "charmful" semi-autonomous driving experiences for the Chinese market. Through our analysis of focus groups, synchronous group meetings, and artifacts created over one academic semester, we describe how students engaged design knowledge through the lens of culture and identify strategies that the teams used to constructively defamiliarize their understanding of the design context and potential outcomes. We conclude with opportunities and challenges in coordinating cross-cultural design work and describe new ways in which defamiliarization might be a productive lens to acknowledge and build upon cultural knowledge.

Gray, C. M., Liu, W., Xin, X., Chin. D., Marks, J., Bunting, S., Anglin, J., Hutzel, B., Kokate, S., & Yang, Y. (2022, May). Defamiliarization and Intercultural Learning in Cross-Cultural HCI Education. In 4th Annual ACM SIGCHI Symposium on HCI Education (EduCHI 2022), New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

 

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  • Gray, C. M., Liu, W., Xin, X., Chin, D., Marks, J., Bunting, S., Anglin, J., Hutzel, B., Kokate, S., Yang, Y. (2022). Defamiliarization and Intercultural Learning in Cross-Cultural HCI Education.

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