Smart mobile devices in lifestyles under transformation: A comparative study of smart communication among youth in hong kong and beijing

Albee Xin Chen, Kin Wai Michael Siu

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Abstract

Social and individual lifestyle patterns are undergoing rapid change in the 21st century. The globalisation of the culture, economy and technology requires 'global' design. Globalisation shapes culture and trends in a more integrated way, and Internet technology enables designers to deliver their services and practices without regard for geographical borders. However, diverse regional and local cultures and individual preferences still significantly affect design practice. In China, with its diverse and developing cultures, the trend for smart communication has generated new lifestyle choices, creating marketing opportunities and challenges. We observed the use of smart mobile devices among young people in Hong Kong and Beijing, and compare and discuss the differences in preferences and use scenarios for smart mobile devices in a first to analysing data from users and attempting to trace a new cross-cultural design pattern for smart communication. We conclude that a holistic perspective on smart mobile products and services is needed to solve the problems brought about by the information age in cross-cultural contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Design
Subtitle of host publicationCultural Differences in Everyday Life - 5th International Conference, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages383-392
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013
Event5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design: Cultural Differences in Everyday Life, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8024 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design: Cultural Differences in Everyday Life, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period21/07/1326/07/13

Keywords

  • Chinese lifestyle
  • Cross-cultural
  • Smart communication
  • Smart mobile devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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