Cultural Issues in HCI: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Luciana SalgadoEmail author
  • Roberto Pereira
  • Isabela Gasparini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9169)


Culture strongly influences people’s values, expectations, behavior, and even perceptions and cognitive reasoning. Although HCI researchers recognize culture as an important factor, the research about cultural issues and HCI needs to go further. This paper discusses why culture should not be viewed as a threat or something that is better to relegated to minor importance in Human-Computer Interaction, but that has a key role in the investigations and development of new theories, methods and techniques. In the light of the grand challenges prospected in GranDIHC-BR by the Brazilian HCI community, we explore some of the opportunities and challenges culture brought to HCI as a research area.


HCI and culture Cultural aspects of HCI Research challenges in HCI 



This research is partially funded by FAPESP (#2013/02821-1; #2014/01382-7), CAPES and CNPq.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciana Salgado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roberto Pereira
    • 2
  • Isabela Gasparini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceFluminense Federal University (UFF)NiteróiBrazil
  2. 2.Institute of ComputingUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceSanta Catarina State University (UDESC)JoinvilleBrazil

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