Cross-Cultural Design Learning Tool: Cross-Cultural Design (CCD) Approach: A Study of South Korean Student Projects in Collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

  • Dong Yeong LeeEmail author
  • Mike Waller
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9741)


This paper explores how design can develop an innovatory practice that builds the skills needed to design with cultural sensitivity. It is relevant to designers, researchers, and developers interested in extending the capabilities of innovating in relationship to culture. This paper presents a series of learning projects and outcomes that demonstrate the development of a cultural design tool. The project took place between Goldsmiths University of London in the United Kingdom and (KDM) Korean Design Membership in South Korea.


Innovation methods Cross-Cultural design Teaching cultural understanding CCD Innovation tool Cultural design Global design Service design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondonUK

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