International User Interfaces

International User Interfaces

Barry Jackson (Massey University, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-21-1.ch005
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Abstract

The developing global information infrastructure (GII), together with strongly supported initiatives promoted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), is making it possible for electronic commerce to become a truly international activity. Quite clearly, in order to realize the potential of the Internet as a conduit for the development of an international marketplace, there will need to be changes to the current business and economic paradigms that underpin the working of successful offline businesses. In almost every country worldwide, new models of commercial interaction are being developed to support businesses and consumers so that they can fully participate in, and benefit from, the expanded marketplace. However, to make a success of such an activity requires more than enthusiasm by the international trading community, or an appreciation of new online business and economic paradigms, or access to modern computer-based communications technology; it also requires customers to be able to navigate and use the interface with success and understanding. This means that the developer and owner of the system, in addition to having a knowledge of online business, must have a keen understanding of the cultural and language attributes of their customers. In this chapter, the focus will be concerned partly with issues relating to the cultural interaction of the customer with the system, partly with the development of an international user interface, and partly with examining some of the technical problems relating to the design and implementation of multilingual interfaces.

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Table of Contents
Dedication
Preface
John D. Haynes
Chapter 1
Brian Corbitt, Theerasak Thanasankit
This chapter will challenge the accepted notions of cultural vanilla applications for e-Commerce and e-Business on the Web. The approach taken... Sample PDF
A Model for Culturally Informed Web Interfaces
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Chapter 2
Clarence N.W. Tan, Tiok-Woo Teo
This chapter provides an overview of prevailing trends and developments shaping m-Commerce (mobile commerce) and the wireless economy. A detailed... Sample PDF
From e-Commerce to m-Commerce: The Power of the Mobile Internet
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Chapter 3
John D. Haynes, Ahmed Mahfouz
Electronic commerce (e-Commerce) has exploded on the Internet over the past few years and is expected to continue growing at an exponential rate... Sample PDF
Internet Interface Design: e-Commerce and the User
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Chapter 4
Deborah Bunker
This chapter proposes the idea of electronic commerce (EC) systems as tools that are created within a given context. The implications of this view... Sample PDF
Electronic Commerce (EC) Tools in Context: What are the Implications for Global Electronic Commerce?
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Chapter 5
Barry Jackson
The developing global information infrastructure (GII), together with strongly supported initiatives promoted by the World Trade Organization (WTO)... Sample PDF
International User Interfaces
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Chapter 6
Eric Deakins
This chapter addresses the current lack of empirical research into the organizational impacts of electronic business (e-Business). Any organization... Sample PDF
Electronic Business Strategic Orientation
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Chapter 7
Catherine Wallace
This chapter addresses the lack of attention paid to what is commonly referred to as an organization’s greatest asset, its people, in an... Sample PDF
Human Factors and e-Commerce
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Chapter 8
Virtual Absenteeism  (pages 138-149)
William H. Friedman
This chapter will discuss problems arising from employee use of the Internet for personal pursuits during paid working hours. Since there are both... Sample PDF
Virtual Absenteeism
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Chapter 9
Kambiz E. Maani
In the past decade two movements have had a profound influence on the way we think and communicate–Systems Thinking and the Internet. Both are... Sample PDF
Systems Thinking and the Internet: New Thinking for a New Era
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Chapter 10
James F. Courtney, Sandra M. Richardson, David Paradice
Sustainable development promotes the idea that development should be capable of meeting the needs of today without sacrificing the resources needed... Sample PDF
The Internet, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems Management
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Chapter 11
Peter Raine
The relationship between a complex technological process and an emerging intellectual concept may, at first sight, seem tenuous. However, we may... Sample PDF
The Internet: Intercultural Communication and the Idea of Sustainability
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Chapter 12
Neil Turnbull
Those of us who live in the ‘late-modern’ developed world live in a world that is increasingly technological in character. This is not a new insight... Sample PDF
Only Connect? The Impact of the Internet on Lived Experience
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Chapter 13
Ray J. Paul
Problem formulation, data collection, modeling, testing running, analyzing and results–these are the pre-Internet staged approaches to decision... Sample PDF
The Internet: An End to Classical Decision Modeling?
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Chapter 14
Lucas D. Introna
The purpose of this chapter is to explore the essence of information technology using the work of Martin Heidegger. In particular I will refer to... Sample PDF
The Question Concerning Information Technology: Thinking with Heidegger on the Essence of Information Technology
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Chapter 15
Internet Data Mining  (pages 236-253)
Kuldeep Kumar, John Baker
Data mining has emerged as one of the hottest topics in recent years. It is an extraordinarily broad area and is growing in several directions. With... Sample PDF
Internet Data Mining
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Chapter 16
David Bimler, John Kirkland
The ’60s and ’70s of the last century were effervescent with visions of a radical break between the past and the future. In their manifestos... Sample PDF
Fables of the Reconstruction: Characterizing Business Structures with Online Data Collection
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Chapter 17
Alec Holt, John D. Gillies
Electronic medical consultation as a means of health delivery is available worldwide. While only in its infancy in New Zealand, it is likely to gain... Sample PDF
E-Health and Online Medical Transactions
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Chapter 18
Dianne J. Hall, Ray E. Whitmire, Steven D. Hall, E. Leon Knight
Five hundred financial institutions in the United States were randomly sampled each year for five consecutive years in order to examine Internet... Sample PDF
The Trend Toward Online Banking Services by Brick-and-Mortar Institutions: The Last Five Years
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Chapter 19
George Peters
In our analysis we concentrate on the effects of the Internet on private banking and abstract from other effects that may have changed private... Sample PDF
Banks and Financial Consulting in the Internet Age
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