Vive la différence!: a survey of cultural-aware issues in HCI
In times when interactive systems need to provide support for the emerging multi-cultureless of many countries, the "on-size-fits-all" approach is no longer applicable. Consequently, the introduction of the culture concept in interactive systems is becoming a necessity, a challenge, and a timely and relevant issue. Indeed, culture has received increasing attention in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) community. In this survey we summarize some basic concepts like internationalization, localization, describing some culture models, particularly Hofstede's cultural dimensions. After we discuss how HCI practices could address these cultural dimensions. Our intention is to establish background and some basic concepts for helping designers incorporating cultural issues in their interaction design.