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The enigma of web interfaces: Cultural aspects of web site design

  title={The enigma of web interfaces: Cultural aspects of web site design},
  author={Linda Lim},
This thesis investigates the role of cultural differences in the design and usability of web sites. Specific factors that affect localisation and internationalisation of web sites and user preferences are studied. The overarching research question is: Are there differences in usability of web sites for users from different cultures? There are three areas of interest in this research: (i) Human Computer Interaction (HCI), (ii) Culture, and (iii) Localisation/Internationalisation. HCI focuses… 
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