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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/333144
Title:
Localized trust - the semiotics in culture and e-culture
Authors:
French, Tim; Conrad, Marc; Shaaban, Hussein
Abstract:
Intangible trust perceptions have been shown to form an important part of the User Experience (UX) in relation to various B2C (Business- to -Customer) contexts of use. The extant literature appears somewhat immature in relation to intangible trust and UX models from a "non-Western" perspective. Indeed it appears from our recent e-Banking audit using a novel cross-cultural expert evaluation instrument that too often "Western" Banks (such as Deutsche Bank) rely on perceptions of "Eastern" cultures viewed through a lens that relies on stereotypical images, signs and Western style templates. After identifying how trust and semiotics work considering the case of Zanzibar we compare two contrasting e-Bank site localization design paradigms: namely that of Deutsche Bank and HSBC with respect to two target audiences: namely China and Taiwan. The findings of the e-Culture audit are aligned to the ubiquitous set of cultural dimensions first defined by Geert Hofstede. This alignment appears to show that the "Western" stereotypical paradigm is not in alignment with either Hofstede's Individualism/Collectivism metric nor with normative semiotic signs that reflect vibrant local urban street cultures. We go on to suggest that the use of card-sorting may speculatively be used to better engender localized sites that are aligned to local target.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
French, T., Conrad, M., Shaaban, H. (2013) 'Localized Trust - the Semiotics in Culture and E-Culture', International Journal of Digital Society (IJDS), Special Issue, 1 (1).
Publisher:
Infonomics Society
Journal:
International Journal of Digital Society
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/333144
Additional Links:
http://www.infonomics-society.org/IJDS/Localized%20Trust%20The%20Semiotics%20in%20Culture%20and%20ECulture.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Sponsors:
State University of Zanzibar, World Bank
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Research in Distributed Technologies (CREDIT)

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dc.contributor.authorFrench, Timen
dc.contributor.authorConrad, Marcen
dc.contributor.authorShaaban, Husseinen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-24T11:19:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-24T11:19:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationFrench, T., Conrad, M., Shaaban, H. (2013) 'Localized Trust - the Semiotics in Culture and E-Culture', International Journal of Digital Society (IJDS), Special Issue, 1 (1).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/333144-
dc.description.abstractIntangible trust perceptions have been shown to form an important part of the User Experience (UX) in relation to various B2C (Business- to -Customer) contexts of use. The extant literature appears somewhat immature in relation to intangible trust and UX models from a "non-Western" perspective. Indeed it appears from our recent e-Banking audit using a novel cross-cultural expert evaluation instrument that too often "Western" Banks (such as Deutsche Bank) rely on perceptions of "Eastern" cultures viewed through a lens that relies on stereotypical images, signs and Western style templates. After identifying how trust and semiotics work considering the case of Zanzibar we compare two contrasting e-Bank site localization design paradigms: namely that of Deutsche Bank and HSBC with respect to two target audiences: namely China and Taiwan. The findings of the e-Culture audit are aligned to the ubiquitous set of cultural dimensions first defined by Geert Hofstede. This alignment appears to show that the "Western" stereotypical paradigm is not in alignment with either Hofstede's Individualism/Collectivism metric nor with normative semiotic signs that reflect vibrant local urban street cultures. We go on to suggest that the use of card-sorting may speculatively be used to better engender localized sites that are aligned to local target.en
dc.description.sponsorshipState University of Zanzibar, World Banken
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInfonomics Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.infonomics-society.org/IJDS/Localized%20Trust%20The%20Semiotics%20in%20Culture%20and%20ECulture.pdfen
dc.subjecttrusten
dc.subjectuser experienceen
dc.subjectUXen
dc.subjectintangible trust requirementsen
dc.subjecte-bankingen
dc.titleLocalized trust - the semiotics in culture and e-cultureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Digital Societyen
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