Designing Visual Information for a Global Audience

QuickTake Panel
Thursday, 3 August, 8 - 9 am
Room 157

The web has evolved into a virtual global community. Cultural differences require localized translations of content for accurate information exchange. These localization systems maintain the validity of the information but at an exorbitant cost and demand on resources. Is there a more efficient solution to localizing content? Can new media designers push the visualization of information to communicate effectively with a global audience? This paper reports on teaching cross-cultural communication in interactive design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Chris Jackson
Rochester Institute of Technology
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Nancy Ciolek
Rochester Institute of Technology