Understanding and Developing for Cultural Identities Across Platforms: Value-Driven Design Principles and Best Practices in a Qataris
Understanding and Developing for Cultural Identities Across Platforms: Value-Driven Design Principles and Best Practices in a Qataris

We aimed to assess the current tactics used by Qataris and other GCC nationals to express identity through the use of virtual identity technologies (e.g., social media profiles and avatars), which are not necessarily designed with their values in mind. This investigation sought muliple results: (1) articulation of base principles and best practices for developing technologies that empower Qataris to enact traditional values and cultural norms, (2) new computational techniques for understanding user values and practices in virtual identity systems, and (3) a novel application illustrating the efficacy of our discovered design principles. 

Principal Investigators
D. Fox Harrell, CSAIL
Haewoon Kwak, QCRI