Design speaks a language that crosses borders. Yet design is also highly culture-bound. If we want to address an international context, we have to take many aspects into account that influence how design is understood and interpreted.
This subject is about cultural aspects in design. We will study and discuss cultural principles and cultural differences. You will learn why some aspects of design are culturally determined and how specific cultural aspects have an influence on how people experience design. This will allow you to design for specific cultures but also to take cultural differences into account when making a universal design.