CSIT 540 Human-Computer Interaction Homework 03

CSIT 540 Human-Computer Interaction Homework 03

Question 1 – eBay (http://www.ebay.com/) vs. Alibaba (https://www.alibaba.com/)

a) Compare the internationalization (that is, customization for different languages and nationalities) of the two sites. (10 points)
b) What type of purchaser is targeted and served by each site? (5 points)
c) Search for “silicon dioxide” on both sites. What are the differences in the search results? (10 points)
d) Search for “Chuck Taylor shoe” on both sites. What are the differences in the search results? (10 points)

Question 2 – Cultural and International Diversity

First, choose a university or college (4-year degree granting institution) in the country of your birth (if born in the USA do not choose Hood College)

Second, choose university or college (4-year degree granting institution) NOT in the country of your birth which speaks a language other than English (for example, Australia, New Zealand, England, and parts of
Canada primarily speak English)

a) Compare the difficulty in finding the College Catalog at each university (difficulty is a subjective measure that you determine) and why did you choose that level of difficulty? (5 points)
b) Does each college offer internationalization, such as choice of language? (5 points)
c) Use Google Translate (https://translate.google.com/) to translate a non-English college website page to English. How would you rate the translation (rating is a subjective measure that you
determine) and why did you choose that rating? (10 points)

Question 3 – Children

Access a scholarly article or paper (through the Hood Library or Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) on the topic of children’s use of digital devices under the age of 8.

a) Submit the abstract or research summary for the article or paper you chose (10 points)
b) Write a ~250 word summary of the article or paper (30 points).
c) Include the article or paper in your submission of this assignment to Blackboard (5 points)

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