HCDE 512 – Week 2 – Visual Sketch of a Cultural Model




The diagram that I drew I am calling the “Atomic Model”.  I call it this because it kind of looks like an atom structure.  It has relative sized circles according to importance in the model.  Each circle represents a different element. Some elements are connected to multiple other parts of the model and some are out on their own (such as Art & Music in the upper right corner).

Differences that will make a difference for the Vending Machine Project:

  • symbols & color preference
  • communication style (language)
  • Gender
  • Market – Target Customer
  • Socioeconomic
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate / Geographical / Surroundings / Neighborhood
  • Rituals
  • Religion