250 word essay question Due 03/13/13

250 word essay question. Due wednesday 03/13

 

From the  readings how could culture influence a product design?  What has been learned from the various readings, and state how they can effect designing and commercializing a product in another country?

 

readings:

(copy and past to open in new window) Going Global: A Case Study of Rhetorical Invention, Packaging, Delivery, and Feedback Collection,” Melton, IEEE Transaction, pages 229-242.

“Cultural Values and Argumentative Orientations for Chinese People in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China,” Yeh and Chen, Jandt: pages 51-64 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/lego-racism-star-wars_n_2541369.html?utm_hp_ref=business

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/ikea-transgender-ad-thailand-offends-group-video_n_2540884.html .

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/10/01/ikea-saudi-catalogue-women_n_1928777.html [at the end of the online article there is a wonderful Huffingtonpost slide show called “products losts in translation.” 

 

Jandt, Fred E. (editor) Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2004“Nike’s Communication with Black Audiences,” Armstrong, Jandt pages 264-278

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