Subway map at Kitayama Station in Kyoto

I talked with Andy Polaine from This is HCD about how living in constantly shifting cultural and physical spaces, and how that has given me unique insight into the influence of culture on communication and creativity. The podcast focused on my new book, Cross-Cultural Design.

"As human beings, we’ll often default to certain patterns that we’re familiar with – ways of structuring content, ways of designing user interfaces, all of those mental models that we are familiar with. Culturally responsive design asks us to take a step back essentially and say, ‘What are the ways that we can make our digital experiences’ – the ones that we create as designers, as content strategists – ‘much more malleable and allow them to fit different people’s perspectives, different people’s lived experiences?’"

Give it a listen/read here!