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Cross-Cultural Technology DesignCreating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users$

Huatong Sun

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.001.0001

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(p.279) Appendix C Coding Scheme: Mobile Text Messaging Use in Context

(p.279) Appendix C Coding Scheme: Mobile Text Messaging Use in Context

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Cross-Cultural Technology Design
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Oxford University Press

Below is a brief description of the coding scheme.

Dimension 1: Rhetorical Purposes of Mobile Text Messaging

Text messages are coded into the following categories:

  • Informing: Any message or reply that is sent to inform about something going on and to share information in which one or both of the parties might be interested

  • Co-experiencing: Any message or reply that is sent to share the current status or experience with the other party

  • Instructing: Any message or reply where the recipient is asked to help or propose something in order to accomplish a task

  • Coordinating: Any message or reply that is sent to coordinate tasks, events, and schedules

  • Expressing: Any message or reply that is used to express feelings or views

  • Switching: Any message or reply that suggests having a follow-up phone or text conversation shortly

  • (p.280) Other: Any message or reply that does not fi t one of the above categories

Dimension 2: Life Spheres of Mobile Text Messaging

Text messages are coded into the follow categories:

  • Work: Any message or reply that is about the life sphere of work related to the sender or the recipient

  • School: Any message or reply that is about the life sphere of the school or the educational institution related to the sender or the recipient

  • Family: Any message or reply that is about the life sphere of the family related to the sender or the recipient

  • Personal leisure other than with family: Any message or reply that is about the life sphere of personal leisure other than with family related to the sender or the recipient

  • Other: Any message or reply that doesn't fi t into any other categories or is a system message from phone carriers or advertisers