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Islamic perspective: Virtual worlds as a western-centric technology


Mohd Yusof, Shafiz Affendi and Zakaria, Norhayati (2007) Islamic perspective: Virtual worlds as a western-centric technology. ACM SIGMIS Database, 38 (4). pp. 100-103. ISSN 0095-0033

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Abstract

Although the number of virtual worlds and their participants is growing rapidly, this phenomena is primarily a Western Culture dominated environment. There is little if any attention paid to other cultures.This article examines this issue from an Islamic perspective? It examines the assumption that if virtual worlds are to become a truly global platform for collaboration, particularly in multinational enterprises, then it will be essential to "encode" the flexibility for social interactions to take place in a way that is sensitive to other cultures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture, Design, Human Factors, Islam
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 04:21
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2015 04:21
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15745

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