Number 9

Number 9

Two women demonstrate hand gestures for the number nine, one in American culture and one in Chinese.

Some common gestures differ significantly between American and Chinese cultures, such as the representation for the number nine as pictured here. The woman on the left holds up nine fingers to demonstrate American culture, while the woman on the right curves her index finger to show a number nine in Chinese culture. In a recent study, researchers from the College of Information Sciences and Technology explored the existence of cultural influence and the use of preferences of hand gestures to inform future interactive system interface design.

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