The practice of usability in Indonesia is strongly related to the fact that Indonesia is a multi-ethnic nation with its diverse local customs and traditions. Despite of its notorious reputation for economic and political turbulence, the economic wheels in Indonesia are magically still spinning.
Even though the growth of the IT industry has given a significant boost to the awareness of usability, the usability practice has not reached the point of critical mass in Indonesia. Within the framework of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, an analysis of several case studies will provide a showcase of usability practice in Indonesia as a part of Asia regional culture.
Furthermore, a discussion of some current challenges and potential threats for the practice of usability in Indonesia will provide some insights for further strategic development of usability in Indonesia in particular and Asia region in general.