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Gender-Inclusive HCI Research and Design: A Conceptual Review

Simone Stumpf, City, University of London, UK, Simone.Stumpf.1@city.ac.uk Anicia Peters, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, apeters@nust.na Shaowen Bardzell, Indiana University, USA, selu@indiana.edu Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA, burnett@eecs.oregonstate.edu Daniela Busse, Oracle, USA, danielabusse@fastmail.us Jessica Cauchard, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, jcauchard@acm.org Elizabeth Churchill, Google, USA, churchill@acm.org
 
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Simone Stumpf, Anicia Peters, Shaowen Bardzell, Margaret Burnett, Daniela Busse, Jessica Cauchard and Elizabeth Churchill (2020), "Gender-Inclusive HCI Research and Design: A Conceptual Review", Foundations and TrendsĀ® in Human-Computer Interaction: Vol. 13: No. 1, pp 1-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1100000056

Publication Date: 09 Mar 2020
© 2020 Simone Stumpf, Anicia Peters, Shaowen Bardzel, Margaret Burnett, Daniela Busse, Jessica Cauchard, and Elizabeth Churchill
 
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Information Systems and Individuals: IS acceptance and use,  Information Systems Development: Systems development methodologies,  Information Systems and Society Impacts on Society
 

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In this article:
1. Introduction
2. Gender Aspects in Cognitive and Behaviorial Styles
3. Gender Stereotypes and Technology Design
4. Gender-Inclusive Design
5. Discussion and Future Research Directions
6. Conclusion
References

Abstract

Previous research has investigated gender and its implications for HCI. We consider inclusive design of technology whatever the gender of its users of particular importance. This conceptual review provides an overview of the motivations that have driven research in gender and inclusive HCI design. We review the empirical evidence for the impact of gender in thinking and behavior which underlies HCI research and design. We then present how HCI design might inadvertently embed and perpetuate gender stereotypes. We then present current HCI design approaches to tackle gender stereotypes and to produce gender-inclusive designs. We conclude by discussing possible future directions in this area.

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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Gender Aspects in Cognitive and Behaviorial Styles
3. Gender Stereotypes and Technology Design
4. Gender-Inclusive Design
5. Discussion and Future Research Directions
6. Conclusion
References

Gender-Inclusive HCI Research and Design: A Conceptual Review

Recent years have seen a growing number of calls for considering gender in the design or evaluation of software, websites, or other digital technology. Calls like these have arisen from an emerging awareness in HCI of findings from the social sciences that are relevant to the way people use and design technology. However, emerging work on bringing together gender research with software design choices is fragmented across multiple disciplines. This monograph aims to help bring such works together, by synthesizing the current state of affairs and future possibilities on how gender comes together with HCI design.

The authors of this monograph consider inclusive design of technology whatever the gender of its users of particular importance. This conceptual review provides an overview of the motivations that have driven research in gender and inclusive HCI design. The authors review the empirical evidence for the impact of gender in thinking and behavior which underlies HCI research and design. They present how HCI design might inadvertently embed and perpetuate gender stereotypes. They also present current HCI design approaches to tackle gender stereotypes and produce gender-inclusive designs. The monograph concludes by discussing possible future directions in this area.

 
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