SIG: Gender-inclusive software: What we know about building it

Margaret M. Burnett, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Michael J. Lee

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

Recent research has shown that some software that is intended to be gender-neutral is not, in fact, equally inclusive to males and females. But little is known about how to design software in a gender-aware fashion, and existing research on gender differences relevant to software design is scattered across at least five different academic fields (e.g., psychology, computer science, education, communications, and women's studies). This research SIG will bring together female and male academics, industry researchers, and practitioners with three goals in mind: (1) to build community across research/practice boundaries; (2) to pool our knowledge on promising practices for design and evaluation of software from a gender perspective; and (3) to begin to build a shared, on-line research and literature base to support solid, well-informed progress on this important issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages857-860
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 18 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Apr 18 2015Apr 23 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume18

Other

Other33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period4/18/154/23/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Gender HCI
  • System design
  • Women

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