Women are people too : the problem of designing for gender

Satchell, Christine (2010) Women are people too : the problem of designing for gender. In ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010), 10-15 April 2010, Atlanta, Georigia.

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Cultural theory breaks with Modern analysis by rejecting traditional notions of race, gender, class and sexuality. In doing so, alternative frameworks such as Post-Feminism emerge which are useful for thinking about culture, technology and what our interactions with it mean. From a Post-Feminist perspective it can be seen how in our multi-cultural, post-industrial, digitized world, there is space to move beyond traditional ways of dividing up society such as ‘male’ and ‘female’. We are then free to re-construct our identity in light of a rich diversity of individually relevant experiences. Therefore, in order to get a better understanding of the highly nuanced cultural interactions that characterize our use of technology, this paper argues against using the inherently stereotyped lens of gender and allowing a new set of user needs to emerge.

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ID Code: 38250
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Post modernism, Gender , Design, Post feminism, Critical theory
ISSN: 978160558930
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Christine Satchell & ACM
Copyright Statement: Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).
CHI 2010, April 10–15, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
ACM 978-1-60558-930-5/10/04.
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2010 21:50
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2010 14:54

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