Feminist interventions in the design process, Vortrag von Els Rommes, Ringvorlesung "For Future Innovations: Gender in Science and Technology"
Sprache des Titels:
In this presentation, I will first discuss what a feminist design of ICTs could look like. Is it enough to design products that include more women, or should feminist designs include efforts to provide for changes in gender relations? And what do we mean with interventions? In the second part of this talk I will present empirical work on the design of e.g. computer games, websites and mobile phones by eleven enterprises. First, I will analyse the motives these companies may have had for designing in a gender sensitive way. Then I will discuss how the companies actually took gender into account: through designing from stereotypes, with the (reflexive) I methodology or through participatory design. I will discuss the pros and cons of each of these methodologies and finalize with recommendations on which interventions might be effective.