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PDX Lunch & Learn: Engineering Inclusivity into Software Products
January 22, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Gender inclusiveness in software companies is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor: software itself. Research shows that different people often work differently with software, and that some of these differences statistically cluster by gender.
GenderMag is used to find and fix “inclusivity bugs” — gender biases in software that support people of one gender less well than people of another gender. At the core of the method are five cognitive styles drawn from a large body of foundational work from computer science, psychology, education, communications, and women’s studies. Learn about its impact and use in real software and ways your company can use GenderMag to improve your products.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This Lunch & Learn is best suited for anyone interested in gender inclusiveness, and all those who helps envision, design, create, and test software.
ABOUT GENDERMAG PROJECT
The GenderMag Project at Oregon State University is the creator of the GenderMag method, which helps software developers and usability professionals find and fix software features with gender-inclusiveness “bugs”.