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From GenderMag to InclusiveMag: An Inclusive Design Meta-Method

Mendez, C., Letaw, L., Burnett, M., Stumpf, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6482-1973, Sarma, A. and Hilderbrand, C. (2019). From GenderMag to InclusiveMag: An Inclusive Design Meta-Method. 2019 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), pp. 97-106. doi: 10.1109/vlhcc.2019.8818889

Abstract

How can software practitioners assess whether their software supports diverse users? Although there are empirical processes that can be used to find “inclusivity bugs” piecemeal, what is often needed is a systematic inspection method to assess software’s support for diverse populations. To help fill this gap, this paper introduces InclusiveMag, a generalization of GenderMag that can be used to generate systematic inclusiveness methods for a particular dimension of diversity. We then present a multicase study covering eight diversity dimensions, of eight teams’ experiences applying InclusiveMag to eight under-served populations and their “mainstream” counterparts.

Publication Type: Article
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Publisher Keywords: Software, Sociology, Statistics, Systematics, Information processing, Visualization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 13:45
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23101
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