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Gender-Inclusive HCI Research and Design: A Conceptual Review

Stumpf, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6482-1973, Peters, A., Bardzell, S. , Burnett, M., Busse, D., Cauchard, J. & Churchill, E. (2020). Gender-Inclusive HCI Research and Design: A Conceptual Review. Foundations and Trends in Human–Computer Interaction, 13(1), pp. 1-69. doi: 10.1561/1100000056


Previous research has investigated gender and its implications for HCI. We consider inclusive design of technology whatever the gender of its users of particular importance. This conceptual review provides an overview of the motivations that have driven research in gender and inclusive HCI design. We review the empirical evidence for the impact of gender in thinking and behavior which underlies HCI research and design. We then present how HCI design might inadvertently embed and perpetuate gender stereotypes. We then present current HCI design approaches to tackle gender stereotypes and to produce gender-inclusive designs. We conclude by discussing possible future directions in this area.

Publication Type: Article
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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