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Title:Gendered artifacts and user agency
Author(s):Marshall, Andrea; Rode, Jennifer
Subject(s):Gender
Feminist HCI
Usability
Participatory Design
human-computer interaction
Abstract:In this poster we investigate the tension between feminist design ideals and issues of usability with regard to smart closets. Technological artifacts are inscribed with cultural attitudes toward gender, and in turn they can be used to reinforce societal conceptions of gender to users. We propose that smart closets, such as ClosetClique, our user prototype interface, present an opportunity to recognize gender as an integral part of design, in order to further realize feminist design goals. Additionally, our discussion of usability offers an explicit way to explore how female users react to smart closets as gendered technological artifacts.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Marshall, A., & Rode, J. (2013).Gendered artifacts and user agency. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 999-1002). doi:10.9776/13513
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42077
DOI:10.9776/13513
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03


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