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All inclusive design - excluding no gender

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Lightning talk at EuroIA 2015 in Madrid

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All inclusive design - excluding no gender

  1. 1. All-inclusive design – excluding no gender EuroIA 2015 Sara Lerén @HeedTheNeed
  2. 2. 1. Start with why
  3. 3. KICK THE OLD HABIT “The most dangerous phrase in the language is ”we’ve always done it this way.”” Grace Hopper
  4. 4. THE EASIEST WAY TO DO INCLUSIVE DESIGN? STOP ASKING ABOUT GENDER!
  5. 5. DESIGN FOR EXTREMES – CREATE VALUE FOR ALL!
  6. 6. 1. Start with why 2. Make it all-inclusive
  7. 7. PRONOUNS English Swedish Hon = She Han = He Hen = Neutral
  8. 8. THE EASIEST APPROACH TO PRONOUNS? USE GENDER-NEUTRAL PRONOUNS FOR ALL USERS!
  9. 9. ALL-INCLUSIVE DESIGN 1 http://www.yourformarebelongtous.com My gender is: Please state your gender We want to know your gender because...
  10. 10. ALL-INCLUSIVE DESIGN 2 Source: Emily Horsman
  11. 11. ALL-INCLUSIVE DESIGN 3
  12. 12. 1. Start with why 2. Make it all-inclusive 3. Test your hypotheses
  13. 13. WHY BOTHER? “Your role as a designer is to leave the world in a better state than you found it.” Mike Monteiro
  14. 14. THANK YOU! sara.leren@inuse.se @HeedTheNeed

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