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Gender Equity in Technologies: Considerations for Design in the Global South

Nithya Sambasivan
Nova Ahmed
Amna Batool
ACM interactions, vol. 25 (2018), pp. 58-61


Here we share our reflections on creating an inclusive design process, based on our research on gender and technology in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. We are currently expanding our research to Mexico and Brazil. We have interviewed nearly 200 women, including new mothers, rural farm workers, call-center workers, CS Ph.D. students, and bankers. We suggest four considerations to help designers and researchers navigate the contours of gender inclusion.