Gender issues in user interfaces

author: Corrina Bath, University of Vienna
published: Feb. 25, 2007,   recorded: November 2005,   views: 3786


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Most areas of the computing sciences consider themselves to be either gender neutral or they aim at acknowledging physiologically-based differences between women and men. While the first standpoint draws on the traditional ideal of science as a rational, objective and value-free project, the second one does not refer to gender, but to sex differences – a general tendency that is supported by recent interpretations of brain research in popular media.

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