Beyond Pink & Blue: Gender in Tech

Innovations in Inclusive Design

Fall 2016
Oct 8: 9:00am – 5pm
Oct 9: 8:30am – 2pm
Studio 2

This course will illustrate how women and men interact with technology environments differently. We will articulate, examine and explore the implications of these differences for design thinking, processes and principles – many of which are determined by designers’ disciplinary backgrounds and the methods they use. We will ask: How can design thinking better address gender and diversity perspectives issues in order to foster “inclusive” design and expand the potential of diversity for all users? What might that look like?

Accepting 30 students. Open to Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Fellows and Post-docs
Apply by September 9

Teaching Team
Londa Schiebinger, John. L Hinds, Professor of History of Science, and Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment.

Ann Grimes, Lokey Profesor of the Practice, Dept. of Communication; Affiliated Faculty/Management, Graduate School of Business; Associate Director, Brown Institute for Media Innovation (Engineering): Faculty Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (2015-16)

Dr. Hannah Jones, teaching fellow (2015-16)

Rebeca Hwang, Co-Founder, Rivet Ventures