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Gender-Inclusive Approaches in Technology

Gender-Inclusive Approaches in Technology

In general, technologies have been designed by and for men and, in some cases, replicate the prejudices and inequalities found in society This phenomenon becomes increasingly apparent as our dependence on technology grows in our everyday routines. In this program, organised by UAL Creative Computing Institute and Feminist Internet and provided by Future Learn, you will delve into the historical influence of gender on technology and understand how technological advancements can perpetuate gender disparities.

Tech products, services, and systems face problems at every step, and there are big differences in how men and women experience the tech industry. This course helps you look closely at tech processes and figure out how to make them better by including everyone and will provide you the tools to support gender-inclusive technologies in your own workplace.

Topics covered:

  • The role gender has played historically within technology;
  • The need for gender inclusion in technology;
  • Gender-inclusive design, marketing and communication;
  • Gender-inclusive approaches to the product development lifecycle, from user research through to implementation, testing and launch; 

What you will learn:

  • Summarise key elements of gender-inclusive design; 
  • Assess the need for gender inclusion in technology now;
  • Explore gender-inclusive approaches to research, design and feedback; 
  • Reflect on how individual and team biases might impact your work; 
  • Develop gender-inclusive approaches to data and privacy; 
  • Apply gender-inclusive design processes in your own context; 

Discover more about the course.

Learning content

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Geographic scope - Country