My thesis explores the generative application of gender analysis to interaction design.
What does that mean?
At SVA IxD, thesis is a consistent approach to a persistent idea. I think a lot about gendered perspectives.
Gender affects the way that we interact with the world. There are 'masculine' and 'feminine' modes of doing lots of things, including language use and understandings of technology. I think that understanding the differences between these perspectives can give us a new framework for designing engaging interactions.
The term 'gender' refers to the socio-cultural process that forms our understanding of 'masculine' and 'feminine'. It's why some may find it odd that grown men enjoy watching My Little Ponies. It's not that men, biologically, aren't able to watch My Little Ponies, it just it seems like they're not supposed to like it. Here's a quick video about these so-called 'Bronies'.
On this blog I post articles, thoughts, and information related to my thesis. I also keep a daily changelog of all the bits and pieces I do.