Difficulty Level:Design Phase:
The GenderMag Method is a process and set of materials to help with the process. It enables software practitioners (e.g., developers, managers, UX professionals) find gender-inclusivity "bugs" in their software, and then fix the bugs they find. The core of the GenderMag Method is a gender-specialized cognitive walkthrough and a set of GenderMag personas that focus on five cognitive factors in problem-solving styles.
Framework of ethics used
Participants: UX professionals, Software Developers
Materials Needed: Apps to evaluate, Scenario to evaluate, Sketch/ Low Fidelity prototype to evaluate, Persona
- Pick a persona
- Pick a user scenario in your tool
- Pick a subgoal for your scenario
- Pick an action for that subgoal
- The GenderMag Project
- GenderMag Teach. https://sites.google.com/site/gendermagteach/.
- Margaret Burnett, Simone Stumpf, Jamie Macbeth, Stephann Makri, Laura Beckwith, Irwin Kwan, Anicia Peters, and William Jernigan. 2016. GenderMag: A Method for Evaluating Software’s Gender Inclusiveness. Interact. Comput. 28, 6 (Nov. 2016), 760–787. https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwv046