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Inclusion and Technology Design

  • Course level: Intermediate

Description

Inclusion and Technology Design

There is mounting evidence that meaningful access to ICTs and the competencies required for their effective use are entangled in a complex web of relationships between people’s skills, social positions, and wider social networks. As a result, while considering an inclusive [digital] society, these challenges must be considered as key variables influencing people’s use of it.

This workshop provides a quick conceptual and practical toolset for integrating technical and social support to achieve greater inclusiveness in ICT design. To that goal, we’ll examine three axes of exclusion: class, disability, and gender. The goal of the Inclusion and Technology Design course is to emphasize how technology can become exclusive, how it can affect different groups of society, and how we might conceive of alternative design principles to make our ICTs more inclusive.

The layout of the Inclusion and Technology Design course
Week 1: Introduction: Technology design’s political nature
Week 2: Women in Technology: Why Does a Lack of Female Technologists Affect Technology Design and Development?
The layout of the course
Week 1: Introduction: Technology design’s political nature
Week 2: Women in Technology: Why Does a Lack of Female Technologists Affect Technology Design and Development?
Week 3:Gender and Technology: Challenges and Concerns
Week 4: Information and Communication Technologies and Gender: Field Concerns and Project Management are Critical for Technology Design

Topics for this course

15 Lessons

Introduction

Lecture 1 -Introduction: Inclusive Digital Societies19:37
Lecture 2 – Missing Women in Tech53:29
Lecture 3 – Are Technologies Gender Neutral?35:51
Lecture 4 – ICTs and Gender: Field Concerns and Project Management Approaches for Technology Design49:33
Lecture 5 – The Political Nature of Technology Design28:21
Lecture 6 – Accessibility Fundamentals1:34:17
Lecture 7 part 1 – Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws53:06
Lecture 7 part 2 – Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws35:52
Lecture 8 – Designing an Assistive Technology Ecosystem: STEM Education for the Visually Impaired1:11:35
Lecture 9 – Inclusion in Designing ICT for Development Projects: Who Should Matter Part 129:58
Lecture 10 – ICTs in Agricultural Markets: Are they Inclusive41:54
Lecture 11 – Inclusion in Designing ICT for Development Projects: Who Should Matter Part 219:31
Lecture 12 – Digital Labour, Platforms and the Future of Work1:01:07
Lecture 13 – Assignment Video: Design Jam25:05
Lecture 14 – Assignment Examples Video: Students Presentations49:54
Free

Enrolment validity: Lifetime