Inclusive Research by Design offers a variety of training to expand your understanding of the ethics, values, ideologies, and politics of technology design.

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Recently, folks have become aware that many technology infrastructures, products, and processes work better for cis-gender, heterosexual, white men than other demographics. This is a missed opportunity to create innovations that create high economic and social value in our society because:

  • Women are approximately 50% of the world's population
  • Persons with disabilities represent 15% of the world's population [1].
  • In the US, the population is 13% Black or African-American [2]
  • Also 4.5% of the US population identifies as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) [3]

The goal of these training workshops is to expand your imagination and knowledge to create designs that work better for your targeted demographic.

References

[1] World Health Organization. “WHO | World Report on Disability.” World Health Organization, 2020. http://www.who.int/disabilities/world_report/2011/report/en/.

[2] U.S. Census Bureau. “U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: United States.” U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2018. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045218.

[3] Newport, Frank. “In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%.” Gallup.Com, May 22, 2018, sec. Politics. https://news.gallup.com/poll/234863/estimate-lgbt-population-rises.aspx.

Instructor(s)

Facilitator

Logan Williams

Dr. Logan Williams is an independent scholar, a lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the principal of Inclusive Research by Design. Her book Eradicating Blindness (Palgrave Macmillan) investigates engineers and ophthalmologists creating "innovation from below": designing, producing, and distributing services and technologies centered around a marginalized population — in that example South Asians who were blind and low vision from cataracts. Dr. Williams has a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She volunteers for two peer-reviewed journals as an Associate Editor for Science as Culture and a Book Review Editor for Science, Technology, and Society.