For my recent in-class presentation, I explored an in-depth study done by AIGA’s eye on design published in January 2019, reflecting on the recent history of Gender Inclusion at major design conferences and conventions. This study is important because it highlights the lack of diversity on the basis of gender even at the most ‘progressive’ of events.
three points of research:
In their research, they defined ‘woman’ as anyone who identifies as a woman, which was trans-inclusive research. They worked with the data they had availble, which as previously stated, was less than extraordinary. Also not included in the research (per say), but definitely noticable, was the lack of respresention of any other minority as well (POC, LGBTQ, physical ability, socio-economic status).
There are a lot of solutions pulled from this data that the researchers have offered as advice. These are things that (obviously) organizers need to be aware of, but also attendees of these events, so they can know what sort of information they’ll be given.
AIGA EYE ON DESIGN ARTICLE: “WE SURVEYED GENDER EQUALITY AT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST DESIGN CONFERENCES –AND THE NUMBERS ARE IN”