Girls and Technology: A first step in the identification of attributes in technology that are
conducive to the engagement of girls and women in its usage.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Economie
  • Pôle de recherche New Work
  • Champ de recherche Diversity and Inclusion
  • Durée (prévue) 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
  • Direction du projet Ana Fernandes
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH HESB | Technique et informatique

Contexte initial

This project aims to create a framework for interventions/experiments to identify whether technological attributes (in e.g. robots) result in differential levels of engagement between girls and boys. The experiments shall be carried out with pre-teens, possibly in schools. In particular, different interactions with robots (cooperation, competition, aesthetics) shall be investigated as to their influence in the degree of engagement of girls versus boys.