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Gendered Are Men Design Thinking: UI Designers? More Successful
Do you know that gendered thinking today directly relates to women subjugation?
It is no more about biasness or discrimination
However, the issue has evolved as a matter of equal representation now
Statistics show that 82.6% of UI designers are male
However, women representation in UI design field has fallen in US over the last five years from 32.4% to 24.9%
Obviously chilling but let’s think over it practically
Does women under representation in UI design indicates women incapability?
Because that will mean men are more successful UI designers
OR is it linked with the equal opportunity issue?
There is a 50/50 blend in academics, where in some classes women representation in UI design is more than men
Nevertheless, the web design field is male-dominated
Let’s dig into the logical and subjective reasoning for “Less Women Participation and Under Representation”
Individual and Collective set of beliefs: Women inspirational UI designers in the industry are less than 2%
Social Dogmas and Popular Mindsets: Women are more creative with print and graphic design
Personality Characteristics and Stereotypes: Women are socially conditioned to fear technology
Gender Biased Cultural Roles: Technical stuff is not women’s job. IT and technology are better understood by males
Solution: Create Your Place! Let Socially Constructed Fears Go
Conclusion: The reason behind the existence of gender gap in user interface design is a socially constructed phenomena. It is a discourse that is now socially acceptable and became a pre-dominant controlled thinking.