Abstract

This paper tells the story of a research program that subsumed the approaches of design, arts and social sciences to enhance gender aware and inclusive research amongst twenty academic teams of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics located in the Souths. These are the findings of our empirical exploration to support the emergence of a transdisciplinary area of research and practice which we defined as Gendered Design. The key factors that proved crucial to overcome disciplinary boundaries and catalyse processes of empowerment are: theoretical and methodological openness, design-driven strategy and experimentation, as well as a holistic and affective approach to collaborations and relationships.

Keywords

gendered design, participatory design, STEAM, transdisciplinarity

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Supporting research on gender and design amongst STEAM researchers in the souths: A case study of subsumption in design methods

This paper tells the story of a research program that subsumed the approaches of design, arts and social sciences to enhance gender aware and inclusive research amongst twenty academic teams of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics located in the Souths. These are the findings of our empirical exploration to support the emergence of a transdisciplinary area of research and practice which we defined as Gendered Design. The key factors that proved crucial to overcome disciplinary boundaries and catalyse processes of empowerment are: theoretical and methodological openness, design-driven strategy and experimentation, as well as a holistic and affective approach to collaborations and relationships.

 

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