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I spend a lot of time thinking about the user experiences of transgender and nonbinary individuals. I’m a UX designer and researcher. I also identify as genderqueer — I use they/them pronouns, and I go by my middle initials CJ instead of my legal first name. This makes me a living edge case, stress testing every user profile system I use.

Based on this combination of UX perspective and edge case experience, I have 8 suggestions for managing name and pronoun data in ways that help support transgender and nonbinary software users. These are mostly focused on strategy and implementation. …


CJ Walker

Portland cyclist, rower, UX researcher/designer, and cat companion. Pronouns: they/them

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