A look at menopause and inclusive design

When you hear or see the word “menopause,” what comes to mind? Do you picture an older woman fanning herself? Or do you think of someone you know?

Half of the world experiences menopause, and in about 20 years, I will go through this biological change. Despite this, I knew nothing about “the Change.” I never spoke with my mom about her experience, nor did I know much beyond the stereotype of a crazy woman experiencing a hot flash.

During my graduate studies at the University of Washington, I met Kelda Baljon and…

Lan Thi Vu

Service + Interaction Designer @Fjord

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