Designing a Feminist Alexa — An Exercise in Empathic Design 💓

So how do we go about creating a PIA that isn’t implicitly biased; that doesn’t reinforce female subservience?

This is where empathic design comes in. The discussions and activities the students engaged in next involved considering ‘what if?’ — brainstorming atypical situations where someone might need a service specific to their personal experience of life, which specialist user groups this might refer to, and what kinds of abusive trigger words a PIA might need to respond to. Essentially, they actively strategised outside the straight, white, cis male, abled perspectives that currently have the majority of creative control when it comes to PIAs.

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