In the season finale of Innovation for All, Maggie Delano, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Swarthmore College, breaks down how period-tracking apps exclude people who are not straight, cis-gendered women without medical conditions. She explains how user design could be more inclusive and introduces us to the benefits of Quantified Self.
In this episode, you will learn:
The issues surrounding period-tracking apps
What the Quantified Self community consists of
How period-tracking apps can be more inclusive of people with medical conditions
How user research can think about cases that fall outside of the set target audience
Ways to increase inclusivity in the on-boarding process of app design
Concerns of data privacy in period-tracking apps
How self-tracking can be beneficial
Ways that self-tracking is happening organically
Ideas on tracking “subjective” experiences such as emotion and mood
How to leverage user research to avoid stereotypes and generalizations
In this episode of Innovation for All, Janet Stovall tells us about her history fighting for inclusion since she was a student at Davidson College through present day, where she is the current speech writer for the CEO of UPS. She discusses the complexities of being a woman of color in the workforce and how to address institutionalized racism.
In this episode you will learn:
The history of Project 87 at Davidson College
How measurable, quantifiable movements are successful
What it’s like to be a “stand-in director of diversity”
Experiences of being an Executive Speech Writer for UPS’s CEO
How Janet left corporate America to start her own business
The business case for diversity
Challenges of corporate America
Pros and cons of being self employed
Overcoming discrimination against women of color in the workforce
In this special episode, our favorite experts on AI, product designers and more return to the podcast to answer two key questions: What’s the biggest news in your field in 2019, since we recorded the podcast? What’s something that’s been missing from the conversation that you’d like to see gain more interest in 2020?
You don’t want to miss this one. You’ll hear from:
“Tech should be built for good” says Amanda McGlothlin, co-founder and Chief Design Officer at HQ Network, a Los Angeles space start-up providing digital security products and services for individuals and businesses. As a leader in tech, Amanda believes that privacy is a fundamental human right. Hear her tactical, realistic approach to product design that truly protects the user’s privacy.
Today on the Innovation For All Podcast, Sheana chats with Cyrena Chih, formerly the Director of Product & Business Development for Khan Academy Kids. Learn in this episode how digital educational resources can support kindergarten readiness.
Khan Academy Kids is a free app, available on iOS and Android, that offers early-learning development activities for two- to six-year-old kids. It features engaging activities that develop not only the literacy and math skills of the child but also social-cognitive skills. Cyrena discusses the product and business choices they’ve made to ensure their product reaches more low-income children and families. She also describes how to tell whether an “educational” app is really designed with kids in mind.
How to design kid-friendly applications
What a well-executed adaptive learning program looks like
Why they choose to turn from a for-profit to a non-profit
How do we choose technology to alleviate early achievement gaps?
The importance of parents co-playing with their kids.