Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary field of study focusing on the design of computer technology and, in particular, the interaction between humans (the users) and computers. While initially concerned with computers, HCI has since expanded to cover almost all forms of information technology design.
Interaction Design Foundation
The field of Feminist Human Computer Interaction [HCI] has evolved over the past decade, since the publication of Showen Bardzell’s 2010 article “Feminist HCI: Taking Stock and Outlining an Agenda for Design”, which proposes a set of feminist interaction-design principles that support technology design and evaluation processes. Feminist HCI encourages systems that are “imbued with sensitivity to the central commitments of feminism – agency, fulfilment, identity and the self, equity, empowerment, diversity, and social justice.”
Dr Charlotte Webb
In terms of subject matter, feminist economics takes a more holistic approach, factoring in all activities that currently fall outside of the mainstream economic sphere, but that without which the economy would not be able to run. In short, it is concerned with all of the things that human beings need to survive and flourish, but particularly with the provision of care of and unpaid domestic labour, sometimes referred to as “social provisioning”. In making this its focus, it seeks to challenge notions of “work” and “production” that are based solely on manufacturing, and asks us to rethink how we value the different sorts of activity that occur within our economy.
Women’s Budget Group
Community wealth building
Community wealth building is a people-centred approach to local economic development. It redirects wealth back into the local economy, and places control and benefits into the hands of local people.
Community Economies research and practice seeks to bring about more sustainable and equitable forms of development by cultivating and acting on new ways of thinking about economies and politics.
Community Economies Collective