Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Social Buzz | No Comments

Check out this interesting Design Related podcast titled 99% Invisible!

99% Invisible is a podcast hosted by Roman Mars, and it explores “the unnoticed architecture and designs that shape our world.” I discovered the podcast while attending the American Institute of Architects Women’s Leadership Summit in September of 2019. This conference was a three-day affair with over 700 women in architecture from across the country in attendance. It was a powerful event that reminded me that women bring a unique perspective to the world around us. One of the breakout sessions focused on this aspect and heavily referenced Episode 363, Invisible Women: How to Overcome Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.

Solving this problem could be as simple as being aware of the data bias that surrounds us. This episode and others implore looking at design problems with a fresh eye and seeing both halves of the human population. Making this simple change can help improve design for everyone.