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dc.contributor.authorSTEWART, RLen_US
dc.contributor.authorSKACH, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorBIN, SMAen_US
dc.contributor.authorACM Designing Interactive Systemsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-28T10:26:41Z
dc.date.available2018-03-06en_US
dc.date.issued2018-06-11en_US
dc.date.submitted2018-06-05T12:49:31.987Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/40903
dc.description.abstractHistorically, women have been excluded from engineering and computer science disciplines, and interactive audio is no excep- tion. Relatively few women are involved with the designing and building of embedded audio systems with traditional tools such as microprocessors, but when embedded audio systems are built using e-textiles, much larger proportions of women become engaged with technology. In this paper we review theories for this gender disparity and the barriers women face in working with audio technology, and then present a com- parison of survey data between an e-textile audio workshop and an audio platform user group. Extrapolating from the case study and the surveyed literature, we propose that flexibility in learning, communal dissemination of knowledge, and gender- ing of tools are prominent reasons why women engage with technology via e-textiles.en_US
dc.rightsThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference following peer review. The version of record is available https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3196716
dc.subjectembedded audioen_US
dc.subjecte-textilesen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.titleMaking Grooves With Needles: Using e-textiles to encourage gender diversity in embedded audio systems designen_US
dc.typeConference Proceeding
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2018 ACM, Inc.
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.publication-statusAccepteden_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-03-06en_US
qmul.funderEPSRC and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology::Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councilen_US


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