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Centring joy

In this video the course contributors discuss the potential technologies have for creating joy.

In this video, our course contributors discuss the cultural benefits of creating gender-inclusive technologies and how we might think of creating new technologies as an opportunity to also create joy.

So far we’ve learnt about the impact of gender inequality within the tech industry. While it’s important to understand the negative aspects of the industry, it’s also important that narratives about women, trans and non-binary people do not only focus on problems but also celebrate the successes and brilliance of these groups.

When designing technologies, it’s important to consider whether they meet a meaningful need and whether they are making a positive impact in the world. Beyond this, however, designers might also ask themselves whether what they are making promotes joy for people – as long as this joy isn’t at the expense of others.

What do you think about the points raised in this video, do you feel that technologies should promote joy?

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