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Trans competent research

In this video course contributor, Cami Rincon discusses their trans competent research practice.

Now we’d like to introduce you to an example of inclusive research in action. In this video, Cami will introduce you to a particular way of researching, defined as ‘trans competent research’.

Trans and non-binary people are some of the most underserved in society, Cami’s work as a conversation designer has focused on the needs of trans and non-binary people, identifying their particular requirements when engaging with technologies such as voice-activated assistants.

Notice how Cami has tailored their research to address the needs of a specific group of people so that their work can effectively address the problems faced by trans and non-binary people.

In the video, Cami notes their work is inspired by Alex Ahmed, a ‘socially-conscious user experience researcher trained in human-centred design’. You can find out more about Alex on her website.

What are your thoughts on conducting research to address the needs of a specific underserved group? Has this example made you reflect further on your own practices?

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