Browsing by Author "Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)"
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Item3D-printed prosthesis to support female survivors of domestic violence, accidents or cancer treatment in Brazil(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)During development before birth and throughout life, the human body can be mutilated or amputated due to a variety of causes. This study investigates how 3D printing as an innovative technology can be utilized for prostheses production for women with visible disabilities caused by domestic violence, accidents, medical conditions, or cancer treatment. 3D printing offers a more sustainable alternative when compared to traditional prosthetics as it allows for higher levels of customization at lower production costs. This project used Design Science Research (DSR), which incorporates theory, artifact development, creativity, and innovation as a methodological approach. This project investigates the impacts of 3D printing technology on gendered design prosthesis to rehabilitate identity, confidence and independence of women in low- and middle-income countries. ItemDesarrollar estrategias de diseño urbano para combatir violencia de género en México(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemDesign and construction of gender and eco-friendly fuel-less generator for female artisans in Nigeria(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)African civilization has traditionally been patriarchal, and this male-centered inclination permeates all facets of daily life, including the way we think about product design. Most of the user’s centered design framework is very generic and lacks the inclusiveness that is expected to address specific related design issues. Gender-centered design, a particular user-centered design paradigm, has recently risen to the forefront of product thinking. This idea ensures that men and women receive the same benefits from policies and programs while preventing the continuation of inequality. The study used a descriptive and inferential statistical analysis for the questionnaire, and it used the House of Quality (HoQ) tool to map the engineering qualities with the Voice of Customer (VoC) that was retrieved from the participant’s recorded utterance. The HoQ was later used to explore the design of a fuel-less generator prototype. ItemDesigning for support against workplace harassment for low income women in Pakistan(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)The project aims to understand the potential of technology to provide women in Pakistan equitable access to employment opportunities and safe spaces for their narratives of workplace violence and harassment. The research team conducted a qualitative study of female factory workers in regions of Lahore and Faisalabad districts to understand their experiences of harassment and marginalization. Design methods were used to explore ways in which to support addressing their negative experience of harassment and abuse while allowing them to navigate patriarchal barriers to work. ItemDeveloping innovative urban design strategies to combat gender violence in Mexico(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)This project developed seminars with professors, undergraduate, and graduate students from a variety of disciplines in order to come up with innovative design approaches to the issue of gendered violence in Ciudad Juárez. The participants studied the literature on gendered violence in the city and created proposals for designs with gendered violence as the central focus, which included plans for bus stops, experiments in the use of storytelling in design research, and infographics on sexist attitudes among the design students at the university. ItemDeveloping small wind turbines with local women for domestic use in Mauritius(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)The energy transition to renewable sources, along with energy efficiency and management, are areas where women should be engaged actively. This research project aims to design and develop a prototype in the form of a computational model for a system using a vertical-axis wind turbine which can later be scaled-up for domestic use in Mauritius and other small islands. The key research question is to determine how the integration of Gendered Design in the context of small-island economies, with the case of Mauritius in particular, can be achieved using numerical simulations and optimization techniques for the latter application. As such, the efficiency and performance of a small-scale Savonius vertical-axis wind turbine under various wind speeds typical of the Mauritian environment has been numerically investigated. ItemEstudando o uso de artefatos para reconstruir a autoimagem e a identidade entre mulheres sobreviventes de câncer de mama no Brasil(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemUm estudo de caso sobre design de roupas; considerações sobre mulheres na menopausa de baixa renda no Brasil(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemExplorando las infraestructuras urbanas de cuidado para promover la autonomía de las mujeres en Argentina(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemExploring urban care infrastructures to support women’s autonomy in Argentina(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)This research addresses the issue of care work as mostly assumed by women and focuses on the unequal distribution of care services and infrastructures in fragmented cities. This project is located in the city of Córdoba, in the underserved neighbourhoods of Marechal, Villa Páez and Alberdi. The project utilized quantitative and qualitative mapping to understand gendered urban experiences related to care, and how these are omitted in current urban planning discourses. ItemImproving access to financial services to enhance women’s economic empowerment in Ethiopia(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)Financial literacy is low amongst women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resulting in increased poverty stemming from the lack of command over their own economic resources. This study investigated the financial literacy of women and explored the sociocultural and psychological factors that hinder or encourage utilization of financial opportunities open to women. In partnership with Enat Bank in Ethiopia, research was conducted to devise technological solutions, such as a prototype Chatbot application, to facilitate the ease of access to financial services and improve financial literacy. ItemImproving the gendered design in housing and public spaces based on women’s experiences in Rwanda(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)This project explored gendered design in housing and public spaces in Rwanda to identify gendered issues and suggest guidelines to make spaces more accessible for all genders. Data was collected through visits to different universities, institutions and public spaces and surveys given to policymakers and beneficiaries. A gender analysis tool helped to identify how gender can be implemented in the design of spaces and a report with guidelines was written. ItemImproving transportation systems for women in Rwanda(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)Since the early 1990s, gender mainstreaming has been developed as a tool to help in implementing new policies in different areas, however, this tool has not been properly utilized in the transport sector. This project focuses on including gender mainstreaming in the research of the transport system in Kigali City, Rwanda. The gendered public transport project shows that there are tenacious and clear gender differences in transport patterns amongst women, elderly people, and people with disabilities. This research project shows that transport policymakers and researchers must pay attention to gender issues in order to incorporate gendered designs that will impact and improve transport policy and transportation systems. ItemModernization of the Tanzania’s batik industry as a potential source of income for unemployed women : the case of Dar es Salaam(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)Batik is an artistic technique that is created by applying wax to fabrics in specific patterns, followed by dyeing the fabric repeatedly until it has achieved the desired design and colour. In Tanzania, the batik industry is dominated by small and medium firms, mainly led by women in both rural and urban areas who practice the art of batik usually in their own homes. Through survey and interview methods, this study identifies the many challenges associated with the industry, particularly with the techniques that are currently used in the batik industry in Tanzania. Upon analyzing the data from the survey and interviews, modernized and standardized batik techniques were introduced to the industry for the purpose of assisting batik producers in creating high quality and sustainable batik products with potential to be sold in international markets. ItemPróteses impressas em 3D para apoiar mulheres sobreviventes de violência doméstica, acidentes ou tratamento de câncer no Brasil(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemRe/designing the university of Buenos Aires campus to be gender inclusive in Argentina(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)This research aimed to identify the impact of the gender policies implemented by the University of Buenos Aires, specifically on the spaces and everyday uses of its campus spaces. In order to understand how students, faculty, and staff perceive and appropriate campus space, the team carried out a massive online survey as well as an ethnographic study of social media accounts discussing campus spaces. Based on their findings, they have developed recommendations for institutions for the strategizing and application of gender policies in campus design. ItemRe/diseñar espacios de la universidad de Buenos Aires con perspectivas de género en la Argentina(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemReimaginar territorio urbano para la autonomía femenina en Colombia(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS) ItemReimagining urban territories for women’s autonomy in Colombia(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)This project builds on ongoing work in the neighborhood of Bélen in Bogotá to resist gentrification and redevelopment efforts through the creation and expansion of community spaces with a gendered perspective. Researchers from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano worked with a local group of women, the Circle of Women Aisha, to create a community kitchen and expand and renovate an existing community garden at a local community space Casa B. This project focuses on domestic spheres to argue that they are important spaces of feminist politics and community knowledge. ItemStudying the use of artifacts to rebuild self-image and identity among female breast cancer survivors in Brazil(2023) Carleton University; Gendered Design in Steam (GDS)This study qualitatively analyzes the individual and social well-being of female breast cancer survivors who underwent mastectomies in Pernambuco, Brazil. This study focuses on the potential of design as a vehicle for the resignification of self-image by women who have undergone mastectomies due to breast cancer, and to aid in reducing negative perceptions about their bodies. Through interviews, workshops, and exhibitions in collaboration with The Support and Self-Awareness Group for People with Cancer, this study has collected diverse personal experiences from survivors of breast cancer and of those receiving treatments, has highlighted the demands during the different stages of cancer treatment, has provided insight on the relationship these women establish with their own bodies and with artifacts they use, and has allowed women to explore strategies to rebuild their self-image and break taboos related to breasts and breast cancer.