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UI without gender

We often ask about sex or gender in the interfaces we design and provide only two options to answer because it is common to do so. Do we really need to do this?

How do these questions affect and exclude users who can't answer them? How do we design our user interfaces to include diverse gender identities?

This talk focused on the nuances of languages such as Spanish that possess binary grammatical gender and how they increase the exclusion of people whose gender identities don't fit the binary woman/man. It also puts in evidence the power of designers and developers who make decisions that exclude people, and how privilege works as a blinding force not to see those biases.

Duraznoconf is a tech conference that happens every year in the city of Durazno, Uruguay and focuses on the human side of programming.


Durazno, Uruguay 🇺🇾