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Gender and domestic programming

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This project funded by EPSRC investigated the ways in which the configuration of home technologies becomes gendered. Using a combination of anthropological and cognitive experimental approaches, the Cambridge project further developed into a PhD carried out by Jennifer under the supervision of Paul Dourish.

Blackwell, A.F., Rode, J.A. and Toye, E.F. (2009). How do we program the home? Gender, attention investment, and the psychology of programming at home. International Journal of Human Computer Studies 67, 324-341.

Blackwell, A.F. (2006). Gender in domestic programming: From bricolage to séances d'essayage. Presentation at CHI Workshop on End User Software Engineering

Rode, J.A., Toye, E.F. and Blackwell, A.F. (2004). The Fuzzy Felt Ethnography - understanding the programming patterns of domestic appliances. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 8, 161-176.

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Crucible Theme: Gender and technology