Design Within a Patriarchal Society: Opportunities and Challenges in Designing for Rural Women in Bangladesh

@article{Sultana2018DesignWA,
  title={Design Within a Patriarchal Society: Opportunities and Challenges in Designing for Rural Women in Bangladesh},
  author={Sharifa Sultana and François Guimbreti{\`e}re and Phoebe Sengers and Nicola Dell},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2018}
}
This paper examines the opportunities and issues that arise in designing technologies to support low-income rural women in Bangladesh. Through a qualitative, empirical study with 90 participants, we reveal systemic everyday challenges that women face that form the backdrop against which technology design could potentially happen. We discuss how technology is already impacting women's lives, sometimes by reinforcing their subservient role in society and sometimes used tactically by women to gain… 

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