GERD is a scientific model for introducing aspects of gender & diversity into the practical development of technology. The GERD model is designed for use in the tech industry and related research fields. It provides knowledge and guidelines for teams across the proposed phases of research and development.
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The GERD model links Informatics with Gender Studies thinking. It names seven key phases in research and development that are passed clockwise and at times repeatedly. Each phase is characterized by some typical activities with examples.
The whole process is extended by eight "reflection aspects" that have been derived from basic concepts of Gender/Diversity Studies. Each aspect can be related to every research and development phase.
The GERD model was developed as part of an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Bremen, Germany. Now, the GeDIS research group at the University of Kassel, Germany have continued GERD.