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Language, metaphors, and images play a decisive role in determining research questions and processes. The way in which topics are spoken or written about, what images are transported, and what people are represented can limit or expand perspectives. Here, attention should be paid to the inclusion of gender/diversity. When designing technological systems, it is particularly important to reflect on how reality is perceived and described and what scenarios and examples are chosen.

Questions relating to Project Definition

  • What terms, scenarios, representations, visualisations, and images are commonly used in our field of research? Do they mirror a diverse group of people and contexts? Do they reinforce stereotypes? Can we try out new ones and experiment with them?