The GenderMag Design Catalog
This website shows evidence-based examples of designs that have been made more inclusive using The GenderMag Method. The changes are described in terms of the GenderMag cognitive facets Link to a page that explains the facets. If you would like to contribute your own pre- and post-GenderMag designs to this website, please email us at gendermag.method@gmail.com.
Richen details : Detailed survey choices help risk-averse user move forward
Problem

The third choice does not indicate that graduate courses are part of the Computer Science or Electrical & Computer Engineering dept.

Attitude Towards Risk: A risk-averse user may abandon the survey all together if they do not see an option that fits their specific task. They don't want to waste time on something that may not actually help them reach their end goal.

Also affects users with: low computer self-efficacy, comprehensive information processing style
Solution

The third choice now specifies "CS & ECE".

Attitude Towards Risk: This solution empowers a risk-averse user to comfortably move forward knowing they are on the right track. It also doesn't hurt a risk-tolerant user.

Adding more detail also helps users with: low computer self-efficacy, comprehensive information processing style

Evidence: This redesign was created for the OSU Curriculum Proposal Form using GenderMag moments.

Indicate progress: Task progress indicators help users manage their time
Problem

A user didn't know how far along they were in the process of filling out the survey.

Attitude Toward Risk: Risk averse users have rarely any spare time and would like to know how much of the survey they have left to decide whether or not to continue.

Also affects users with: process-oriented learning style
Solution

A progress bar is now at the top of the survey to let users know how much of the survey they have left to complete.

Attitude Toward Risk: Risk averse users now are able to track their progress through the survey and know exactly how much is left. It also doesn't hurt risk tolerant users.

Showing user progression through a task also helps users with: process-oriented learning style

Evidence: This redesign was created for the OSU Curriculum Proposal Form using GenderMag moments.