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.
Break down lists: Categorizing items in a list helps users find items faster
Problem

List isn't categorized enough and there's no structure to the information.

Attitude Toward Risk: A risk averse user wants to clearly locate the publication they are looking for instead of wasting time reading the entire page.

Also affects users with: comprehensive information processing style, task-oriented motivations
Solution

Organizing the publications by category allows users to see all of the subtopics that can be found on the page.

Attitude Toward Risk: With this solution, a risk averse user can identify the category they're looking for and avoid wasting time reading the full page. This doesn't hinder a risk-tolerant user since they wouldn't have experienced the problem.

Organizing the publications by category also helps users with: comprehensive information processing style, task-oriented motivations

Evidence: This redesign was created by a researcher with 2 to 3 years of GenderMag experience

Demolish textwalls: Changing block of texts into encapsulated boxes helps users spend less time finding the correct information
Problem

More than the necessary information is provided, and it is not easily digestible.

Attitude Toward Risk: A risk averse user doesn't want to be overwhelmed with information, and waste time reading the entire page.

Also affects users with: comprehensive information processing style, task-oriented motivations
Solution

Adding the "Learn more..." hyperlink gives users the freedom to choose whether or not they want to view more information,

Attitude Toward Risk: With this solution, a risk averse user isn't forced to read the full page - which could be a waste of time. This doesn't hinder a risk-tolerant user since they wouldn't have experienced this pain point.

Encapsulating large chunks of information this way also benefits users with: comprehensive information processing style, task-oriented motivations

Evidence: This redesign was created by a researcher with 2 to 3 years of GenderMag experience

Leverage hover: Hover-over drop-down menus help users avoid wasting time
Problem

The tabs provide no additional information about the contents of the page, and forces users to view the page before knowing its contents.

Attitude Toward Risk: A risk averse user wants to clearly locate the tab with the information they are looking for instead of wasting time clicking around.

Also affects users with: task-oriented motivations, comprehensive information processing style
Solution

Incorporating hover drop-down menus allows users to see all of the sub-topics that can be found on that page.

Attitude Toward Risk: With this solution, a risk averse user knows exactly what information is under each tab and avoids wasting time clicking around. This doens't hinder a risk-tolerant user since they wouldn't have experienced the problem.

Hover drop down menus also help users with: task-oriented motivations, comprehensive information processing style

Evidence: This redesign was created by a researcher with 2 to 3 years of GenderMag experience