The only way of improving stoves is to actually consider their main users

First published:

Last Edited:

Number of edits:

Traditional stoves are a health problem for many women and small children in under-developed countries. There have been many attempts at improving the conditions be re-designing the stoves in order for them to burn fuel better, or simply using other combustion mechanisms. However, many of these solutions were done without actually understanding their customers [@criadoperez2020Invisible women: exposing data bias in a world designed for men]. The biggest problem was that the designers made some assumptions probably from a male-perspective, and therefore even if they could have been healthier for women, they were not improving their lives. They could take longer to cook a meal, could require wood to be cut in a different way, could require more maintenance.

Interesting follow up: product market fit with biased data

Tags: #gender-bias-in-business #data-based-gender-bias #gender-data-gap #gender-bias-in-market-research


These are the other notes that link to this one.


Share your thoughts on this note
Aquiles Carattino
Aquiles Carattino
This note you are reading is part of my digital garden. Follow the links to learn more, and remember that these notes evolve over time. After all, this website is not a blog.
© 2021 Aquiles Carattino
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Privacy Policy