Working with Diversity in Informatics

  • Diversity is a term that is broadly used and challenging for informatics research, development and education. Diversity concerns may relate to unequal participation, knowledge and methodology, curricula, institutional planning etc. For a lot of these areas, measures, guidelines and best practices on diversity awareness exist. A systemic, sustainable impact of diversity measures on informatics is still largely missing. In this paper I explore what working with diversity and gender concepts in informatics entails, what the main challenges are and provide thoughts for improvement. The paper includes definitions of diversity and intersectionality, reflections on the disciplinary basis of informatics and practical implications of integrating diversity in informatics research and development. In the final part, two concepts from the social sciences and the humanities, the notion of “third space”/hybridity and the notion of “feminist ethics of care”, serve as a lens to foster more sustainable ways of working with diversity in informatics.

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Author details:Claude DraudeORCiDGND
Title of parent work (German):Hochschuldidaktik Informatik HDI 2021 (Commentarii informaticae didacticae)
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publishing:Potsdam
Publication type:Article
Date of first publication:2023/11/09
Publication year:2023
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Publishing institution:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Release date:2023/11/15
Tag:Diversity; Gender; Informatics; Intersectionality; Sociotechnical Design
Number of pages:21
First page:13
Last Page:33
RVK - Regensburg classification:SR 910
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
DDC classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Peer review:Referiert
Publishing method:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Open Access / Gold Open-Access
Collection(s):Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2023) 13 / Keynotes
License (German):License LogoCC-BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International
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