GENUINE 2011-2013


Gender Inclusive User Interface Design
  • 2-years project, started in 2011
  • involving the ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg, and Vienna University of Technology
  • Principal investigator and leader of the ICT&S group in the project (2 workpackages);  400.000 €

Within the GENUINE project we analysed in a usability study with 80 participants if we can identify significant differences in handing UIs between men and women, which revealed that combinations of gender with other factors like age, education, and previous experience are able to explain possible differences better than “just” gender. The results of our analysis were transferred into a publically available criteria catalogue for gender-inclusive UI design, as well as into a model for model-based User Interface development (

Related Publications

Ratzer, B., Weiss, A., Weixelbaumer, B.,  Mirnig, N., Tscheligi, M., Raneburger, D., Popp, R., and Falb, J. Bringing Gender into Technology: A Case Study in User-Interface-Design and the Perspective of Gender Experts. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 6, pp. 3-24, (2014).

Raneburger, D., Popp, R., Falb, J., Weixelbaumer, B., Mirnig, N., Weiss, A., Tscheligi, M., and  Ratzer, B. A case study in automated GUI generation for multiple devices. In AFRICON2013 (2013), pp. 1-6.