Tag Archive: design

  1. forbeswomen1
    by Jessica Schimm

    Time for More Tech Products Designed By and For Women


    The problem is that very few women are entering engineering and most products are designed by men to be sold to men.

    By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Think Prada designed Google Glasses or a way to silence your phone and still keep it in your purse. Microsoft Research Fellow Blaise Aguera y Arcas, the architect behind Bing Maps and Bing Mobile, told a crowd of designers at a Microsoft event in Tel Aviv this week that more women need to be designing technology products.

    According to Business Insider, his rational is that women’s incomes are rising faster than men’s. For example, according to Census Bureau data, single women with no children between the ages of 22 and 30 in the majority of US cities have higher incomes than their male counterparts. Women are increasingly controlling household spending. The technology world, therefore, needs to create more products that are attractive to women so they spend their money on them.

  2. General-Assembly
    by Angie Chang

    UX Design Scholarship Winner Wendy Fong Shares Her Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur: Catchafire’s Rachel Chong

    Wendy Fong (pictured) won a full scholarship to General Assembly’s UX Design course in San Francisco taking place this fall.

    By Danielle Barnes (Programming Producer, General Assembly)

    We are pleased to announce the recipient of General Assembly’s User Experience Design scholarship for Women 2.0 reader Wendy Fong.

    As a teacher, designer, and artist, Wendy has always considered her audience while processing and creating work.