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Questions tagged [gender]

a range of characteristics of femininity, masculinity and others described as third gender

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Personal Details Form - Gender Options

I'm currently looking at a refining our new customer sign up form (ecomm site). Due to all of the recent coverage and greater acceptability of different/none genders - how would it be best to ...
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Questions regarding biological sex seen as offensive?

I have been tasked with creating a new front-end for an insurance company, the idea being to provide rough quotes based on filling out a questionnaire, the back-end quote generation etc. is all ...
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gender differences in responses to types of user avatars

I'm not a UX designer by profession but I am currently working on something that requires a lot of considerations of usability. Currently, I'm trying to implement an avatar system that users will see ...
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Handling gender in statistical test data

Context: imagine we're collecting data for a statistical analysis where biological sex is a factor (for example to determine optimal drugs dosage.) Problem: when operator (the one who will insert ...
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How to ask about biological gender

When asking the question about gender we need to take into account the persons identifying gender but still need to know their biological gender. I would like to understand to best combination of ...
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How to design inclusive icons/images representing different gender identity/preferences?

These days there is some consensus around how to address people with different gender preferences apart from male, female and other. The term GLBT has been used to provide some differentiation to ...
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Order of “female” and “male” in survey form

In a survey form, which options would be the best (user friendly)?
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How to include a visual for gender option “other” without being offensive?

When the user signs up in our app, we would like to ask get the gender of the user. For the purpose of the app, it's not important that we have the 'real' gender of the user, but we would like to ...
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Is it a good idea to make radio inputs de-selectable and allow users to leave them blank?

Related question: Why is it impossible to deselect HTML "radio" inputs? Radio buttons are supposed to be impossible to deselect, because users aren't supposed to leave radio inputs blank. ...
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What's an inclusive way of asking for a user's gender and sexual orientation?

I need to ask for users' genders and sexual orientations in a normalized way that allows for filtering users on both properties (so I can't just store user-provider strings). What's the most inclusive ...
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Is my gender selection sexist?

Basically, instead of a simple dropdown gender selection I wanted to go with something a bit more unique. I am using a material-design layout over my entire site, although I feel as if my gender ...
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What is the gender implied by this infographic person

I was wondering if there is a rule/guide on if this info graphic person actually implies male/female - assuming it is used without the opposing specifically female human graphic
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What to use for “other” or “unknown” gender?

We're showing a pie graph that would show something like 53% male, 41% female and 7% unknown. The "unknown" category includes many reasons we can't tell: we don't know, we can't know for legal ...
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Does anyone have data or statistics on how forcing users to reveal gender during registration effects conversions

We are currently working with a client that insists that users have to state their gender during the registration process for a streaming service (for marketing purposes). We really do not want to ask ...
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Can users be given the choice between a man and a woman when seeking product support/services? [closed]

Can users be given the choice between a man and a woman when seeking product support/services? I would like to ensure that such a UX feature can be provided without the product being thought of in a ...
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How to indicate a Male choice / Female choice of identical content

I'm working on an app that will be used for therapeutic purposes. Some of the excercises include audio tracks, and those audio tracks have been recorded twice (one with a male's voice and one with a ...
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Is 'a user' he or she? or none?

Writing use cases is a very important task. It helps stake holders, project members, developers and architects to focus on specific needs for users. I find joy in writing use cases. But sometimes I ...
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Is there data supporting the theory that women prefer rounded borders?

I've been told by people higher up than me that rounded corners are feminine and women like rounded corners. I'm female and I find this idea strange. But I don't want to debate based on bias and ...
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False identification of gender on website registration

How can I filter male and female users of a site? My Problem In brief : We are building a relationship website and want to differentiate users based on gender but need to avoid males registering as ...
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Which gender should I write to

In my language (Hebrew) verbs can be appointed to either male or female, written in a bit different form. (there is no form referring to both). Which gender should I write "to" (what form of verbs ...
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Is it ok to give “OTHERS” as an option in gender category? [duplicate]

Normally we have sex as: 1) male 2) female I just added "others" option in the list.My teacher when checked the form, she was annoyed and suggested it should be removed. So is it really an bad ...
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Alternative gender selection radio buttons

I would like to create a form which includes gender selection. However, I don't like classic male/female dropdowns. I would like to improve look and feel as well as user experience in a smart way. ...
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How can I deal with diverse gender identities in user profiles?

I'm trying to work out the wording for (preferably) a gender dropdown in a user profile of a site I'm working on. I want to be inclusive of people who don't gender orient to either male or female ( ...
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Is there any research on the color schemes which work with different genders

I am working on designing an eCommerce site where the focus is a user group with the age group of 30+ women with expensive tastes and I was trying to find if there is any research on the color schemes ...
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Should “gender” be required, or is there a better way to collect this information?

I believe in keeping a registration form as simple as possible so that we "grease the skids" toward conversion. Every field on our signup form is required, or else we wouldn't ask it. Here's what we ...
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Is usability gender specific?

I'm talking strictly usability, not UX as a whole: Is there a measurable difference between men and women? Can it happen that elements of a website work well for men but don't work for women or vice ...
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Does gender affect the results of a usability test?

There's a question on Quora asking for opinions about subjects' gender impact on usability tests. I think this topic is very interesting given that people of different genders prefer different visual ...
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Default gender, “Male” or “Female”

Should our default gender when selecting male/female on the dropdown list be based on the local sex ratio (if a country have more female than male then female is the default value)?
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Advantages/disadvantages of mixed gender Focus Groups

I am planning to conduct a Focus group for car navigation devices in coming weeks. Initially, I was recruiting mixed gender participants in each session. I am slightly worried that; Males might ...
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Gender considerations in web usage

Are there particular gender differences in web usage/preferences? I'm about to start designing an information-based site with a predominantly female audience. I was wondering what research already ...