NUX Manchester – 6 June 2016 – How to ask about Gender

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The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 6th June in our regular home at the office of, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.

Join us from 6:30pm for food, drinks and networking. Talks start at 7:00pm.

How to ask about Gender

Claire Gowler

As we move towards more customised experiences for our users, why do we still insist on using the black boxes of male and female when asking users about their gender? And why are we asking for it in the first place?

Between 1 and 5 percent of the UK population identifies as having a non-binary gender or are transgender. This talk aims to help designers, UX’ers and developers ask users about their gender in a useful and sensitive manner; educate on what non-binary means and what other issues non-binary and gender variant users may face when using the web.

About Claire


Claire is a Ruby on Rails developer and service designer for Yoomee in Sheffield. She is a strong believer in software for social good, and designing for inclusivity. She is also a Code Club volunteer and occasional event organiser.

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Additional Resources – Providing services for transgender customers: a guide – Gender and sex


Running order

6:30 – 7:00 Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments provided by our sponsors
7:00 – 8:00 Claire’s talk
8:00 – 9:30 Open discussion and networking (with more free beers)


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