Managing Interpersonal Dynamics in Teams: What is Rude?

What is “rude” to one person may be perfectly acceptable to another. What is fine in the US Northeast may be rude in the South. What is rude in one country may be perfectly fine in another. So what is “rude” and how do we handle it on a diverse team?

Non-US High Tech Professionals: We Need Your Insight!

If you are a female or male high tech professional working in industry outside the U.S., please give us 10 minutes and complete this completely confidential survey. The results will help characterize the daily work experience of tech culture with the goal of increasing the success of diverse work teams.

Be Interviewed: Experiences of Early Career Tech Professionals

The Women in Tech project is exploring the early career experiences of women and men in their first high tech job after college. We’re interviewing developers, engineers, product managers, and UX and HCI professionals who are 9-24 months into their first job. Volunteer!

What If I Had James Damore of Google on a Team?

Many have asked Karen to respond about the James Damore situation. So, she thought about a hypothetical: "What If I had James Damore of Google on a team?" This blog is her answer, including techniques she's employed successfully in the past.

Watch Karen’s
Women in Tech Presentation

In this recording of a YouTube Live Event, Karen covered the latest from the Women in High Tech Retention (WIT-R) Project. She introduced the key retention factors, and then shared some of the interventions, along with some exercises you can try out.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

All of the news from our Fall 2017 Update newsletter! There's a lot happening — pilot testing a new WIT board game, new research studies, conference updates, and more. Catch up — and get involved!

Contextual Design 2nd Edition – New Book Now Available

The classic Contextual Design book has been retired and the new edition is now available. Contextual Design 2nd Edition: Design for Life is completely rewritten, covering how we've changed Contextual Design, including new techniques for the Cool Concepts.

Pilot Test:
Career Power Board Game

Central to the Women in Tech Project is creating interventions to address what we’ve uncovered from the field interviews and quantitative research. Using the research and principles from games for good, a team from University of Maryland is creating a Career Power board game. Intrigued? Help us test it at our next research game night!