I wrote a piece a couple weeks ago for the online design magazine Product Design and Development about why more technology gear needs to be designed by women. When I started writing, I set out with the usual inertia of starting from scratch with a deadline looming. But a few hours later I was on my daily walk and company meeting with my husband, berating him about the entire industry, why there are no memory cards or Bluetooth headsets that look and wear like jewelry, why it’s only the fashion industry that designs for women, and how women control domestic spending almost entirely and so what sort of serious company would so overlook us?
He listened patiently, nodding and agreeing when appropriate. He knows who controls our domestic spending so he had no argument with me. So he waited quietly till it was safe to change the subject. (Or so it seemed to me. But then yesterday he tweeted a sweet Twitter note to his peeps about the article (and me) and linked to it on Digg.com. Maybe he does care?)
Ultimately my article turned into something of a rant, too. It’s an informed rant though. And my delightful editor at Product Design & Development let me have my way.
Do you ever wonder why it is taking so long for high-tech companies to notice that women buy stuff? You can read my rant here.
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I have another giveaway to announce tomorrow, too. This one from Disney! So anyone with a daughter, niece, or love of Tinker Bell: Pay attention to tomorrow’s post. This one is wrap-it-up-and-put-it-under-the-tree worthy.