May 14, 2018 Karen Delivering Keynote at Gender and IT Conference

Karen is delighted to be the keynote speaker at the GEWINN Gender and IT conference in Heilbronn, Germany.

View Karen’s Keynote and PanelCloud Foundry Summit

View Karen’s Keynote and PanelCloud Foundry Summit

Watch Karen introduce the Women in Tech project, followed by a panel discussing the Action Framework and interventions.

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

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.

Women in Tech Presentation: Overview and Team Techniques

Women in Tech Presentation: Overview and Team Techniques

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.

Contextual Design 2nd Edition

Contextual Design 2nd Edition

Contextual Design is a series of techniques that guide cross-functional diverse product teams in how to produce successful products. Core to the practice is a series of working design meetings that are run with principles that ensure that the people work well together. Read this book to learn this world-renowned user-centered design technique and how we use data and structured ways of working together to bring diverse teams to a shared understanding of what to create.

Contextual Design is used by companies and universities worldwide. This new book, Contextual Design 2nd Edition: Design for Life is completely rewritten, covering how we’ve changed Contextual Design, including new techniques for the Cool Concepts and designing for mobile and service platform. Notably it expands descriptions on team formation and principles of working together well.