The Invisible User: Women in DUXU

  • Javed Anjum SheikhEmail author
  • Aneela Abbas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)


“Gender digital divide” is a demoralizing issue with far reaching consequences, debarring women and girls relishing equivalent approach to ICTs usage as men and boys. Numerous reasons can be marked out behindhand this discriminative technology adaptation, e.g. societal blockades, technophobia and techno incompetency. Nonetheless, ICTs have opened new horizons for women, eventually economically enabling and empowering them. This study investigates the challenges faced by women in design and proposes the strategies to bridge the gender gap to ensure an obliging technology for tech deprived women in developing countries like Pakistan.


DUXU User experience Design Usability HCI Women computer interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LahoreGujratPakistan
  2. 2.University of GujratGujratPakistan

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